SparkPoint at Cañada
Cañada College is located in Redwood City, California, within Silicon Valley. Located in San Mateo County, the campus sits on a beautiful bluff overlooking the Redwood City hills.
In San Mateo County, home to some of the most affluent neighborhoods in California, one-fifth of the county’s population struggles to make ends meet. A better life through higher education is too often out of reach.
To better serve these individuals and their families, Cañada College became the second college in California to host a SparkPoint Center.
Modeled on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's "Center for Working Families ," SparkPoint is part of a regional United Way of the Bay Area network of financial education centers designed to serve individuals and families who are working to achieve financial self-sufficiency. Students and other members of the community utilize SparkPoint services and resources to achieve financial self-sufficiency.
- SparkPoint is a physical location on the campus as well as a network of services accessed throughout the campus.
- SparkPoint serves students and other San Mateo County residents with an enhanced network of partnerships.
Services and resources are bundled and sequenced to improve outcomes.