To promote fair, greater and better Social, Economic, Educational and Employment Opportunities for all residents in our communities.
In 1969, the United State Office of Economic Opportunity granted the Rural Development Corporation in Los Angeles a $400,000 grant for the development of a program that would consist of two components: aTuition Assistance Program for the farm worker students attending college; and a Basic Education program for adult farm workers.
In May of 1971, several meetings were held at the local communities to elect representatives from each community to sit on the Rural Development Corporation advisory council. By July of 1971, the advisory council met to formulate the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws. Thus, the new agency (Campesinos Unidos, Inc.) was incorporated under the California State Law of Incorporation on the 11th day of August, 1971.
On January 1, 1972, under mutual agreement between Campesinos Unidos, Inc., Rural Development Corporation and the Office of Economic Opportunity, all funds Interest Agreement. At this time, Campesinos Unidos, Inc. was born as an independent agency. Currently, CUI is headed by a Board of Directors elected in each of the 6 major communities in the Imperial Valley, and 2 Directors from Riverside County. Approximately 80% of the Board of Directors is farm workers and minority representatives.
Campesinos Unidos, Inc. was incorporated as a private non-profit corporation under section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CUI was incorporated to specifically promote greater social, economic, educational, and employment training opportunities for farm workers and other economically disadvantaged residents of the Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties.
Campesinos Unidos, Inc. (CUI), is a private, non-profit organization (501c3), dedicated to the service of disadvantaged persons residing in its three-county area of operation. Its delivery region includes the Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties. Incorporated in 1971, the agency has acted as both a prime sponsor and subcontractor of numerous Federal, State and Local entitlement programs serving the rural poor. Currently, CUI provides a large Child Development-Head Start program, Employment-Training projects, a Self-Help Housing effort, and energy assistance services within its sphere of operation.
In June 1989, CUI became Imperial County’s designated Community Action Agency by the California Department of Economic Opportunity. This transcendental occasion made CUI a stronger, more vigorous and better representative comprised of 14 member in its Board of Directors, which in turn, is made up of three (3) one-third (1/3) membership; 1/3 Public Representatives; 1/3 Poor or Disadvantaged Representatives; and 1/3 Representatives of business, labor, religious, education, or other interest groups in the community. The CUI Board of Directors is composed entirely of persons who reside within the communities from which they are elected.
A majority of CUI personnel have strong private and public business backgrounds. They possess requisite education, employment experience, motivation and sensitivity to the target population to enhance CUI’s area offices, are nearly 90 percent minority persons, with Mexican-American, Blacks, Asians and Caucasians represented.
- Total Employees: 245
- Total Budget: $13,504,629
- Total Community Commitment
Telephone: (760) 351-5100
Fax: (760) 344-0322
Physical Address: 1005 C. Street
Brawley CA, 92227
Postal Address: P.O. Box 39
Brawley CA, 92227