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 and decision making. Equity: 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.

County of Monterey Public Health Director Dr. Edward Moreno has shared a new page on the County Health Department websit...
01/06/2021

County of Monterey Public Health Director Dr. Edward Moreno has shared a new page on the County Health Department website with more specifics of the COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule. More information at https://bit.ly/38imruV

CCA’s Strong Families Program strives to reduce violence and other forms of abusive behavior by teaching strategies that...
01/04/2021

CCA’s Strong Families Program strives to reduce violence and other forms of abusive behavior by teaching strategies that strengthen family relationships. CCA trains neighborhood leaders to help their peers incorporate certain strategies into their familial relationships.

The leaders undergo a five week, five topic curriculum taught by trainers who, themselves, helped to develop the curriculum. The curriculum includes the following topics: Family Values, Family Communication, Stress Management, Parenting Styles/Positive Parenting and Understanding Our Youth, an instruction that helps parents understand the challenges that youth face ranging from peer pressure to gang awareness.

The Center for Community Advocacy trains farmworkers to form and lead neighborhood-based tenant and health committees or...
01/02/2021

The Center for Community Advocacy trains farmworkers to form and lead neighborhood-based tenant and health committees or comités that, themselves, advocate for improved housing and health conditions for farmworkers and other low-income families in Monterey County and Santa Cruz County.

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. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 #cca #salinas

Happy New Year! Feliz Ano Nuevo!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! Feliz Ano Nuevo!

Sabino Lopez created the model that CCA uses to help farmworkers organize neighborhood committees. He is also the person...
12/31/2020

Sabino Lopez created the model that CCA uses to help farmworkers organize neighborhood committees. He is also the person who successfully implemented the model, both by hands-on direct involvement with neighborhood leaders and also by teaching CCA’s other Farmworker Trainers to implement his model. Sabino has been doing this, and helping to guide CCA’s organizational development, since 1990, when CCA first opened its doors. Former Deputy Director of CCA, he was also the recipient of the 2015 Sam Karas Award for Farmworker Leadership. For more about Sabino, his life and contributions watch this video that aired on Telemundo
https://bit.ly/3r7Cu5Y and go to our website at https://bit.ly/2K9IvP6 for the details on his 2015 Heroes Award.

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12/30/2020

When you shop AmazonSmile, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as smile.amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile donates 0.5 percent of your eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization. We’d be honored if Center for Community Advocacy becomes your charity of choice.

There is still time to give! CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income w...
12/30/2020

There is still time to give! CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. Thank you for your support! Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to e...
12/29/2020

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. Thank you for your support! Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca

CCA strengthens civic participation through this program focused on improving health and welfare of farmworkers, their f...
12/28/2020

CCA strengthens civic participation through this program focused on improving health and welfare of farmworkers, their families and the communities where they live, through leadership development and creating strategic alliances of groups in the communities of Salinas and Greenfield, leaders are working on the implementation of their action plans. Early successes include improving relations between city officials and residents, improvements at local parks, improve lighting, and implement opportunities for cultural events and artístic years, supporting the development of youth leadership

When you shop AmazonSmile, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as s...
12/26/2020

When you shop AmazonSmile, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as smile.amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile donates 0.5 percent of your eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization. We’d be honored if Center for Community Advocacy becomes your charity of choice.

Happy Holidays! #CCA #CenterforCommunityAdvocacy
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays! #CCA #CenterforCommunityAdvocacy

If you are looking to spend time with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is the safer choice. You are less likely ...
12/24/2020

If you are looking to spend time with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is the safer choice. You are less likely to be exposed to #COVID19 during outdoor activities. Consider taking activities like exercising and watching a movie outside if you can. Remember:
• Stay at least 6 feet apart or wear a mask if you can’t.
• Follow local mask mandates.
• Limit your time around others.

More tips for outdoor activities: http://bit.ly/cdc-activities.

#CDC #PublicHealth #Coronavirus

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to e...
12/23/2020

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. Thank you for your support! Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca

Sabino Lopez created the model that CCA uses to help farmworkers organize neighborhood committees. He is also the person...
12/21/2020

Sabino Lopez created the model that CCA uses to help farmworkers organize neighborhood committees. He is also the person who successfully implemented the model, both by hands-on direct involvement with neighborhood leaders and also by teaching CCA’s other Farmworker Trainers to implement his model. Sabino has been doing this, and helping to guide CCA’s organizational development, since 1990, when CCA first opened its doors. Former Deputy Director of CCA, he was also the recipient of the 2015 Sam Karas Award for Farmworker Leadership. For more about Sabino, his life and contributions watch this video that aired on Telemundo
https://bit.ly/3r7Cu5Y and go to our website at https://bit.ly/2K9IvP6 for the details on his 2015 Heroes Award.

You shop. Amazon gives. What could be easier and more fun than that? Make purchases through smile.amazon.com and Amazon ...
12/20/2020

You shop. Amazon gives. What could be easier and more fun than that? Make purchases through smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to your favorite charitable organization. If you believe in our cause, sign up now and select us as your chosen nonprofit.

Attending a small celebration? Take steps to make the #Holidays safer:• Bring your own food, drinks, and utensils.• #Wea...
12/20/2020

Attending a small celebration? Take steps to make the #Holidays safer:

• Bring your own food, drinks, and utensils.
• #WearAMask and store it in your pocket or purse while eating and drinking.
• Avoid going in and out of food prep spaces.
• Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live with you.
• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or if unavailable, use at least 60% alcohol hand sanitizer.

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El Programa de Familias Fuertes del CCA se esfuerza por reducir la violencia y otras formas de comportamiento abusivo a ...
12/18/2020

El Programa de Familias Fuertes del CCA se esfuerza por reducir la violencia y otras formas de comportamiento abusivo a través de la enseñanza de estrategias que fortalecen las relaciones familiares. El CCA entrena a los líderes del barrio a ayudar a sus compañeros a incorporar ciertas estrategias en sus relaciones familiares.

Los líderes se someten a un plan de estudios de cinco semanas, de cinco temas, impartido por instructores que, ellos mismos, ayudaron a desarrollar el plan de estudios. El plan de estudios incluye los siguientes temas: Valores Familiares, Comunicación Familiar, Manejo del Estrés, Estilos de Crianza de los Hijos / Paternidad Positiva y Entender a Nuestros Jóvenes, una instrucción que ayuda a los padres a entender los retos que enfrentan los jóvenes desde la presión de sus compañeros hasta la conciencia de las pandillas.

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to e...
12/17/2020

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. Thank you for your support! Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca

Center for Community Advocacy was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Toshikiyo “Andy” Matsui. In 2019 we recogni...
12/16/2020

Center for Community Advocacy was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Toshikiyo “Andy” Matsui. In 2019 we recognized Andy Matsui and the Matsui Foundation as our Ben Heller Recipient for its extraordinary commitment to education and community. I think it’s appropriate today to repeat our admiration as expressed in that award:

Andy Matsui has always valued education. In Po Bronson’s book, “Why Do I Love These People?” Andy asks “Whom do I really owe? To whom am I indebted?” The answer was in his heart. He loved his company and the people who worked for him, most of whom were Mexican immigrants in the very situation he was in 40 years ago. The Matsui Foundation embodies The Ben Heller Award in their work for Monterey County, having shown courage, leadership, and strong commitment to our community and to the goal of improving living, housing and health conditions in the Pajaro and Salinas Valleys. For this effort, the Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) has selected The Matsui Foundation to receive the 2019 Ben Heller Award for Leadership and Courage.

We extend our deepest condolences to the Matsui Family and our gratitude to the Matsui Foundation. Andy's light lit a thousand candles.

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12/16/2020

You shop. Amazon gives. What could be easier and more fun than that? Make purchases through smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to your favorite charitable organization. If you believe in our cause, sign up now and select us as your chosen nonprofit.

CCA trains neighborhood leaders to act as promotores comunitarios, or health promoters. After being trained, the promoto...
12/15/2020

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. More important than ever. https://bit.ly/37fQgve

Support CCA and our essential farmworker community. Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca and earn a chance to win a han...
12/14/2020

Support CCA and our essential farmworker community. Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca and earn a chance to win a handcrafted calavera!

Thank you @captainstoker. 👏 👏 👏 Only about a week before the special Honduras (not pictured above haha) is gone! We team...
12/12/2020

Thank you @captainstoker. 👏 👏 👏 Only about a week before the special Honduras (not pictured above haha) is gone! We teamed up with our dudes labaiacoffeesupply to give a big portion of the proceeds to @centerforcommunityadvocacy so we can’t wait to tally up the amount that was raised!! They will get it right in time for the holidays 🥰🥳

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Do you know how to protect yourself when going out?• 😷Wear a mask.• Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.• 👏Wash your hand...
12/12/2020

Do you know how to protect yourself when going out?
• 😷Wear a mask.
• Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.
• 👏Wash your hands often
• Avoid indoor spaces.

The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be. Learn more: bit.ly/COVID19_NeedToKnow.

#CDC #PublicHealth

With the holiday season just around the corner, a good way to spread some cheer is through smile.amazon.com. As you clic...
12/12/2020

With the holiday season just around the corner, a good way to spread some cheer is through smile.amazon.com. As you click your way through your holiday gift list, know that Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase to our cause. Just select Center for Community Advocacy as your charity of choice and Amazon does the rest!

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to e...
12/11/2020

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. Thank you for your support! Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca

"A big thank you to CCA and their leaders for the information shared and for caring about workers like us.  Thank you fo...
12/10/2020

"A big thank you to CCA and their leaders for the information shared and for caring about workers like us. Thank you for reminding us about the importance of prevention and what we can do to avoid the spread of COVID-19. CCA as an organization has always cared for farmworkers bringing us information and resources." Francisca Medrano- Strawberry Farmworker

Calavera is Spanish for "skull," and in Mexico it has a much deeper meaning. Vibrant, colorful calaveras represent ances...
12/08/2020

Calavera is Spanish for "skull," and in Mexico it has a much deeper meaning. Vibrant, colorful calaveras represent ancestors who have passed on, and help celebrate the beauty and necessity of death during Dia de los Muertos. For 30 years CCA has supported our essential farmworker community.

Donate to our cause through the Monterey County Gives campaign and earn a chance to win a handcrafted calavera, made through a collaboration between Hector Dionisio Mendoza and The Visual and Public Art Department at CSU-Monterey Bay and Public Space in Salinas’ Chinatown. Donate at https://bit.ly/2D9WUEQ

During the pandemic, many of us can safely shelter in place. This is not the case with our essential farmworking communi...
12/06/2020

During the pandemic, many of us can safely shelter in place. This is not the case with our essential farmworking community. Each day they work long hours in the fields, orchards and packing plants, putting their safety and health on the line to help feed our community. Support CCA’s “Big Idea” during the Monterey County Gives campaign (through Dec. 31), which is seeking donor support for our programs that aid farmworkers during these difficult times. Donate at https://bit.ly/2D9WUEQ

With the holiday season just around the corner, a good way to spread some cheer is through smile.amazon.com. As you clic...
12/05/2020

With the holiday season just around the corner, a good way to spread some cheer is through smile.amazon.com. As you click your way through your holiday gift list, know that Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase to our cause. Just select Center for Community Advocacy as your charity of choice and Amazon does the rest!

Calavera is Spanish for "skull," and in Mexico it has a much deeper meaning. Vibrant, colorful calaveras represent ances...
12/03/2020

Calavera is Spanish for "skull," and in Mexico it has a much deeper meaning. Vibrant, colorful calaveras represent ancestors who have passed on, and help celebrate the beauty and necessity of death during Dia de los Muertos. For 30 years CCA has supported our essential farmworker community.

Donate to our cause through the Monterey County Gives campaign and earn a chance to win a handcrafted calavera, made through a collaboration between Hector Dionisio Mendoza and The Visual and Public Art Department at CSU-Monterey Bay and Public Space in Salinas’ Chinatown. Donate at https://bit.ly/2D9WUEQ

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to e...
12/03/2020

CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. Thank you for your support! Donate at montereycountygives.com/cca

Today is #GivingTuesday--created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. It has grown into a ...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday--created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. It has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give and celebrate generosity. Every act of generosity counts, and yours today will support our mission to provide education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. These are difficult times and we appreciate your donation today at https://bit.ly/2D9WUEQ

"It fills me with emotion to see the work that CCA is doing in the community with the distribution of masks and protecti...
11/30/2020

"It fills me with emotion to see the work that CCA is doing in the community with the distribution of masks and protective gear for farmworkers. This work is very important because our farmworkers need these resources to be better informed about preventing the spread of the disease. CCA takes great care of all who risk their health day by day doing this important work in the fields. God bless you always and light your way." Adriana Aquino- CCA Board Member and Community Leader

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11/29/2020

Did you know that each second Amazon records an average of $4,722 in sales? At the onset of the pandemic, that figure reached $10,000! In one second! Through Amazon Smile, a percentage of each purchase is donated to your chosen charity — at no cost to you. Just sign up at smile.amazon.com and search the Center for Community Advocacy to add us as your chosen charity.

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