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

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Our Accomplishments

We will continue to list the accomplishments of CANA as they grow. Thanks to those neighbors who have helped us get this far.
  • Increasing Neighbohood Watch to approximately 25 groups
  • Initiating the Rank Security Patrol
  • Working with the Public Works in obtaining over 20 streets to be re-paved
  • Virginia Corridor's maintenance; Morris to Coldwell, replacement of 6 vandalized crepe myrtle trees and 175 plants
  • Donation of funds to Enslen & Roosevelt Music departments   
  •          As a tribute to the memory of Bette Belle Smith, a longtime supporter of the schools and music programs throughout Modesto, CANA presented $225 each to Enslen and  
  •          Roosevelt School's music programs for their 2013-14 school year. This money was earned through a few CANA Taco Tuesday events. Eating couldn't be more fun and 
  •          rewarding! 
  • Placement of recycling labels on the green recycle bins within the CANA area & graffiti removal
  • Social events (i.e. Taco Tuesday, Adult Social,  Root Beer Splash Party, and neighborhood Bike Ride)
  • Reporting blight and following the Modesto Inn (now called Motel 6) improvements
  • Neighbors helping to remove graffiti in their area (especially on garbage and green bins and on fences)
  • Hosting neutral forums to share ideas and learn about issues that effect our neighborhood (i.e. College Ave Road Diet)
  • Hosting a family-friendly bike ride throughout the neighborhood
  • Continued financial donations are given to the three schools is the CANA area: Enslen and Fremont Elementary, and Roosevelt Junior High. Money is earned from the Taco Tuesdays.
  • Formed a N.E.A.T. team in partners with the City of Modesto Parks & Rec. It is called the Neighborhood Environmental Action Team. The focus as of 2017 is to assist in trash pick up in Graceada & Enlsen parks and along the Virginia Trail.
  • Love Modesto project of working on the Virginia Trail from College Ave. to Roseburg Ave.
  • Residents are working with the Focus on Prevention Initiative sponsored by Stanislaus County to help with finding solutions for care and housing for those experiencing homelessness.
  • Partnered with Rank Investigations and Protection, Inc and Modesto City Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Dept and installed 5 cameras in Graceada Park.
  • Park Improvements: Created a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Department to work on improvements in Graceada and Enslen parks. The repair of the Graceada Park pool and splash pad was made possible by Jake & Katie Barber (CANA residents). They received donations from all sectors of the city, family members, and friends, along with Nancy Simas (CANA resident) who brought in funds from her family, who had initially put the splash pad in many years ago. Leadership Modesto 2018 lead the way to collect donations to replace and install the burned tot playground equipment in Graceada Park. We are all very grateful.