College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) Modesto, CA 
a part of Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization

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Mission Statement: "Neighbors working together with the City to create a safe, clean, family-friendly and vibrant neighborhood."

Details are on the Gala in Graceada new website. Find out about all the goodness that is being planned for the spring of 2019.

A New CANA Project and Collaboration

Ideas have been researched and collected by the CANA Traffic Calming Committee (TCC). 

Click Here for the presentation from the special meeting on Traffic Calming for the College Area Neighborhood this last Thursday, October 25th. 

Click Here for the Minutes from this meeting.

The committee met with other CANA residents at a workshop on May 6, 2018. Working Better Together. Thanks to the committee members for their time to bring this material to our CANA neighbors.


Follow the Accomplishments of our Wish List for Graceada & Enslen park improvements.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc., CANA & The City to make improvements in the parks. 

PDF of Plans (depicts ideas only)

PDF of Survey

Conversations started in the fall of 2016 among College Area Neighborhood Alliance neighbors, City of Modesto Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Department staff, Modesto Police Department, Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc., Councilwoman Kristi Ah You (who initiated the Safety Survey last fall), and Steve Rank of Rank Investigation & Protection sharing ideas regarding safety, repairs and improvements for Graceada & Enslen Parks. The actions and accomplishments will be listed on the website for you to follow.

The Barber Family - Baby Ryan Michael Barber Memorial Fund - The Pool and Splash Pad are Open! Friday, June 15th was the Ribbon Cutting of the Reopening of the Pool and Splash Pad in Graceada Park thanks to Jake & Katie Barber. Scores of people - including lots of kids - gathered at Graceada Park for the celebration and to swim and enjoy the new water feature, eat pizza, and meet new neighbors.  Click here for their story.

The project cost $240,000, and the Barbers have raised $220,000. They will match donations dollar for dollar to raise the final $20,000. Go to to learn more, including how to donate.

To make a donation to the Ryan Michael Barber Memorial Fund click here.

Thanks to Leadership Modesto 2018 - The Graceada Park Playground Equipment is Replaced! June 11th was the ribbon cutting with families and children filling the park and enjoying the new playground structure. There were speeches, hot dogs, snacks, and a lot of celebration.

Graceada Park Tennis Courts Repairs for multi-use including Futsal, and more.

Darrel Wilkins brought forth the proposal to bring the new and exciting game of Futsal to Graceada Park for our city's youth. This looks like Futsal will begin in December. 


You are now able to donate on-line to any of the above Wish List projects.

Click below to go to the donation page to make your selection.

Each donation is greatly appreciated.

Donate Here.

Click here to open the Focus on Prevention's Information on Homelessness. 2017 statistics and how we as a neighborhood can educate ourselves to engage with those in our parks and neighborhood who are looking for help. This PDF is a guide in how to engage with those experiencing homelessness. Continue to follow the newspaper on the new Homeless Access/Day Center to help those experiencing homeless connect with needed services.

Go Green. Want to Recycle?

A program that will pick up at your doorstep. Thank you United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties for helping our neighborhood. Click here for details and information.

Rank Security Patrol in the CANA area. Click Security Patrol Services/Signup to learn about services. As more subscribers sign up our hours of coverage increase. Right now our subscriber number 215. Our goal is 600 for 24/7 coverage.There is at least one unit assigned to CANA every night. Normally the evening unit starts at 7pm. Call Rank Investigation and Protections, Inc. 1301 K Street, Suite G, Modesto, CA 95354, 209-526-2025 to request a subscriber application or to ask questions.

See you at Taco Tuesdays in 2019. Thanks everyone for supporting our three neighborhood schools.

Feb. 5
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July - Sept Off
Back for Oct 1 and Nov 5th
at the Roseburg Center. Bring your friends and join others at the Taqueria El Compadres. This is an evening where neighbors meet for a casual no host mixer while raising funds for our 3 local schools! (15% of proceeds will be donated by the restaurant).  This is a great way to meet new friends while re-connecting with others. Hang out with your neighbors! Get your name tag at the check in table. Take outs also count.

Central District Community Policing

Modesto Police Department's  community policing is divided into four quadrants. CANA lies at the bottom of what is called the Central District.

Our Area Commander is Lt. Martha Delgado,
Our Community Service Officer (CSO) is Rosie Garcia,

Our community police officers have been consistent in attending our CANA meetings. By learning how we can be the ears and eyes for what is going on in our area
and reporting it to the police, we are seeing how we can work together and make a difference.

Had fun at the 2017 fall CANA Root Beer Float & Splash Party on the Virginia Trail. The mist felt good, and there were many happy walkers and bikers who enjoyed their free root beer floats! 60 + floats were given out! Thanks Julie for hosting, and those who contributed the ice cream, root beer and cookies. Let's have another in 2018!

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