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Comité Civico del Valle located in Imperial County, California was established by Jose Luis Velez, a retired farmworker in 1987 to help other farmworkers and the larger community. The organization was formally established in 1989 to serve the needs of the underserved Imperial County residents.
Like many organizations, Comité started out as a service provider by helping residents of Imperial County to gain citizenship through citizenship classes. Later the organization began to widen its mission to include health and social service topics such as, HIV education and testing, nutrition and asthma awareness. Through its work in asthma and pesticide awareness, the focus of Comité has evolved to include advocacy through resident education and participation in research studies. Comité is poised to continue its work in advocacy after the implementation of the first ever Grassroots Environmental Health Conference. The mission of Comité Civico del Valle, Inc is to improve the living conditions of our communities through education, capacity building and civic participation. Our vision—to live in healthy, prosperous and informed communities. Our motto—Informed people create healthy communities