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COVID-19 and community updates

Posted: August 4, 2020

Canal Alliance is addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Marin’s Latinx community

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2020 Census

2020 Census challenges and successes

Posted: July 30, 2020

An interview with Fernando Barreto, Canal Alliance Community Engagement Manager on how Canal Alliance has adapted its Census strategy and approach during COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place.

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Fernando Barreto, Community Engagement Manager

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Implementing creative solutions for health education during COVID-19

Posted: July 30, 2020

Canal Alliance Community Engagement Manager Fernando Barreto explains how Canal Alliance quickly shifted to be able to provide crucial health education about COVID-19 for the Canal community.

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People line up for COVID testing at Canal Alliance

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COVID-19 Disparities in Marin County

Posted: July 30, 2020

With more than 50,000 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the Bay Area, 2,649 of these cases have occurred in Marin County and over half of them in the densely populated Canal neighborhood. The Canal’s 20% positivity rate is triple that of the rest of Marin.

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Ricardo and Oscar in Canal Alliance lobby

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Interview with “Promotores de Salud”, Oscar and Ricardo

Posted: July 29, 2020

We interview Oscar and Ricardo, who work with us as “promotores de salud,” or community health promoters. Oscar and Ricardo connect with people in the community to provide essential educational tools and materials during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Canal Alliance

2020 Census

Administration Aims to Diminish Immigrant Voices

Posted: July 23, 2020

Canal Alliance and Community Action Marin affirms their goal of a fair and accurate census that counts everyone. The White House is trying to remove undocumented residents from the process of redistricting which takes place after every decennial census. The Administration’s goal is to redefine which people count as “persons” and scare all immigrants from participating in the census. The Census Bureau will continue to reach out to all households to respond to the 2020 Census. We must protect our communities, the Constitution, and the census from political manipulation by encouraging participation in the 2020 Census.

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Media

Nearly 80% of Marin County COVID-19 cases are Latino

Posted: July 22, 2020

Latinos make up 16% of Marin County’s population, yet currently account for nearly 80% of the county’s coronavirus cases. It’s the largest racial disparity of any county in the Bay Area, and part of the reason the county has landed on the state’s watch list.

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Michael Gomez, UP! High School Program Supervisor

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Interview with Michael Gomez, Canal Alliance UP! High school Program Supervisor

Posted: June 30, 2020

As we celebrate the graduation of our UP! College and High school graduates, we sat down with Michael Gomez to talk about what it means for him to see his students graduate and go off to college.

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Attendee and volunteer at food pantry

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Canal Alliance food pantry provides food to a record 500 families each week

Posted: June 30, 2020

We are seeing first-hand at Canal Alliance that the coronavirus pandemic and shelter in place order has drastically decreased immigrant families’ earnings. Many residents of the Canal are not only in danger of going hungry, but are also experiencing deep anxiety about how they will feed themselves and their families. The need for food among Canal residents is reflected in the huge spike we’ve seen in attendance at our food pantry.

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San Rafael Educators Donate Stimulus Money to Support Immigrant Families

Posted: June 30, 2020

Canal Alliance is grateful to the San Rafael Teachers Association (SRTA), who, inspired by other school districts in the area, are encouraging the San Rafael City Schools community to donate a portion of their stimulus checks to local immigrant families. The SRTA chose to launch this campaign because they recognize that immigrant families in their district face particularly difficult circumstances in the wake of COVID-19 and the shelter in place order.

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