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If you think you are eligible to apply for DACA, and if you live, work, or study in Marin county, please FILL OUT THIS FORM:

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Melanny Lemus, UP! Alumni

Education

UP! Alumni spotlight – Melanny Lemus

Posted: April 7, 2021

Melanny said that UP! offered different activities and workshops for students to learn life lessons, which boosted her self-esteem and confidence. Melanny graduated from Sonoma State University in 2019 as a double major with a BA in Spanish and a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

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Canal Alliance Immigration Updates

Immigration

Biden Administration immigration updates

Posted: April 7, 2021

The Biden administration has passed an influx of recent immigration law changes, with many proposals currently under review. We want to highlights laws and bills that could be impactful to the Marin County immigrant community.  

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Advocacy

Spring 2021 Strategic Update

Posted: April 1, 2021

The impact that Canal Alliance makes in our community would not be possible without the support of many generous individuals, funders and partners. With this communication, we are launching a new effort to share strategic updates with our key stakeholders about our efforts to help Latino immigrants and their families break the generational cycle of poverty:

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Immigration

Public Charge Information & Updates

Posted: March 19, 2021

Public Charge Information and Updates- March 2021

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Media

Free COVID-19 testing offered in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood

Posted: March 18, 2021

The testing is being made available through a partnership between Canal Alliance, a nonprofit serving the city’s predominately Latino Canal community, and the University of California, San Francisco. They received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to offer the program to study the best ways to get people to be tested.

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Media

Marin’s intensive effort drove down a COVID surge among Latino residents

Posted: March 14, 2021

Under the leadership of CEO, Omar Carrera, Canal Alliance has spent the past year helping Latino families in Marin get access to critical services, resources and information relating to COVID-19 and it’s impact on the community, including on-site testing, community-based contact investigating, health outreach and education, and financial assistance including direct cash assistance and rental assistance for households that have lost income and wages during the pandemic.

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Media

As pandemic drags on, North Bay student’s struggle with distance learning worsens

Posted: March 9, 2021

The mental toll of distance learning is taking a toll on students as many schools report dropping grades as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and in-person instruction is delayed. Learning hubs are helping, but for the few students attending them.

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Prepare to become a U.S. Citizen

Citizenship

Citizenship Test Independent Study Resources

Posted: March 8, 2021

Prepare for your naturalization interview and the English and civics tests using these online resources.

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Lupita Magaña, Senior Mentoring Case Manager

Other

Thank you to Lupita for supporting the Canal Community for 22 years

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. 

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Adult ESL program graduates

Education

Expanding digital literacy while learning English

Posted: March 4, 2021

Since shelter in place was first issued in Marin last March, Canal Alliance’s Education team has been working diligently to address the digital divide for students in our youth and adult education programs. In August, as part of our organization-wide commitment to offering all programs remotely during the pandemic, Canal Alliance launched an online pilot of our adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

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