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Emergency response teams connect with communities

Posted: April 11, 2022

Marin County turned to community-based organizations like Canal Alliance to form the new model of emergency preparedness : Community Response Teams.

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Editorial: San Rafael’s prompt commitment of affordable housing is right on track

Posted: April 3, 2022

City Hall has earmarked funding for affordable housing, including a project led by Canal Alliance.

Canal Alliance volunteer Aurelia Vargas hands out free COVID home tests outside Canal Alliance


Marin nonprofits seek equitable pandemic recovery

Posted: March 28, 2022

With societal inequities coming into sharper focus during the pandemic, vulnerable residents in Marin should be at the center of a countywide COVID-19 recovery strategy, a new report says.


San Rafael earmarks $2.6M for affordable housing

Posted: March 9, 2022

San Rafael is spending $2.6 million on four affordable housing projects. Canal Alliance will receive $400,000 toward the acquisition of an apartment building in the Canal area to convert to affordable housing.


San Rafael Canal area residents seek better lighting

Posted: March 2, 2022

Residents in the Canal area of San Rafael are calling on the city to improve public lighting safely after dark.

Portrait photo of Gina Ayala Claxton, Board President


Marin County immigrant-focused nonprofit Canal Alliance elects board president

Posted: February 23, 2022

Gina Ayala Claxton is the new president of the Canal Alliance Board of Trustees.


Marin leaders promote COVID boosters in Canal area

Posted: February 20, 2022

Marin County’s public health office, hoping to get more COVID-19 booster shots into arms, is set to expand mobile vaccination clinics in San Rafael’s predominately Latino Canal neighborhood.

Portrait photo of Gina Ayala Claxton, Board President


Gina Ayala Claxton Named Board President

Posted: February 11, 2022

Rockwell Automation President Gina Ayala Claxton was named President of the Board of Trustees of Canal Alliance in February, taking the helm during a period of organizational growth and through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic.  


Dominican Deepens Community Connections

Posted: February 9, 2022

Dominican University and Canal Alliance deepen their long-term partnership with a focus on student/career pathways and addressing racial inequity in Marin.

Canal Arial shot from afar


San Rafael’s Community Partnerships Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Posted: January 19, 2022

Explore the collaboration that helped close the digital divide in one of San Rafael’s most densely populated area.

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