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Civic Engagement

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.


Marin immigration advocates decry Title 42 extension

Posted: January 2, 2023

Omar Carrera, chief executive of Canal Alliance, an immigrant advocacy organization in San Rafael, said the policy is being “misused.”

Omar Carrera, CEO of Canal Alliance


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.

Canal 400 building on the waterfront


Marin nonprofits call for rent control in San Rafael

Posted: November 4, 2022

A coalition of Marin nonprofits is asking San Rafael to urgently adopt a rent control ordinance for the Canal neighborhood amid concerns of gentrification

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SFF Unlocking the Power of Public-Nonprofit Partnership

Posted: September 21, 2022

The Canal Policy Working Group was formed in late sumer of 2020 to develop bold, equity–focused solutions to address the disproportionate impacts that Covid-19 brought to the Canal community.

Workforce Development

The State of the Economy

Posted: September 6, 2022

North Bay businesses meet high demand, but shore up for a slowdown.

A responsible way for North Bay counties to ensure their economies remain robust is to support Latino business owners.

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Civic Engagement

Immigration Legal Services as the Foundation for Improving Lives

Posted: September 6, 2022

Canal Alliance’s Immigration Legal Services (ILS) serves as the foundation for Improving Lives in the Canal district.

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.

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