Center for Community Advocacy

Center for Community Advocacy CCA trains farmworkers to form and lead community-based committees to advocate for improved housing and health conditions. Our Mission

CCA trains farmworkers to form and lead community-based committees to advocate for improved housing and health conditions.

Our Vision

A community where farm workers are empowered to serve as leaders and where community decision makers seek the counsel of these farm worker leaders. Our Core Values

Inclusiveness: CCA is dedicated to promote an environment in which communities provide resources that foster leadership development among farmworkers such that they serve as leaders and participate in community building a

Our Vision

A community where farm workers are empowered to serve as leaders and where community decision makers seek the counsel of these farm worker leaders. Our Core Values

Inclusiveness: CCA is dedicated to promote an environment in which communities provide resources that foster leadership development among farmworkers such that they serve as leaders and participate in community building a

Visión Salinas 2040 Community Resource Fair
09/30/2021

Visión Salinas 2040 Community Resource Fair

Visión Salinas 2040 Community Resource Fair

Visión Salinas 2040 Community Resource FairOct 2, 2021 - 11:00am to 3:00pmSherwood ParkFood, fun, entertainment, and mor...
09/30/2021

Visión Salinas 2040 Community Resource Fair

Oct 2, 2021 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Sherwood Park

Food, fun, entertainment, and more! Join us to learn about the General Plan Update and how you can shape Salinas' future. This event will also include a DJ, performances from amazing youth dance groups, and an inflatable obstacle course!

Visión Salinas 2040 Community Resource Fair

Oct 2, 2021 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Sherwood Park

Food, fun, entertainment, and more! Join us to learn about the General Plan Update and how you can shape Salinas' future. This event will also include a DJ, performances from amazing youth dance groups, and an inflatable obstacle course!

Take a peek at our lovely office! Thank you for your support. 😊🙌🏼🙏🏼 #cca #instagood #salinas #payitforward
09/29/2021

Take a peek at our lovely office! Thank you for your support. 😊🙌🏼🙏🏼 #cca #instagood #salinas #payitforward

Take a peek at our lovely office! Thank you for your support. 😊🙌🏼🙏🏼 #cca #instagood #salinas #payitforward

Stress and Healthy Relationships/Domestic Violence Prevention in collaboration with YWCA for our Community in Acosta Pla...
09/27/2021

Stress and Healthy Relationships/Domestic Violence Prevention in collaboration with YWCA for our Community in Acosta Plaza. We thank our community for letting CCA to be a part of their Community gatherings. Thank you Emmanuel from YWCA for presenting to our families.

Stress and Healthy Relationships/Domestic Violence Prevention in collaboration with YWCA for our Community in Acosta Plaza. We thank our community for letting CCA to be a part of their Community gatherings. Thank you Emmanuel from YWCA for presenting to our families.

If you think you would like to establish a neighborhood committee to help you resolve your housing or health issues, con...
09/26/2021

If you think you would like to establish a neighborhood committee to help you resolve your housing or health issues, contact CCA for assistance. We will make every effort
to assist you or refer you to the appropriate individual or agency! https://cca-viva.org/

If you think you would like to establish a neighborhood committee to help you resolve your housing or health issues, contact CCA for assistance. We will make every effort
to assist you or refer you to the appropriate individual or agency! https://cca-viva.org/

Norma and Martha from CCA collaborating with The YWCA of Monterey providing community from ALBA a presentation about str...
09/25/2021

Norma and Martha from CCA collaborating with The YWCA of Monterey providing community from ALBA a presentation about stress and healthy relationships. We are bringing the presentation to their work site because we know of the importance of going to our community and meeting them where they are.

Norma and Martha from CCA collaborating with The YWCA of Monterey providing community from ALBA a presentation about stress and healthy relationships. We are bringing the presentation to their work site because we know of the importance of going to our community and meeting them where they are.

Meet Our TEAM! Cristina Hernandez: Special Projects OrganizerCristina Hernandez grew up in Monterey County and attended ...
09/24/2021

Meet Our TEAM! Cristina Hernandez: Special Projects Organizer

Cristina Hernandez grew up in Monterey County and attended college at Sacramento State University for a year before returning home to care for a family member. She then attended Heald College for a degree as a medical assistant and worked in that field for several years, including at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City. During that time, Christina was a member of her CCA-organized tenant committee at her housing site and was a committed CCA volunteer. She was hired by CCA in 2019 as a special projects organizer, and has worked in CCA’s census, housing, health, and youth programs. In addition to working at CCA, Cristina has been a full-time student at Hartnell College for the past two years and will graduate in May. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to study social work. Cristina is grateful that CCA has pushed her out of her comfort zone in terms of public speaking and community involvement.

Meet Our TEAM! Cristina Hernandez: Special Projects Organizer

Cristina Hernandez grew up in Monterey County and attended college at Sacramento State University for a year before returning home to care for a family member. She then attended Heald College for a degree as a medical assistant and worked in that field for several years, including at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City. During that time, Christina was a member of her CCA-organized tenant committee at her housing site and was a committed CCA volunteer. She was hired by CCA in 2019 as a special projects organizer, and has worked in CCA’s census, housing, health, and youth programs. In addition to working at CCA, Cristina has been a full-time student at Hartnell College for the past two years and will graduate in May. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to study social work. Cristina is grateful that CCA has pushed her out of her comfort zone in terms of public speaking and community involvement.

CCA is able to “help farmworkers help themselves” because of the generous support of our local community, foundations an...
09/22/2021

CCA is able to “help farmworkers help themselves” because of the generous support of our local community, foundations and private donors. If you would like to support the work of the CCA, please contact our office or make a tax-deductible donation. https://cca-viva.org/donate/

CCA is able to “help farmworkers help themselves” because of the generous support of our local community, foundations and private donors. If you would like to support the work of the CCA, please contact our office or make a tax-deductible donation. https://cca-viva.org/donate/

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA)  provides education, orientation and legal support to farm workers and other low...
09/20/2021

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) provides education, orientation and legal support to farm workers and other low-income working families!

*CCA’s staff Martha Ortega visiting DOLE company employees to provide them with information and facial masks.

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) provides education, orientation and legal support to farm workers and other low-income working families!

*CCA’s staff Martha Ortega visiting DOLE company employees to provide them with information and facial masks.

CHW Jose Victor Lopez utilizing his lunchtime to provide Covid-19 information to his coworkers. Thank you Jose!
09/18/2021

CHW Jose Victor Lopez utilizing his lunchtime to provide Covid-19 information to his coworkers. Thank you Jose!

CHW Jose Victor Lopez utilizing his lunchtime to provide Covid-19 information to his coworkers. Thank you Jose!

TBT: CHW’s Paola Delgado and Erika Mendoza holding an informational table in E. Salinas.
09/16/2021

TBT: CHW’s Paola Delgado and Erika Mendoza holding an informational table in E. Salinas.

TBT: CHW’s Paola Delgado and Erika Mendoza holding an informational table in E. Salinas.

Family Day fun!  A big thank you to #CarrLakeCarr Lake | SalinasBig Sur Land Trust owns 73 acres within the area known a...
09/13/2021

Family Day fun! A big thank you to #CarrLake

Carr Lake | Salinas
Big Sur Land Trust owns 73 acres within the area known as Carr Lake in Salinas, California. The Carr Lake Basin is an approximately 480-acre seasonally dry lakebed in the heart of the city. For decades, the community has envisioned transforming Carr Lake into a "central park." With our acquisition of this land at Carr Lake, we've taken the initial step towards transforming this property into an asset for the community that will help address the lack of parks and open space. Big Sur Land Trust is especially excited to be working with residents, community groups and city leaders to co-create a multi-benefit central park that reflects the heart and soul of Salinas. The project has currently been designed to a 30% level through this robust community engagement process that incorporated ideas and needs of the local community.

You can advocate for the Carr Lake park project by speaking during public comment at the Salinas City Council in-person meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:00pm at the City Council Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Avenue in Salinas. You will have two (2) minutes to state your support. The meeting’s agenda will be posted here.

Please join our community partners in urging the Mayor and City Council to approve the Carr Lake project. Their approval is a critical step for the project to move forward in the long process towards construction, and it will give Big Sur Land Trust an opportunity to pursue available grant funding for the project.

If you cannot attend in-person, please call or write to the Mayor and City Council members by Monday, September 13. The Mayor's contact information can be found here and contact information for the City Council members
@bigsurlandtrust

Family Day fun! A big thank you to #CarrLake

Carr Lake | Salinas
Big Sur Land Trust owns 73 acres within the area known as Carr Lake in Salinas, California. The Carr Lake Basin is an approximately 480-acre seasonally dry lakebed in the heart of the city. For decades, the community has envisioned transforming Carr Lake into a "central park." With our acquisition of this land at Carr Lake, we've taken the initial step towards transforming this property into an asset for the community that will help address the lack of parks and open space. Big Sur Land Trust is especially excited to be working with residents, community groups and city leaders to co-create a multi-benefit central park that reflects the heart and soul of Salinas. The project has currently been designed to a 30% level through this robust community engagement process that incorporated ideas and needs of the local community.

You can advocate for the Carr Lake park project by speaking during public comment at the Salinas City Council in-person meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:00pm at the City Council Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Avenue in Salinas. You will have two (2) minutes to state your support. The meeting’s agenda will be posted here.

Please join our community partners in urging the Mayor and City Council to approve the Carr Lake project. Their approval is a critical step for the project to move forward in the long process towards construction, and it will give Big Sur Land Trust an opportunity to pursue available grant funding for the project.

If you cannot attend in-person, please call or write to the Mayor and City Council members by Monday, September 13. The Mayor's contact information can be found here and contact information for the City Council members
@bigsurlandtrust

Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Las Lomas Market in Las Lomas, CCA’s community health worker, Francisca Vasquez...
09/12/2021

Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Las Lomas Market in Las Lomas, CCA’s community health worker, Francisca Vasquez holds an informational table in collaboration with where she can connect community members to resources, answer questions regarding covid-19 testing, and assist with vaccination appointments. Francisca offers free face masks to all community members, including children.

Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Las Lomas Market in Las Lomas, CCA’s community health worker, Francisca Vasquez holds an informational table in collaboration with where she can connect community members to resources, answer questions regarding covid-19 testing, and assist with vaccination appointments. Francisca offers free face masks to all community members, including children.

📷 by @bigsurlandtrust: Come see Big Sur Land Trust at the End of Summer Celebration at Natividad Park! Learn about our p...
09/11/2021

📷 by @bigsurlandtrust: Come see Big Sur Land Trust at the End of Summer Celebration at Natividad Park! Learn about our park project at Carr Lake and plant your own CA poppy to take home with you. 🌼 Stop by @centerforcommunityadvocacy's booth to sign the petition advocating that the Salinas City Council approve the project. We hope to see you there!

📷 by @bigsurlandtrust: Come see Big Sur Land Trust at the End of Summer Celebration at Natividad Park! Learn about our park project at Carr Lake and plant your own CA poppy to take home with you. 🌼 Stop by @centerforcommunityadvocacy's booth to sign the petition advocating that the Salinas City Council approve the project. We hope to see you there!

Nosotros estamos de acuerdo.
09/11/2021

Nosotros estamos de acuerdo.

Nosotros estamos de acuerdo.

El Centro de Abogacía Comunitaria (CCA)  proporciona educación, orientación y apoyo legal a los trabajadores agrícolas y...
09/09/2021

El Centro de Abogacía Comunitaria (CCA) proporciona educación, orientación y apoyo legal a los trabajadores agrícolas y a otras familias con trabajo de bajos ingresos que desean establecer comités en sus barrios o comunidades que trabajen para mejorar las condiciones de vivienda y de salud. CCA entrena a estos comités a negociar con los propietarios para resolver problemas tales como condiciones de viviendas inseguras, discriminación en la vivienda, y depósitos de seguridad. CCA también capacita a estos comités a proporcionar información de salud preventiva e intervenciones en sus vecindarios.

El Centro de Abogacía Comunitaria (CCA) proporciona educación, orientación y apoyo legal a los trabajadores agrícolas y a otras familias con trabajo de bajos ingresos que desean establecer comités en sus barrios o comunidades que trabajen para mejorar las condiciones de vivienda y de salud. CCA entrena a estos comités a negociar con los propietarios para resolver problemas tales como condiciones de viviendas inseguras, discriminación en la vivienda, y depósitos de seguridad. CCA también capacita a estos comités a proporcionar información de salud preventiva e intervenciones en sus vecindarios.

"As Temperatures Rise, So Do the Health Risks for California’s FarmworkersCOACHELLA, Calif. — Leoncio Antonio Trejo Gald...
09/07/2021

"As Temperatures Rise, So Do the Health Risks for California’s Farmworkers

COACHELLA, Calif. — Leoncio Antonio Trejo Galdamez, 58, died in his son's arms on June 29 after spending the day laying irrigation pipes in California's Coachella Valley. News of his death reverberated through the largely Latino community near the Mexican and Arizona borders — another casualty in a dangerous business.

"Farmworkers are at the front lines of climate change. And, in some instances, we're seeing a perfect storm battering our workers: covid-19, wildfire smoke and heat," said Leydy Rangel, a spokesperson for the United Farm Workers Foundation.

For workers like Trejo Galdamez, whose jobs depend on outdoor work, a few degrees can mean the difference between life and death. Farmworkers here wear long shirts, thick jeans, heavy boots and wide-brimmed hats to guard against the heat. Even so, ambulances are frequently called to the fields, and heat-related illness appears to be increasing in the area.

"The heat feels awful," said Jaime Isidoro, 36. "You start to work, you start to sweat, and the shirt underneath gets drenched."

Read the entire article here: https://bit.ly/3jmkrqM

"As Temperatures Rise, So Do the Health Risks for California’s Farmworkers

COACHELLA, Calif. — Leoncio Antonio Trejo Galdamez, 58, died in his son's arms on June 29 after spending the day laying irrigation pipes in California's Coachella Valley. News of his death reverberated through the largely Latino community near the Mexican and Arizona borders — another casualty in a dangerous business.

"Farmworkers are at the front lines of climate change. And, in some instances, we're seeing a perfect storm battering our workers: covid-19, wildfire smoke and heat," said Leydy Rangel, a spokesperson for the United Farm Workers Foundation.

For workers like Trejo Galdamez, whose jobs depend on outdoor work, a few degrees can mean the difference between life and death. Farmworkers here wear long shirts, thick jeans, heavy boots and wide-brimmed hats to guard against the heat. Even so, ambulances are frequently called to the fields, and heat-related illness appears to be increasing in the area.

"The heat feels awful," said Jaime Isidoro, 36. "You start to work, you start to sweat, and the shirt underneath gets drenched."

Read the entire article here: https://bit.ly/3jmkrqM

Many migrant farmworkers live in substandard conditions and as vital members of the community and economy they deserve, ...
09/05/2021

Many migrant farmworkers live in substandard conditions and as vital members of the community and economy they deserve, as much as anyone, quality and affordable housing.

Many migrant farmworkers live in substandard conditions and as vital members of the community and economy they deserve, as much as anyone, quality and affordable housing.

"California water regulators block thousands of farmers from accessing state’s largest watershed.Regulators said the ord...
09/03/2021

"California water regulators block thousands of farmers from accessing state’s largest watershed.

Regulators said the order was intended to “protect drinking water supplies, prevent salinity intrusion and minimize impacts to fisheries and the environment.

California ordered thousands of farmers and ranchers Friday to stop drawing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta amid worsening drought conditions or face up to $10,000 in fines per day.

The order will affect approximately 4,500 water rights holders, according to the statement issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.

The order was voted through unanimously by the State Water Resources Control Board more than two weeks ago. The regulators said the order was an effort to “protect drinking water supplies, prevent salinity intrusion and minimize impacts to fisheries and the environment.”

The order is the latest development in a drought war waged by the state government, environmental advocates and the farmers and ranchers who have water rights to the delta. The order mandates that those farmers cut back their water usage or be fined up to $10,000 per day. Farm groups have long resisted the move, arguing that it harms the state’s agricultural industry, which generates nearly $50 billion per year."

Read full article here: https://bit.ly/2WbBKli

"California water regulators block thousands of farmers from accessing state’s largest watershed.

Regulators said the order was intended to “protect drinking water supplies, prevent salinity intrusion and minimize impacts to fisheries and the environment.

California ordered thousands of farmers and ranchers Friday to stop drawing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta amid worsening drought conditions or face up to $10,000 in fines per day.

The order will affect approximately 4,500 water rights holders, according to the statement issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.

The order was voted through unanimously by the State Water Resources Control Board more than two weeks ago. The regulators said the order was an effort to “protect drinking water supplies, prevent salinity intrusion and minimize impacts to fisheries and the environment.”

The order is the latest development in a drought war waged by the state government, environmental advocates and the farmers and ranchers who have water rights to the delta. The order mandates that those farmers cut back their water usage or be fined up to $10,000 per day. Farm groups have long resisted the move, arguing that it harms the state’s agricultural industry, which generates nearly $50 billion per year."

Read full article here: https://bit.ly/2WbBKli

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