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Christina, Canal Alliance volunteer

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.

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Jhovanny, Workforce Development graduate

Client Story

Workforce Development graduate builds a career in construction

Posted: July 22, 2021

Jhovanny, a Workforce Development graduate says he “advanced five years in my career by taking the three-month Construction Classes”

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Aliados por la salud members

COVID-19

Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) implement creative strategies to support the health of vulnerable communities

Posted: June 11, 2021

In January 2021, Canal Alliance joined the Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) campaign. This partnership includes University of California San Francisco, Marin County, and Merced County and is focused on identifying challenges and proposing solutions for improving COVID-19 services to Latino immigrant communities.  

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Voces del Canal

Client Story

Community impact of Voces del Canal

Posted: May 12, 2021

Voces del Canal is a coalition of resident leaders and Latino immigrants from the Canal Neighborhood of San Rafael who came together in 2014 to lead an unprecedented community-driven research project alongside the leadership of Canal Alliance and Dominican University to identify the biggest challenges facing the Canal community. In conducting this research project and survey, residents wanted to affirm their role as authentic, local experts and give power to the collective experiences of Canal residents who shared their personal stories, opinions, and vision for a stronger and safer Canal.  

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Nadia's Dessert

Client Story

Overcoming entrepreneurial obstacles during the pandemic

Posted: May 12, 2021

Nadia Montoya learned about Canal Alliance’s Construyendo Mi Negocio (“Building My Business”) class from friends. “It was the perfect place to receive support to start my own business,” Nadia remarked. She is now one year into the development of Nadia’s Dessert, a bakery offering organic, wheat-free, and vegan products with minimal sugar.

Now, she plans to open her own bakery with the knowledge she acquired through Canal Alliance. 

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Regina Vindel

Stories from the Front Lines

Stories from the Front Lines: one year later

Posted: May 12, 2021

Regina Vindel, Workforce Supervisor supports students in construction, business, and tax classes as they apply for classes, carry out their learning, graduate, apply for jobs, and enter new workforce positions. She spoke to us about her experiences and conversations while communicating with clients during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis during the past year.

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Other

Reflections and resources

Posted: April 28, 2021

In the past week, as we have had time to reflect on the outcome of the Derrick Chauvin trial, we recognize the court’s decision as simply one step towards accountability and know that much more work needs to be done.

At Canal Alliance, we stand up as an ally in the face of injustice. We are determined to remain alert and to advocate for social justice, and we encourage everyone in our community to do so as well.

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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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