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CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

Helping Farmworkers Help Themselves

aka CCA   |   Salinas, CA   |  www.cca-viva.org

Mission

MISSION   CCA trains farmworkers to form and lead community-based committees to advocate for improved housing and health conditions. VISION A community where farmworkers are empowered to serve as leaders, where community decision makers seek the counsel of these farmworker leaders. CORE VALUES CCA is dedicated to promote an environment where communities foster leadership development among farmworkers, such that they serve and participate in community building and decision making. CCA promotes communication and dialogue among farm workers, agricultural and housing businesses, politicians, visionaries, investors/funders and community leaders. In doing so, CCA builds links across sectors, and strengthens mutual understanding to foster equity in the communities it serves and supports.

Ruling year info

1988

Interim Executive Director

Kristine Edmunds

Main address

22 W Gabilan St

Salinas, CA 93901 USA

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EIN

77-0192068

NTEE code info

Rural (S32)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Housing Program

Under the housing program, we help farmworkers organize housing-site committees for the purpose of improving substandard conditions in the housing units that they occupy. CCA also helps farmworkers to mobilize members from the various housing committees to advocate for the construction of new, quality, affordable housing for farmworkers and other low-income working families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Migrant workers

Under the health program, CCA trains neighborhood leaders to act as promotores comunitarios, or health promoters. After being trained, the promotores deliver, to their peers, preventative health information/interventions in the following areas: chronic diseases, behavioral health and youth violence prevention.   Promotores are trained by health service providers (Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program, Public Health Department of the County of Monterey (Behavioral Health Division), American Cancer Society, Diabetes Regional Collaborative (Santa Cruz County), Breathe California, Strengthening Families, etc.).

Population(s) Served
Adults
Migrant workers

CCA’s youth violence prevention program, called Strong Families, is our latest initiative. CCA’s Strong Families Program aims at reducing youth violence by strengthening the role that families play in their children’s lives. The program trains CCA neighborhood leaders to help their peers incorporate certain strategies into their familial relationships. The leaders undergo a five week, five topic curriculum taught by certified trainers who, themselves, developed the curriculum. The curriculum includes the following topics: Family Values, Family Communication, Stress Management, Parenting Styles/Positive Parenting and Gang Awareness and Prevention. Once they finish their training, CCA deploys the neighborhood leaders to housing sites, schools and churches where they make presentations to their peers.
 
The CCA Strong Families Program is adapted from an evidence based program, called Strengthening Families, first developed at Iowa State University. Strengthening Families is a 7 week, 2 hour per week curriculum taught to at risk youth and their families. CCA contracted with the local Strengthening Families Program to modify the curriculum such that (1) CCA-trained neighborhood leaders could be taught as trainers and (2) the leaders could then teach the curriculum to their peers. The modifications include a curriculum reduced from ten to five topics and classroom sessions reduced from 2 hours per week to 1.5 hours per week. Strengthening Families staff provided the initial classroom training to the CCA neighborhood leaders and monitored the leaders’ initial presentations.

Population(s) Served
Families
Migrant workers

CCA’s vision for Youth for Change (Y4C) is to motivate youth to activate their potential, advance their aspirations and open the door to leadership and civic engagement opportunities through our programs and in their community. CCA supports Y4C youth by engaging in the following core strategies: a) cultivate youth trust, respect, and vision; b) prepare youth with information, opportunities, inquiry, and reflective practice; c) activate youth vision with access to change-oriented experiences, decision-making roles, partner connections, and relationship-building; and, d) recognize youth achievements with acknowledgement, celebration, and ongoing inspiration. Further, to increase the potential of future engagement, CCA has developed a 3 tier structure to maximize participation from the youth while providing hands on experience to those participating within the tiers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

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CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lydia Villareal

No Affiliation

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Oscar Ruiz

n/a

Term: 2019 - 2022

Oscar Ruiz

Jose Silonzochilt

No Affiliation

Laura Galvan

Martha Grimes

Lydia Villarreal

Jesus Rodriguez

Oscar Gantes M.D

Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center

Ana Toledo

Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss

Adriana Aquino

Melissa Duflock

San Bernardo Ranch

Jo Ann Novoson

Attorney

Clementin Macias

CSUMB

Daniel Balbas

Reiter

Rogelio Tinajero

N/A