Spring 2023 Stakeholder Update from Omar Carrera, CEO
Posted: April 27, 2023
Canal Alliance is dedicated to supporting the Latino immigrant community in Marin County through a variety of services and programs. With a focus on housing advocacy, unaccompanied minors, climate justice, and workforce expansion, the organization aims to empower the immigrant community and create lasting change
Canal Alliance secures $500k grant to bolster workforce development programs
Posted: March 31, 2023
Canal Alliance has secured $524,161 in new funding for our workforce programs, which break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income Latino immigrants in Marin County
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.
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.
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.
San Rafael gets $1.6M in planning grants for ‘priority’ areas
Posted: February 3, 2023
San Rafael has been awarded $1.6 million in grants to fund studies for long-term planning in the Northgate and Canal neighborhoods.
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.
Omar Carrera joins Marin IJ editorial board as public member
Posted: December 31, 2022
Omar Carrera, CEO of the San Rafael-based nonprofit Canal Alliance, has joined the Independent Journal’s editorial board as its public member.
Marin Small-Business Owners Put Microgrants to Good Use
Posted: November 30, 2022
Darlin Ruiz received a $2,500 grant through an agency partnership dedicated to assisting some of the hardest-hit microbusinesses
San Rafael gets funds for Canal area climate change project
Posted: November 28, 2022
San Rafael will use a $762,000 grant to fund an equity-guided study on the effects of sea level rise and climate change in the Canal.