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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.  


Powerful Women Making a Positive Impact and Pushing Boundaries

Posted: April 29, 2022

Air Gallegos is featured as one of the most influential and powerful women in Marin Magazine’s Leading Ladies article.

Melanny Lemus, UP! Alumni


UP! Alumni spotlight – Melanny Lemus

Posted: April 7, 2021

Melanny said that UP! offered different activities and workshops for students to learn life lessons, which boosted her self-esteem and confidence. Melanny graduated from Sonoma State University in 2019 as a double major with a BA in Spanish and a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

Adult ESL program graduates


Expanding digital literacy while learning English

Posted: March 4, 2021

Since shelter in place was first issued in Marin last March, Canal Alliance’s Education team has been working diligently to address the digital divide for students in our youth and adult education programs. In August, as part of our organization-wide commitment to offering all programs remotely during the pandemic, Canal Alliance launched an online pilot of our adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

Group of students


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.

Cat Melgar


UP! alumni turned staff member

Posted: December 9, 2020

Cat Melgar currently works part-time as a Youth Program Assistant with our college access and success program, UP! (University Prep). Although she has been working at Canal Alliance since July 2020, she has been involved with us for over 10 years as an UP! Student and graduate.

Up! Art Painting


First-generation college-bound students describe how UP! helps them to succeed

Posted: October 15, 2020

See how UP! supports first-generation college bound students to succeed:

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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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