ERIC Number: ED045236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Central California Action Associates, Inc.
Sortor, Maia, Comp.
The overall goal of the Central California Action Associates Inc. (CCAA) program is to provide basic education and pre-vocational training so that migrant and seasonal adult farm workers will be able to upgrade their economic and social lives. Without increased educational attainment, the San Joaquin Valley farm workers face a grim future because of (1) increased mechanization in agriculture, (2) the increasing complexity of all occupations, and (3) California's continually skyrocketing cost of living. By coordinating its activities with numerous community organizations, CCAA has been able to provide adult basic education directly to the farm worker. Spanish language radio and television stations have been used extensively to advertise CCAA's educational program. Bilingual counselors and teacher aides have gone into migrant camps, barrios, and colonias to knock on doors and hold community meetings, explaining the program and signing up potential participants. The Board of Directors of CCAA is composed of 24 members: one-third are farm workers; one-third are representatives of Community Action Agencies; and one-third are educators, growers, or representatives of the Mexican-American Political Association, Community Service Organization, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and labor unions. (EJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central California Action Associates, Inc., Fresno.