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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:

Monica Bonny: Canal Alliance's New CFO/COO


Meet Monica Bonny: Canal Alliance’s new CFO/COO

Posted: October 8, 2020

Please welcome Monica Bonny to Canal Alliance! Monica serves in a dual-capacity as our new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer.


Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Brinen Stout

Posted: October 8, 2020

Linda Brinen Stout started making cloth face masks as a way to give back to the community and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Linda has made and donated approximately 3,600 masks.

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September 4th: A Step Forward

Posted: September 4, 2020

Updates on our COVID-19 efforts, advocacy and policy work, and the Canal Wi-Fi network and more.


Connecting families to federal benefits

Posted: September 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has intensified long-standing inequities caused by language barriers, underscoring challenges that non-English speakers face accessing critical information during public health emergencies.

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August 20th: Run to Raise!

Posted: August 20, 2020

Updates on the Canal Wi-Fi network, the Canal Digital Access Equity Fund and more.

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Digital Divide in the Canal

Posted: August 19, 2020

COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders have exacerbated many issues facing Latino immigrants in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. One issue that has long existed but is much more visible as a result of the pandemic is the lack of digital access in the Canal. Now thousands of students in the Canal are required to participate in distance learning, yet many have limited access.

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COVID-19 and community updates

Posted: August 4, 2020

Canal Alliance is addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Marin’s Latinx community

Civic Engagement

2020 Census challenges and successes

Posted: July 30, 2020

An interview with Fernando Barreto, Canal Alliance Community Engagement Manager on how Canal Alliance has adapted its Census strategy and approach during COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place.

Fernando Barreto, Community Engagement Manager


Implementing creative solutions for health education during COVID-19

Posted: July 30, 2020

Canal Alliance Community Engagement Manager Fernando Barreto explains how Canal Alliance quickly shifted to be able to provide crucial health education about COVID-19 for the Canal community.

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