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Civic Engagement

Working with Marin Community Foundation to Improve the Lives of Immigrants in Marin County

Posted: May 17, 2023

Canal Alliance and Marin Community Foundation fuel change in Marin County, providing vital legal services to the immigrant community.

Canal's 400 apartment building in San Rafael


Protecting Tenants’ Rights in the Canal Community

Posted: March 21, 2023

Housing is a critical issue facing low-income communities, and Canal Alliance advocates for the rights of tenants in the Canal neighborhood. With the support of the San Francisco Foundation and a coalition of partner organizations, Canal Alliance is empowering residents, preventing evictions, and ensuring that affordable housing remains accessible to low-income families.  


San Rafael tenants call for rent control in Canal neighborhood

Posted: March 9, 2023

Tenants of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and their supporters amassed at City Hall this week to demand that officials urgently enact a rent control ordinance amid mounting fears of gentrification.

Marina Palma is interviewed by Telemundo


Temen quedarse en la calle: residentes hispanos piden control de renta en San Rafael

Posted: March 7, 2023

Decenas de inquilinos, en su mayoría hispanos, acudieron el lunes en la noche a una reunión en el Ayuntamiento de San Rafael para exigirle a las autoridades que impongan un control de renta para así evitar desalojos en la ciudad.

Omar Carrera poses for a headshot in the Canal community


CEO of Marin County’s Canal Alliance says helping Latinos overcome poverty will have a ‘transformative’ impact on society

Posted: February 28, 2023

The Northbay Business Journal goes in depth on the work that Canal Alliance CEO Omar Carrera has done for the Canal community.

Canal's 400 apartment building in San Rafael


‘Opportunity zone’ designation is costly

Posted: February 23, 2023

Opportunity zones were created by the federal government to stimulate economic growth in historically underserved areas.

Canal community fair at Alto St.

Civic Engagement

More Chances for San Rafael Canal Communities to Be Heard

Posted: January 18, 2023

In November 2022, the San Rafael City Council launched the Canal Community Resilience Planning Project, a study investigating the feasibility of sea-level rise adaptation in the Canal neighborhood.

Canal 400 building on the waterfront


Marin nonprofits call for rent control in San Rafael

Posted: November 4, 2022

A coalition of Marin nonprofits is asking San Rafael to urgently adopt a rent control ordinance for the Canal neighborhood amid concerns of gentrification


Neighborhood leader makes an impact

Posted: October 25, 2022

Darlin is co-founder of Voces del Canal, a volunteer advocacy group that is focused on improving the canal community.

Civic Engagement

University student gives back

Posted: October 25, 2022

Britney Guiterrez Calderon registered new voters and advocated for equitable public infrastructure in the Canal community.

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