CENTRO DE CULTURA ARTE TRABAJO Y EDUCACION

Viva la comunidad!

aka CCATE   |   Blue Bell, PA   |  www.ccate.org

Mission

Our mission is the development and empowerment of the Latinx community through education, art, and cultural programming for young people and adults. Based on family, student, and faculty interests and talents, we collaboratively design classes in the areas of environmental sciences, STEM, dramatic and visual arts, media productions, music, and sports. What makes CCATE unique is how, through the intersection of our dreams and determination, we collectively create space for individual growth, community engagement, and social change.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Obed Arango

Director of Educational Programs and Participatory Research

Dr. Holly Link

Main address

P.O. Box 1185

Blue Bell, PA 19422 USA

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EIN

26-2987850

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At CCATE we see the need for social transformation in the areas of education, art, civic life, care for the environment and opportunities to young latino, specially young latinas. Through the years we have seen that enrich the Latino community and the general community, the creation of public policies that can help to improve the relation between public institutions and the Latin community, public policies that can engage the community in collaboration with the town care for the environment and that

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

After School-Program

The after-school program runs from Monday to Sunday, Monday to Friday from 4 to 7:15 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm for students 2 to 12 grades and adults, Sunday from 8 to 11 am for adults. The program has tutors and instructors that help the student to achieve academic goals, the program has also formative classes in the STEM, visual and dramatic arts, writing-literacy, environmental justice, media and technology, music, safety, sports, and women empowerment. Today CCATE offers 42 classes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of Latin American descent
Adults

CCATE offers 7 adults that include English as a Second Language, Latinamerican Reading Circle, Black and White Film Photography, Painting, Arts & Crafts, Cooking and Soccer Certification.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of Latin American descent

CCATE develops in partnership with others organizations like Greener Partners and the Food Trust programs dedicated to the plating of an organic garden, healthy cooking, and nutrition for students from 7 to 16 years old and adults. Today CCATE has two weekly classes dedicated to the program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

CCATE has a secondary mission which is to empower the Hispanic women. In the year 2014 CCATE established three female Empowerment groups, ages 8 to 10 years old, 11 to 13 years old and 14 to 16 years old. The groups have weekly meetings to explore topics related to the challenges the students have as Hispanic females and in a​ space where they can voice questions, reflect together and affirm their identity.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People of Latin American descent

Since the year 2013 CCATE offers five classes that connect media, technology, and literacy through the production of films, documentaries, experimental productions, and animations. The classes are for students from 7 to 16 years old. CCATE has produced 5 documentaries, 7 animations, 5 experimental short films and has won 7 film awards.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Parents of CCATE direct a health circle with activities as "Semana de la salud", health census of the Latinx community, healthy cooking, gardening, Circles of emotional health "Abriendo el corazón" and Bike Circle on Sundays

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The Latinx community of Montgomery County and greater Philadelphia Area is the primarily group that CCATE serves, our missions is to ignite social transformation through the talents of the community where everybody have something to learn and something to teach. In that way we explore together art, education, environmental justice, media and technology, literacy, and health. Moreover, we have a solid college prep program where our goal is to provide direction to middle and high school students to find their vocation and get access to college.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The community during the pandemic in a phone survey and focus groups request to create a food program base on non-processed food to assist families of the Latinx community in need. Moreover, the high school group and the adult participatory research group wrote three legislative Memos that were given to congresswoman Madeleine Dean. Another contribution of the community has been in how the new space will be arranged, every room, and the food program gardening.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    With the Non-Profit Management Master Degree program of the University of Pennsylvania, CCATE participated in the Appreciative Inquiry program where staff, students, constituents, partners, founders and board were ask about CCATE, the results have help CCATE to re-direct, change programs, focus and expand staff, among other changes. We find that constant feed back help us to renew every year bringing a healthy dynamic of change.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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CENTRO DE CULTURA ARTE TRABAJO Y EDUCACION

Board of directors
as of 06/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rev. Angel Pagan

Lower Merion Baptist Church

Term: 2020 - 2026


Board co-chair

Mirna Zaragoza

Pfizer Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2026

Dra. Cristina Soriano

Villanova University

Esquire Caitlin Barry

Villanova University

Fernando Toledo

ESIA Study Programs

Caitlin Brady

Greeners Partners

Dra. Tulia Falleti

University of Pennsylvania

Dra. Catherine Bartch

University of Pennsylvania

Marian Vidaurri

Organization of American States (OAS)

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/18/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability