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Center for Community Advocacy

Mission

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) 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.

The Big Idea

Throughout the pandemic, farmworkers endured compounding risks to feed our country. From inhaling wildfire smoke to enduring a child care shortage, prolonged stress is taking its toll on the farmworker community. The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) empowers farmworkers to form neighborhood-based committees and advocate for their healthcare and housing needs, like the successful Promotores de Salud model. The CCA’s Big Idea is to continue to provide education and training to support these grassroots advocates.

The pandemic affected me very much, and had the affected of disconnecting (dispegar) me from my family. There were deaths in the family, and other things, but I want to talk about CCA. CCA focus on helping the agriculture workers get better housing, in CCA we go out and inform the community correctly. Right now we our in the community giving people masks, hand sanitizer, and telling people how important it is to get vaccinated. The most important thing is that everyone stays safe.

- Bertha Zamudio

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