now to help immigrants achieve their dreams

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Youth prractice at Canal FC

Outdoors & Recreation

New football club gives youth equitable access to competitive sports

Posted: September 1, 2022

After five years of planning and organizing, the dream of having a competitive Football Club in the Canal neighborhood is now a reality.  

A group of youth explore Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors & Recreation

Closing the ‘nature gap’ for Latino youth in Marin

Posted: August 31, 2022

Access to the beauty and benefits of the outdoors is limited for many young people including first generation Latino students and newly arrived immigrant youth from the Canal neighborhood.


Alleviating overcrowding and expanding affordable housing

Posted: August 30, 2022

The Canal neighborhood of San Rafael is geographically isolated and densely populated: more than 12,000 people live in two square miles. The majority of residents

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Workforce Development

Bank of America provides $155,000 in grants to Marin nonprofits

Posted: August 28, 2022

Bank of America has awarded a total of $155,000 to nine Marin County nonprofit organizations as part of its Charitable Foundation grant program.


Volunteer Carol Njus: ‘Whatever it takes’

Posted: August 2, 2022

Carol immersed herself in the study of Spanish, honing her skills in conversation and reading. She then put her language skills to work, helping Spanish-speaking residents of the Canal neighborhood make critical connections with employers, schools, and government institutions.

Pickleweed Park Green Field

Outdoors & Recreation

San Rafael’s Pickleweed Park upgrade slated for $4.2M grant

Posted: July 24, 2022

After more than a decade of planning, the proposed renovation of San Rafael’s Pickleweed Park has been selected for a $4.2 million boost.


San Rafael approves COVID urgency eviction moratorium

Posted: June 23, 2022

The San Rafael City Council unanimously approved an urgency ordinance this week prohibiting pandemic-related residential evictions through Sept. 30.


Canal Alliance brings Covid-19 resources to small businesses in the Canal   

Posted: June 2, 2022

Business pop ups, begun in Spring 2022, are the latest way that the Covid-19 outreach team at Canal Alliance is helping stem transmissions and keep the community safe and protected.

CA Event


Recovery and Resilience in the Canal Community: Economic Impacts and Solutions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted: May 23, 2022

Public health pandemics, such as COVID-19, not only impact the physical health and wellbeing of communities but also often have far-reaching effects on their social, psychological, environmental, and economic welfare.

Canal Street in San Rafael, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)


San Rafael commits $100K for Canal lighting upgrades

Posted: May 17, 2022

Adrian Rodriguez, Marin Independent Journal, May 12, 2022 San Rafael is poised to spend $100,000 to improve public lighting in the Canal area, responding to

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