Cañada Community Relations Marks Another Year of New Connections & Growth

Tue, 18 September, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The Cañada College Marketing & Outreach team has completed another productive year building a stronger presence throughout San Mateo County by cultivating new community-based relationships on behalf of the College.  In fact, over the past year, the Outreach team has been present at 165 events including:

•             Redwood City: Picnic En Blac, University Art, Fourth of July, Salsa, San Mateo County Benefits & Health Fair, Dia De Los Muertos, Lunar Festival Hometown Holidays Festivals, Kermes Dia del Niño, STEM Festival
•             Belmont: Resource Expo, CTE Panel and Fair
•             Menlo Park: Facebook County Fair, Community College Night, Bike Rodeo
•             East Palo Alto: College Fair, Sana Sana Health Fair, Martin Luther King Celebration
•             San Mateo: Housing Family Expo, Community Forum, Career Development Day
•             Daly City:  Northern Peninsula College Fair
•             Millbrae: Health Care Rights Forum
•             Pescadero & Half Moon Bay: Health Fair, Immigrant Health Forum, Resource Fair for Mid-Housing
•             South San Francisco College Fair, Transition to Independence
•             San Jose: iHeart Radio’s Jingle Ball Concert, College Day, Career Pathways Fair
•             Los Altos: 2018 Latino Summit at Los Altos
•             San Francisco: Five Keys College and Career Fair

While at the events, the team connected with more than 11,000 San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County residents. The team also hosted a series of application and enrollment workshops at feeder market high schools and community locations, connecting with more than 650 potential students. 

The Marketing & Outreach team has also continued to identify several service-oriented opportunities for students and employees to participate in through Cañada in Your Community, community relations initiative aimed to connect with, and support, San Mateo County residents. In December, the team partnered with local Starbucks and Collection 55 Cellars to collect goods for its third annual Holiday Jacket & Toy Drive, supplying more than 400 children from East Palo Alto and Redwood City communities with jackets or toys for the holiday. In April, the team partnered with the Redwood City Library and held its 2nd Reading Circle, hosting 50 community members (many who had never visited Cañada) for an afternoon of storytelling, craft-making and snacks while learning about educational opportunities available to them at the College. The College looks forward to hosting a series of Cañada in Your Community events in the upcoming year and invite students and employees to join in the College’s outreach efforts.

Looking Ahead - Fall 2018 Events:
Welcome Week Activities- August 15-August 20
Back to School Fairs- August 8-9
Facebook Farmers Market- August and September
Fall Open House: College Success Day- November 2018

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