CAN brings immigrant, migrant, and refugee communities together through:
A grant-making program providing grassroots groups with resources to launch civic action projects in community education, citizenship, economic development, immigrant rights, cultural expression, and the creation of more responsive institutions.
Popular education gatherings, organized by the Pan Valley Institute, facilitating learning and building a CAN community.
Organizational and community development technical assistance coordinated by the California Institute for Rural Studies
Networking and skills development through a cadre of outreach specialists.
Today CAN celebrates:
- More than 175 successfully granted and implemented civic action projects
- Local outcomes include: A Cambodian radio program developed by the Khmer Society of Fresno to educate isolated community members on common health issues, a literacy curriculum developed by the Migrant Photography Project with farmworker women, leadership training for Hmong youth developed by The Hmong Student Intercollegiate Coalition
- New skills, knowledge, experience, and partnerships developed among CAN groups
"Our CAN project helps people confront problems in their communities. We hold public forums to demonstrate to individuals that they have the ability to make changes."
Polo Chavez, Comite No Nos Vamos/Committee We Won't Go
"I am taking home new fund development skills and encouraging relationships that I plan to cultivate."
CAN gathering participant
A project of the Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship-engaging immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the civic life of California's Central Valley. Made possible with support from the James Irvine Foundation.