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Their Mission Statement

MISSION   CCA trains farmworkers to form and lead community-based committees to advocate for improved housing and health conditions.   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.   CORE VALUES : 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.   : 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.   MISIÓN:             CCA entrena campesinos para formar y dirigir comités de la comunidad para abogar por mejores condiciones de vivienda y salud.   VISIÓN:        Una comunidad donde los campesinos obtienen poder para servir como líderes y donde los que toman las decisiones piden los consejos de estos líderes campesinos.    VALORES:   CCA se dedica a promover un ambiente en donde las comunidades proveen recursos para forjar el desarrollo de liderazgo entre campesinos para que actúen como líderes y participen en el proceso de tomar decisiones y desarrollar comunidades.   CCA promueve la comunicación y el diálogo entre campesinos, negocios de agricultura y vivienda, políticos, visionarios, inversionistas y líderes de la comunidad. Al hacer esto, CCA hace conexiones con los diferentes sectores y mejora el entendimiento mutuo para forjar la equidad en la comunidad a la que provee servicios y apoya.

Summary of Impact

Accomplishments of 2009   Housing:   A committee in Soledad consisting of 35 families living in housing sites and trailers negotiated with the owner to successfully secure repairs to the major sewage problems and other repairs are underway.   A group of families facing severe problems, including defective electrical appliances, plumbing problems, water leakage and damage, infestation of cockroaches and mold, effectively secured an agreement from the owner to make all repairs and to keep the rent at its current rate until the repairs are met.   In an East Salinas trailer park, residents were able to negotiate with the owner to pave the common areas, improve drainage and to make other repairs.   In another East Salinas neighborhood a group of 75 families were successful in organizing a neighborhood watch as well as increasing police patrols and 24 hour surveillance cameras to combat prostitution and other illegal activities in their area.   Health   Partnership with the Behavioral Health Division of the Monterey County Health Department to increase farmworker awareness of mental health issues and to increase access to mental health services.   Launch a youth violence prevention initiative recognizing community/family safety as a housing and health issue.   Development of a more robust, farmworker-friendly evaluation system with funds dedicated to strengthening CCA's organizational capacity.   Strengthen leadership development opportunities by convening structured dialogues among farmworker leaders and community stakeholders.   Plans for 2010   CCA plans to continue the programs described above.  We anticipate reaching the same client base with our programs and we expect the same rate of participation by farmworkers.  Additionally, in April of 2010, CCA became the home of Poder Popular, a program which aims to improve the health and well-being of farmworker families and the communities where they live through leadership development and strategic alliance building.

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY is a nonprofit organization based in California, CA. Having been around since 1988, it serves the greater Salinas community for the last 24 years, particularly in area of California.
Today CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY is 1 of nonprofits in Salinas. CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY has been serving in areas particularly in Array. For more regarding CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY visit their site http://www.cca-viva.org or search their EIN 77-0192068

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