We are Modesto.

A city of great neighbors

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

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


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Our Impact

The College Area Neighborhood Alliance prides itself in having had a profound impact on our beloved community since its inception in 2010. Some of our accomplishments are listed below and we are always looking for ways to improve our environment and help our residents lead happier and safer lives. If you are interested in helping our community, please reach out and we can try to make all of our goals a reality.


Graceada & Enslen Park Improvements

CANA has been instrumental in bringing improvements to our cities most important outdoor spaces, including supporting rejuvenation of the play structures and helping the city curb issues related to vagrancy and homelessness.

Traffic Calming Committee

CANA is working with the City of Modesto to improve traffic safety around our schools, parks, and neighborhood. Join us in our general meetings or at City Council meetings to help protect our children and make our community safer for all.

Helping our Schools

CANA has helped raise thousands of dollars to support our 3 local schools in our neighborhood. Join us at our next Taco Tuesday social and fundraiser to do your part as well!

N.E.A.T. Team

A Park & Recreation program of volunteer CANA neighbors keeping our parks clean.


Our Programs

CANA is a resource for all College area residents, owners and renters. We provide a neutral forum to share ideas and learn about issues that effect our neighborhood. There is no cost to join. We host many events throughout the year, and also encourage participation in our city and community in a variety of ways.


Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime. A sense of well-being is established by watching out for each other. Learn More


CANA holds fundraisers all year to help support our neighborhood schools. Come join us for Tacos or Pizza on Tuesdays nights throughout the year. View Calendar

Rank Patrol Services

Rank Investigation & Protection, Inc. brings professional and experienced security services. Combating crime is a community effort, one that its administrative staff, with years of law enforcement experience, understands.  Learn More

Social Gatherings

We encourage our neighbors to get out and get to know eachother! Come to one of our events to meet new friends while re-connecting with others. View Calendar


Get Involved

Looking for ways to get more involved in your neighborhood and our community? It starts small, with getting to know your neighbors and making connections. From there, you can participate in our events, or start your own! Throw a block party, set up a trivia night, or volunteer to host a Sundays in Graceada event!


Sign Up For our newsletter

Also, Like our Facebook page to keep informed of activities, meetings, and events.

Volunteer opportunities

Contact us to find about ways you can help our community. We have many projects going on each year that can use help!

Make a Donation

You are now able to donate on-line. Each donation is greatly appreciated.