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Christina, Canal Alliance volunteer


Volunteer Spotlight: Dominican University student gives back

Posted: July 22, 2021

Christina Pathoumthong, a fourth-year History and Political Science major got involved with Canal Alliance through the Dominican University Service Learning 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.

Eric making desks for UP! students


Former educator builds and donates handmade desks to UP! students

Posted: January 20, 2021

As the digital divide added to the crisis that was disproportionately impacting students and families of color, Eric creatively and generously put his talents and passion to work supporting students. In total, Eric crafted 17 desks by hand for UP! students, and Lisa complemented the donation by providing school supplies. 

Canal Alliance volunteer, Nancy Curran


Volunteer spotlight – Nancy Curran

Posted: January 20, 2021

For over 20 years, Nancy Curran has demonstrated her dedication to Marin’s immigrant community by serving as the Canal Alliance Citizenship Class instructor. Through her volunteer service, she has helped, hundreds (if not thousands) of clients become U.S. citizens!

Pellie Anderson


Volunteer spotlight – Pellie Anderson

Posted: December 9, 2020

Pellie Anderson began volunteering with UP! (University Prep) in 2018. Since then, Pellie has provided students with homework support, study skills, and organizational skills for two hours every week.

Canal Alliance Logo


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!

Linda Brinen


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.

Canal Alliance's new Volunteer Coordinator: Valeria Gonzalez-Rodriguez


Meet our new Volunteer Coordinator: Valeria Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Posted: January 8, 2020

Q: What’s a day in the life of Canal Alliance’s volunteer coordinator like? I learn something new from my colleagues and the volunteers every day.

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Barbara Smilie


Meet our Volunteer: Barbara Smilie

Posted: November 7, 2019

Canal Alliance volunteer: Barbara Smilie

Canal Alliance volunteer: Jordan Vasquez


Meet our volunteer: Jordan Vasquez

Posted: September 5, 2019

Meet Canal Alliance volunteer: Jordan Vasquez

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