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The Center for Community Advocacy Announces New Executive Director

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) is proud to announce and welcome Daniel Gonzalez as its new Executive Director.

Salinas, CA, November 29, 2018 — The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) is proud to announce and welcome Daniel Gonzalez as its new Executive Director. Gonzalez joins CCA after serving as Deputy Executive Director with YWCA Monterey County in Salinas.

As CCA Executive Director, Gonzalez will provide leadership for all aspects of the 28-year-old organization dedicated to healthy living conditions and a healthier community in the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys. His tenure with CCA begins on Nov. 26, 2018, succeeding Sabino Lopez, who has served as Interim Executive Director since July 1, 2017.

“I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the new Executive Director for the Center for Community Advocacy,” Gonzalez said. “I come with a renewed spirit to work and continue the objective of empowering our community. I look forward to working with staff, board and community partners to further CCA’s mission.”

As an experienced bilingual, bicultural nonprofit leader, Gonzalez spent the past five years in leadership roles with YWCA Monterey County, including as Director of Legal Services. He holds two Juris Doctorate degrees — one from Monterey College of Law and the other from Universidad del Valle de Atemajac School of Law, Guadalajara Mexico.

“Daniel has demonstrated a deep commitment to our community, particularly farmworkers and others who are struggling with housing and health issues,” said Lydia Villarreal, CCA Founder. “He brings a wealth of experience in administration, grant-writing and leadership expertise. We extend a warm welcome to Daniel.”

“The staff and I welcome Daniel to CCA,” said Lopez. “We are excited and look forward to working with him and sharing our experiences to help advance and continue our CCA mission to develop leadership and empower our farmworker community in the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys.”

About CCA

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. CCA trains these committees to negotiate with landlords to resolve issues such as unsafe housing conditions, housing discrimination and security deposits. CCA also trains these committees to provide preventative health information and interventions in their neighborhoods.

CCA-trained committees also receive instruction that teaches farmworkers how to establish alliances with local public officials and local civic leaders. These alliances help farmworkers achieve local policies that help their efforts to improve farmworker health and housing conditions.

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA)

22 West Gabilan St.

Salinas, CA 93901

cca-viva.org

Tel. (831) 753-2324

Fax (831) 753-0141

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://cca-viva.org/

Healthy Relationships Lead to Healthy Living

In his new book, The Whole Life, Healthy Human Living, author Jerry Blevins describes the four relationships we have in human living —- God, Self, Others and Nature.

Houston, TX (USA), February 03, 2014 — In his new book, The Whole Life, Healthy Human Living, author Jerry Blevins describes the four relationships we have in human living —- God, Self, Others and Nature. The book stresses the interrelationship of all four areas. “We cannot have a relationship in any one of the areas without involving the other three as well,” Blevins said. “It is important that the relationships are healthy in all four areas,” said the author.

Since living includes confronting life in many ways, the chapters in The Whole Life, Healthy Human Living deal with the difference between constructive anxiety and destructive anxiety, as well as the five characteristics of a good worker; dealing with stress; the meaning of peace; before and after the wedding; making and enjoying friendships; and dealing with many other contexts and decisions that we face daily.

Published by Halo Publishing International, The Whole Life, Healthy Human Living emphasizes that good working characteristics include enthusiasm, energy, focus, creativity and patience. “These are all important characteristics for success in life and Jerry Blevins’ book gives readers awareness of how to achieve a healthy, whole existence in our world,” said Publisher Lisa Umina.

Blevins said we stray from our path when we do not have healthy relationships with God. Self, Others and Nature. “It is important to learn the difference between constructive anxiety and destructive anxiety.”

Blevins had a career as a Presbyterian minister and recently retired from North Central Michigan College where he taught in the departments of World Religion, Philosophy and American History. A native of Akron, Ohio, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana and a master’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has worked with students at Ball State University, Purdue University, Huntington Indiana College and Northern Illinois University.

Blevins lives in Michigan with his wife of 30 years, Sue. The couple has five children and seven grandchildren. The author enjoys watching all kinds of sporting events and playing golf.

To order The Whole Life, Healthy Human Living visit www.halopublishing.com. To reach author Jerry Blevins, e-mail him at jsblev@charter.net.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
AP #726 / P.O. Box 60326
Houston, TX 77205-0326 – USA
877-705-9647
lisa@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com