Building Strong Locals

Educating Members to Serve Effectively

BSL LogoIt’s more important than ever for chapter union leaders to be knowledgeable and prepared for addressing the needs of our members. Fortunately, through its Building Strong Locals Academy, CCA is doing just that. Focused on strengthening local chapters, the primary goal of the Academy is to educate members to serve effectively at the local chapter level with confidence and a working knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. Approximately 20 faculty members from our local CCA chapters are chosen annually to participate in the Academy. These candidates will begin their exclusive training at the Winter CCA Conference, and then participate in training sessions parallel to the Spring and Fall CCA conferences. The academy was initially funded by a grant from the NEA, but is currently funded solely by CCA.

The BSL Flyer can be downloaded or viewed below.  The 2021 BSL Academy Application is a downloadable, fillable form.

BSL Flyer

Congratulations to the 2018 Building Strong Locals class.

Class List and associated College

RicardoAguilarSan Joaquin Delta College TA
WilliamDawleyMiraCosta College TA
JoaquinDuranRio Hondo College FA
BradEngeldingerSierra College FA
DianaFerrellMerced College FA
RaquelFlores-OlsonRio Hondo College FA
MelissaFriesMerced College FA
BrianGarciaLong Beach Community College FA
Jesus EduardoGutierrezCitrus College FA
IzumiJohnoMerced College FA
YoungLeeRio Hondo College FA
StephanieMartin-WardMerced College FA
EvangelineMatthewsSouth Orange Co. CCD FA
SusanPynesMiraCosta College TA
AlfieSwanCitrus College FA
KristaWarrenMiraCosta College TA