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San Rafael education, career development director named among North Bay Forty Under 40

Posted: April 25, 2023

Air Gallegos, 35, education and career development director for Canal Alliance in San Rafael, is a 2023 North Bay Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award winner.

Workforce Development

Protected: Partnerships bolster workforce development initiatives

Posted: November 2, 2022

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Client Story

Graduate looks to the future

Posted: October 25, 2022

Maria Espinosa is among Cal Poly Humboldt’s first graduating class of 2022. She has been part of our University Prep program since middle school, took advantage of outdoor enrichment opportunities through high school.


Scientist inspires young Latinas

Posted: October 25, 2022

Krystal Sandza is a technical scientist at BioMarin and a role model for young women in our University Prep program who are exploring STEM careers. This kind of mentorship is critical for students who are the first in their families to attend college.  

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Outdoors & Recreation

Jordan Vasquez: Student volunteer becomes a mentor to immigrant youth

Posted: October 25, 2022

Jordan Vasquez started out as a volunteer teacher’s aide at Canal Alliance helping immigrants speak English. Jordan is now helping immigrant youth in the OFY program as the Client success Mentor Coordinator.

Client Story

A budding flower business takes root 

Posted: October 25, 2022

Fifteen years ago, Iris Y. de Leon learned to speak English by taking ESL classes at Canal Alliance. This year she started her own flower business. 

Client Story

English language classes open doors for immigrants 

Posted: October 17, 2022

When adults improve their communication and technology skills, their education and career opportunities expand, which not only benefits them, but also their families and their community

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.

Workforce Development

Constructing the future with Marin Builders Association and College of Marin

Posted: June 24, 2022

Canal Alliance partners with College of Marin and the Marin Builders Association (MBA) to help hundreds of low-income Latino residents gain construction skills that lead to well-paying jobs.

Students in a classroom; College Signing Day message on the projector


Seniors share their plans on College Signing Day

Posted: June 3, 2022

High school students filter into the large meeting room in the Education Building at Canal Alliance after finishing up their tutoring and after-school activities in smaller adjoining classrooms, each room named after a California university.  

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