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Center for Community Advocacy


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.

Bertha Zamudio 831-269-1554 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

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.