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University Prep (UP!) is the after school college-readiness program that supports 120 low-income Latino youth to complete a four-year college degree. Our Youth Education volunteers support students in grades 6 to 12 by offering daily tutoring in core subjects and homework assistance. In 2018, 100% of UP! high school graduates qualified to enroll directly into four-year state universities.

This opportunity is currently on waitlist. Anyone applying during Fall 2020 will be placed on waitlist for future opportunities (tbd) and contacted at a later date.

Canal Alliance offers 15-week sessions during the mornings and evenings at Canal Alliance and Pickleweed Community Center in San Rafael. Mandatory orientations and training must be completed.



Volunteers must be 16 years or older.

Youth between 16 and 18 years must count with the authorization of their parents or legal guardian for Canal Alliance to run a background check.


2 hours per week or more for the whole school year


Middle School: September 3 – June 11

  • Mondays – 4:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Thursday – 2:00 to 4:00pm

High School: August 26 – June 11

  • Mondays – 5:45 to 6:45 pm
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – 4:45-6:45


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