to continue to pursue their goals for education, employment, and opportunity during these challenging times

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Jen Caynan


Aliados spotlight: Jen Caynan

Posted: February 3, 2021

In 2018, after dedicating two years as a stay-at-home mom, Jen pivoted professionally and accepted a position at a nonprofit organization in Marin County. At that same time, she joined Canal Alliance’s dedicated community of donors who make a monthly recurring gift by becoming a member of the Canal Alliance Aliados (Spanish for ‘Allies’).

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Celebrating a 16-year partnership

Posted: February 3, 2021

For 16 years, Canal Alliance has partnered with Dominican University’s Service-Learning Program. As a main component of the program, Dominican students are placed within programs at Canal Alliance and other community-based organizations and commit to working with them for a minimum of two hours per week for a full 15-week semester.

Yolanda Oviedo, Senior Manager Residential Properties/COVID Response


Partnership with UCSF on NIH grant to bring critical resources to Latino immigrants

Posted: February 3, 2021

Through an exciting new partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Canal Alliance will participate in the development of more effective measures for COVID-19 testing, resource distribution and vaccine distribution in under-resourced, Latino-immigrant communities.

Lauren Silver


Committed to supporting the community

Posted: January 21, 2021

As the Financial Assistance Program Supervisor, Lauren Silver oversees a team that connects community members with emergency cash payments to help support individuals and families with the economic repercussions of the pandemic.

Eric making desks for UP! students


Former educator builds and donates handmade desks to UP! students

Posted: January 20, 2021

As the digital divide added to the crisis that was disproportionately impacting students and families of color, Eric creatively and generously put his talents and passion to work supporting students. In total, Eric crafted 17 desks by hand for UP! students, and Lisa complemented the donation by providing school supplies. 

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October 9th: Opportunities for Growth

Posted: October 9, 2020

At Canal Alliance, we are always looking for opportunities to better support the Latino community. We invite you to learn about our opportunities for making a difference when you join us in our efforts!

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September 4th: A Step Forward

Posted: September 4, 2020

Updates on our COVID-19 efforts, advocacy and policy work, and the Canal Wi-Fi network and more.

Contact Investigator Arandu Alvarez supports clients to quarantine when they have been exposed to COVID-19.


Investigating COVID cases in the Canal

Posted: September 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has intensified long-standing inequities caused by language barriers, underscoring challenges that non-English speakers face accessing critical information during public health emergencies.


Letter from Chief Executive Officer, Omar Carrera

Posted: August 28, 2020

In response to recent actions that some describe as racial profiling and racially motivated by police officers in Tiburon, California, Canal Alliance stands behind its values of inclusion, safety, and mutual respect to support Tiburon business owners, Yema Khalif and Hawi Awash.

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Were you unable to pay April rent?

Posted: April 29, 2020

You still have time to protect yourself from being evicted, but you must act NOW!

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