Bilzin Sumberg Hosts Reception Honoring Centro Campesino Farmworker Center Board President

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December 3, 2014

MIAMI, FL – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP will host a reception honoring Centro Campesino Farmworker Center Board President Joseph C. Segor, Esq., and welcoming the President-elect, Ana Castilla. Joe Segor was a co-founder of Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, a non-profit dedicated to providing affordable housing conditions for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other low-income families in South Florida, and has served as the Board President for 42 years. Joe will be succeeded by Ana Castilla, Vice President of Community Development at TD Bank. The event, to be held at Bilzin Sumberg's office, will take place on December 10, 2014.

Joe dedicated his early career to civil rights, providing legal services to low-income individuals and working to improve employment conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. He served as the first assistant director of Greater Miami Legal Services in 1966, and as executive director of Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (FRLS) and the Migrant Services Foundation, Inc. He co-founded Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, and served as the organization's president since 1987, where he helped thousands of families each year through affordable housing, after school and summer camp, job training and educational services.

Ana joined the Centro Campesino Farmworker Center board in 2012, and currently serves as Vice President of Community Development at TD Bank. Ana has undertaken extensive outreach and research initiatives within the Hispanic community on homeownership, financial education, and microfinance.

Bilzin Sumberg attorney Cristina A. Lumpkin is a Board member of Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, and has been involved with the organization since 2012. Bilzin Sumberg is a supporter of Centro Campesino, and hosted its annual Bilzin Sumberg Cares Project Day at the organization in 2014. Now in its seventh year, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has partnered with organizations including Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, the Miami-Dade Special Olympics, Voices for Children Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, United Way of Miami-Dade and numerous other non-profit organizations.

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