When Alex Dubin volunteered at Canal Alliance he helped with asylum applications and served as an aide in our ESL program where he learned that he had a passion for working with immigrant communities.
So when he graduated from Tulane University, his mother, Laurie, dedicated his celebration to Canal Alliance and raised nearly $1,000 in honor of Alex’s accomplishments.
“[Alex] got so much out of working at Canal Alliance,” says Laurie. “It exposed him to a slice of Marin that not enough of us see. He got to know immigrants and hear their stories – about the circumstances that led them to leave their countries and the struggles they face here in the US. It led to friendships that he maintains to this day. It’s one thing to read the news or see hardworking Central Americans around Marin – its another thing to get to know them personally the way Alex has. It inspired him to learn Spanish and be as fluent as possible and led to his college double major in Latin American Studies and Spanish.”
After graduation, Alex completed his ESL certification program from Tulane and lived in Mexico City teaching English in a local elementary school. He’s now on a National Outdoor Leadership School program in Chile & Patagonia.
GRACIAS to Alex for all the work that he has done with Canal Alliance and to the Dubin family for their support of our mission and the community!