Posted: August 12, 2021
When Ana Tafolla arrived in Marin as a teenager, she began high school in San Rafael and joined the afterschool program for newcomers at Canal Alliance. Today, Ana is Senior Manager for Social Services and leads a critical new initiative for newly arrived immigrant youth known as Opportunity for Youth (OFY).
Posted: April 28, 2021
In the past week, as we have had time to reflect on the outcome of the Derrick Chauvin trial, we recognize the court’s decision as simply one step towards accountability and know that much more work needs to be done.
At Canal Alliance, we stand up as an ally in the face of injustice. We are determined to remain alert and to advocate for social justice, and we encourage everyone in our community to do so as well.
Posted: March 4, 2021
This month, Lupita Magaña, Canal Alliance’s Senior Mentoring Case Manager, celebrates her 22nd anniversary of working to support Latino immigrants to break the generational cycle of poverty. She is currently the longest serving employee with the agency and works within the Social Services department. Lupita is proud to connect community members with resources that they don’t know exist, much less know they can apply for.
Posted: October 15, 2020
See how UP! supports first-generation college bound students to succeed:
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.
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.
Posted: September 4, 2020
Updates on our COVID-19 efforts, advocacy and policy work, and the Canal Wi-Fi network and more.
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.
Posted: August 20, 2020
Updates on the Canal Wi-Fi network, the Canal Digital Access Equity Fund and more.
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.