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East Salinas Building Healthy Communities Principles and Practices

Land Use & Economic Equity

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC)

The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) is the local body of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). We are a membership organization serving as a coalition of the Labor Community in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Over 75 unions are affiliated with the MBCLC, representing more than 36,000 union members and their families. The MBCLC believes there is strength in unity. In this vein, the MBCLC is proud to work with unions affiliated with both the AFL-CIO and Change To Win.

The mission of the MBCLC is to improve the lives of workers, their families, and our community – to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to the nation. We accomplish this mission by working to build worker power through work on political education and action, economic development in our area, union organizing, a community service and training program, and educational programs for the community.

https://www.mbclc.org/

First 5 of Monterey County

In 2005, First 5 Monterey County identified Early Learning Opportunities as a focus area for funding with the goal of supporting local programs that reach children in many areas of their life such as family, child care, neighborhoods, and local and state policies, to name a few. Early Learning Opportunities programs are based in the understanding that the family is central to the healthy development of a child. We fund programs that strive to be culturally and linguistically appropriate, offer flexible hours, and are based in and understand the needs of the community served.

https://www.first5monterey.org/

Monterey County Health Department

The Monterey County Health Department exists to enhance, protect and improve the health of the people in Monterey County. To accomplish this, the Department provides a wide variety of health-related services in the areas of public health, environmental health, behavioral health and clinic services.

 http://www.mtyhd.org/

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

MILPA is a purpose-oriented mission driven collective committed to transforming organizations, institutions and systems by advocating for inner and social transformation. We achieve this by promoting relational versus transactional approaches within our overall work. MILPA incubates leadership through culturally competent professional development, networking, and entrepreneurship opportunities that build community power, promote upward mobility and focus on social change. Our approach is grounded in La Cultura Cura (culture cures) and promotes cultural healing, ethnic social media, civic engagement, and movement building. MILPA is part of the Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity Action Team, Justice Reform Action Team, and the Youth Leadership Team.

http://www.milpacollective.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MILPAEastSalinas

CHISPA

CHISPA (Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.) is the largest private, nonprofit housing developer based in Monterey County. Since its incorporation in 1980, CHISPA has built and renovated 2,268 single-family homes and apartments for low and moderate-income people in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. CHISPA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Community-based Housing Development Organization (CHDO), overseen by a nine-member Board of Directors. The board members have diverse backgrounds and experience in law, agriculture, education, banking, and business. They are part of the Land Use Team.

http://www.chispahousing.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Chispa-Housing-143136989075665/?fref=ts

Center for Community Advocacy

Center for Community Advocacy

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) continues to develop youth and adult neighborhood leaders in Acosta Plaza, East Salinas (Alisal). These same leaders now organize peers to advocate for land-use opportunities like the Sanborn Ranch House a one acre lot be transform into a community center based on the necessities and vision of the Acosta Plaza community. They are part of the Land Use Action Team, Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity Action Team, and the Youth Leadership Team.

http://cca-viva.org/

https://www.facebook.com/CenterforCommunityAdvocacySalinas/


Youth Leadership

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

MILPA is a purpose-oriented mission driven collective committed to transforming organizations, institutions and systems by advocating for inner and social transformation. We achieve this by promoting relational versus transactional approaches within our overall work. MILPA incubates leadership through culturally competent professional development, networking, and entrepreneurship opportunities that build community power, promote upward mobility and focus on social change. Our approach is grounded in La Cultura Cura (culture cures) and promotes cultural healing, ethnic social media, civic engagement, and movement building. MILPA is part of the Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity Action Team, Justice Reform Action Team, and the Youth Leadership Team.

http://www.milpacollective.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MILPAEastSalinas

Center for Community Advocacy

Center for Community Advocacy

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) continues to develop youth and adult neighborhood leaders in Acosta Plaza, East Salinas (Alisal). These same leaders now organize peers to advocate for land-use opportunities like the Sanborn Ranch House a one acre lot be transform into a community center based on the necessities and vision of the Acosta Plaza community. They are part of the Land Use Action Team, Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity Action Team, and the Youth Leadership Team.

http://cca-viva.org/

https://www.facebook.com/CenterforCommunityAdvocacySalinas/


Health For All

Comité Salud Para Todos

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Communities Organized for Relational Power In Action (COPA)

COPA is a regional nonprofit organization spanning Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, made up of 22 member institutions of churches, synagogues, public schools, labor organizations and nonprofits.

Founded in 2003, COPA has a Lead Organizer, two youth organizers, and one administrative assistant. The organization is fueled by 200 active leaders with an ability to mobilize 500 to 5000 leaders. Issue strategy teams of leaders from multiple institutions guide the organizing work

COPA's mission is to develop the leadership skills of ordinary people to engage effectively in public life with power to negotiate with public and private sector leaders to change the economic, social, political and cultural pressures on their families.

http://copa-iaf.org/

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC)

The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) is the local body of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). We are a membership organization serving as a coalition of the Labor Community in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Over 75 unions are affiliated with the MBCLC, representing more than 36,000 union members and their families. The MBCLC believes there is strength in unity. In this vein, the MBCLC is proud to work with unions affiliated with both the AFL-CIO and Change To Win.

The mission of the MBCLC is to improve the lives of workers, their families, and our community – to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to the nation. We accomplish this mission by working to build worker power through work on political education and action, economic development in our area, union organizing, a community service and training program, and educational programs for the community.

https://www.mbclc.org/


Justice Reform

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

MILPA is a purpose-oriented mission driven collective committed to transforming organizations, institutions and systems by advocating for inner and social transformation. We achieve this by promoting relational versus transactional approaches within our overall work. MILPA incubates leadership through culturally competent professional development, networking, and entrepreneurship opportunities that build community power, promote upward mobility and focus on social change. Our approach is grounded in La Cultura Cura (culture cures) and promotes cultural healing, ethnic social media, civic engagement, and movement building. MILPA is part of the Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity Action Team, Justice Reform Action Team, and the Youth Leadership Team.

http://www.milpacollective.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MILPAEastSalinas


Educational Equity

Hartnell College – Salinas Valley Health Professions Pathway Partnership

The SVHPPP is a collaborative of key stakeholders representing K-12, higher education, alternative education/juvenile probation, healthcare employers, Workforce Development Board, academic supports, Boys & Men of Color advocates and social emotional capacity building partners committed to increasing and sustaining the number of "locally grown" and "locally prepared" health workforce to supply regional demand and, to contribute,to a stronger economic engine.

https://www.hartnell.edu/SVHPPP

https://www.facebook.com/HartnellCollege

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)

MILPA is a purpose-oriented mission driven collective committed to transforming organizations, institutions and systems by advocating for inner and social transformation. We achieve this by promoting relational versus transactional approaches within our overall work. MILPA incubates leadership through culturally competent professional development, networking, and entrepreneurship opportunities that build community power, promote upward mobility and focus on social change. Our approach is grounded in La Cultura Cura (culture cures) and promotes cultural healing, ethnic social media, civic engagement, and movement building. MILPA is part of the Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity Action Team, Justice Reform Action Team, and the Youth Leadership Team.

http://www.milpacollective.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MILPAEastSalinas

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts

The Alisal Center for Fine Arts is a creative hub for artists and advocates alike connecting, teaching  and strengthening our community. Through a holistic approach, ACFA cultivates youth leaders committed to cultural affirmation and community transformation. East Salinas is a neighborhood that nurtures intergenerational relationships and fosters cultural knowledge and traditions through transformative artistic expression.

http://www.alisalfinearts.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Alisal-Center-for-the-Fine-Arts-169615186428604/

Baktun 12

Baktun 12

The name of our group comes from a passage in the book ‘The Mayan Factor.’ According to the book, the Mayan calendar is broken up into time periods of 400 years, with each period being a Baktun. The 12th Baktun runs from 1612 to 2012, the time we are living in. Baktun 12 is the culmination of all of this collective energy from the previous 11 Baktuns.

Formed in 1997, Baktun 12 is a collective of performance artists based in East Salinas, The Alisal, California dedicated to presenting the rawest, realest Chicano-flavored street theatre, poetry and hip-hop productions. Utilizing their main assets, the power of words and the heart, the group has developed a loyal fan base throughout the California underground circuit one fan at a time, mainly through word of mouth. Their productions meld urban politics with rhyme skills and guerilla theatre, attacking themes ranging from illegal immigration and education to struggles of the working class. B12 is part of the Education Equity Action Team, Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity Action Team, the Justice Reform Action Team, and the Youth Leadership Team.

http://baktun12.org/
https://www.facebook.com/baktun12