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East Palo Alto Leader to Serve as 2016 Commencement Speaker

Cañada College is pleased to announce Laura Martinez as Commencement Speaker for its 48th annual ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. 

Raised in East Palo Alto, Laura has spent more than a decade working with East Palo Alto youth (and their families) and is keenly aware of the community concerns that still need support. In fact, her passion to educate youth on the importance of preparing for college, career readiness and participating in extracurricular activities was a driving force behind her desire to become a leader in her community.

In 2008, Laura became the first Latina council member to serve the City of East Palo Alto.  In 2011, at the age of 27, she was elected the youngest serving, and first Latina mayor, in East Palo Alto’s history. While she served as city council member and mayor, Laura worked to successfully balance the city’s budget without layoffs, prioritized the economic development plan and promoted health and recreation by supporting …

What's Happening at Cañada? Week of March 21, 2016

‪Cañada Community Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank in Can Sort

Today, 18 members of our campus community (students, staff and administration) participated in a Can Sort for Second Harvest Food Bank. In only 1.5 hours, our team helped sort 6,000 pounds of food that will be distributed to families throughout the Peninsula, including our own SparkPoint Food Pantry. 

A special thank you to members of Cañada College’s Associated Students, SparkPoint, Upward Bound and the President’s Office/Marketing & Outreach for participating in the event. ‪We had a great time serving our community! #iCANserve

Cañada College Selects Kim Lopez as Vice President of Student Services