now to support immigrant families.

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SFF Promise Pannel


SFF Unlocking the Power of Public-Nonprofit Partnership

Posted: September 21, 2022

The Canal Policy Working Group was formed in late sumer of 2020 to develop bold, equity–focused solutions to address the disproportionate impacts that Covid-19 brought to the Canal community.

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Workforce Development

The State of the Economy

Posted: September 6, 2022

North Bay businesses meet high demand, but shore up for a slowdown.

A responsible way for North Bay counties to ensure their economies remain robust is to support Latino business owners.

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Civic Engagement

Immigration Legal Services as the Foundation for Improving Lives

Posted: September 6, 2022

Canal Alliance’s Immigration Legal Services (ILS) serves as the foundation for Improving Lives in the Canal district.

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Youth prractice at Canal FC

Outdoors & Recreation

New football club gives youth equitable access to competitive sports

Posted: September 1, 2022

After five years of planning and organizing, the dream of having a competitive Football Club in the Canal neighborhood is now a reality.  

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A group of youth explore Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors & Recreation

Closing the ‘nature gap’ for Latino youth in Marin

Posted: August 31, 2022

Access to the beauty and benefits of the outdoors is limited for many young people including first generation Latino students and newly arrived immigrant youth from the Canal neighborhood.

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Alleviating overcrowding and expanding affordable housing

Posted: August 30, 2022

The Canal neighborhood of San Rafael is geographically isolated and densely populated: more than 12,000 people live in two square miles.

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Workforce Development

Bank of America provides $155,000 in grants to Marin nonprofits

Posted: August 28, 2022

Bank of America has awarded a total of $155,000 to nine Marin County nonprofit organizations as part of its Charitable Foundation grant program.

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Volunteer Carol Njus: ‘Whatever it takes’

Posted: August 2, 2022

Carol immersed herself in the study of Spanish, honing her skills in conversation and reading. She then put her language skills to work, helping Spanish-speaking residents of the Canal neighborhood make critical connections with employers, schools, and government institutions.

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Pickleweed Park Green Field

Outdoors & Recreation

San Rafael’s Pickleweed Park upgrade slated for $4.2M grant

Posted: July 24, 2022

After more than a decade of planning, the proposed renovation of San Rafael’s Pickleweed Park has been selected for a $4.2 million boost.

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Workforce Development

Constructing the future with Marin Builders Association and College of Marin

Posted: June 24, 2022

Canal Alliance partners with College of Marin and the Marin Builders Association (MBA) to help hundreds of low-income Latino residents gain construction skills that lead to well-paying jobs.

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