College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) Modesto, CA 

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

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

See you there this Wednesday. Thank you St. Stan's for a CANA evening out.

Details are on the Gala in Graceada website. Find out about all the goodness that is being planned for May 11, 2019. Individual and table tickets available now. The funds raised will go to continue improvements in Graceada and Enslen parks. Also review what sponsorships are available. It is going to be a glorious night.

Free Friday Night Futsal

Starts March 15 - April 26 (7 weeks) Graceada Park Tennis Courts have been striped for tennis and Futsal.

Darrel Wilkins brought forth the proposal to bring the new and exciting game of Futsal to Graceada Park for our city's youth.  For Boys and Girls Groups. $9 Insuranace Registration covers all Free sessions.  5:30 - 6:30 pm U8, 6:30 - 7:30 pm U10, 7:30 - 8:30 U12

A New CANA Project and Collaboration

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

Click Here for the presentation 

Click Here for the Minutes from this meeting.

Committee members are currently working on safety around the school areas in our neighborhood. They are working together with City of Modesto Traffic Dept, MPD Traffic Division and each of the school principals. Thank you committee members: Denise Crosby, Bill Ranalla, Dyann LaMantia, Eleanor Chase, Sue Richardson. Others assisting are Hilary Zwehlan and Ian Grimbleby.

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 to Graceada & Enslen 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 will be open again this summer in Graceada Park! Scores of people - including lots of kids - gathered at Graceada Park this last summer to swim and enjoy the new water feature and meet new neighbors.  Click here for Jake and Katie Barber's story.

Jake and Katie raised over $240,000 to bring these new feature to Graceada Park and continue to collect funds to enhance the children's programs in the park. 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.

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.

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 Square. 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.

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.

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.

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