now to help young people achieve their college dreams.

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Outdoors & Recreation

Marin County considers free admission to parks

Posted: April 10, 2023

All of Marin County’s parks and open space preserves could soon be free to visit under a proposal to eliminate parking fees at five sites.

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Karla Rodas Smiles

Client Story

A seven-year path to residency

Posted: April 6, 2023

In May 2022, seven years after she emigrated from Guatemala, Karla Rodas became a U.S. resident. She credits the Immigration Legal Services (ILS) team at Canal Alliance with helping her to achieve this milestone.

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Blanca Garcia

Client Story

Navigating a journey to a brighter future 

Posted: April 5, 2023

Discover the inspiring story of Blanca Garcia, a nursing student and mother who overcame adversity with the help of Canal Alliance. Learn how she transformed her life and now pursues her dreams in the medical field.

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Marin Voice: Better data can improve our pursuit of economic equity

Posted: April 1, 2023

The Marin Economic Forum looked at equity through an economic lens, which means evaluating how even income and opportunities are distributed across our residents.

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Filemon a Workforce Graduate.

Adult Education

Canal Alliance secures $500k grant to bolster workforce development programs

Posted: March 31, 2023

Canal Alliance has secured $524,161 in new funding for our workforce programs, which break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income Latino immigrants in Marin County

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Canal's 400 apartment building in San Rafael


Protecting Tenants’ Rights in the Canal Community

Posted: March 21, 2023

Housing is a critical issue facing low-income communities, and Canal Alliance advocates for the rights of tenants in the Canal neighborhood. With the support of the San Francisco Foundation and a coalition of partner organizations, Canal Alliance is empowering residents, preventing evictions, and ensuring that affordable housing remains accessible to low-income families.  

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Joana Castro Simonini


Getting to Know Joana Castro Simonini, Director of Immigration Legal Services at Canal Alliance  

Posted: March 21, 2023

Canal Alliance is thrilled to announce Joana Castro Simonini’s promotion to Director of Immigration Legal services (ILS). Joana’s passion for immigration law has been with her since the beginning of law school and motivates her in her work for Canal Alliance and for our clients. In fact, Joana first came to Canal Alliance as a client herself. 

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San Rafael tenants call for rent control in Canal neighborhood

Posted: March 9, 2023

Tenants of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and their supporters amassed at City Hall this week to demand that officials urgently enact a rent control ordinance amid mounting fears of gentrification.

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Marina Palma is interviewed by Telemundo


Temen quedarse en la calle: residentes hispanos piden control de renta en San Rafael

Posted: March 7, 2023

Decenas de inquilinos, en su mayoría hispanos, acudieron el lunes en la noche a una reunión en el Ayuntamiento de San Rafael para exigirle a las autoridades que impongan un control de renta para así evitar desalojos en la ciudad.

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Omar Carrera poses for a headshot in the Canal community


CEO of Marin County’s Canal Alliance says helping Latinos overcome poverty will have a ‘transformative’ impact on society

Posted: February 28, 2023

The Northbay Business Journal goes in depth on the work that Canal Alliance CEO Omar Carrera has done for the Canal community.

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