CCATE and COVID-19 Vaccinations

CCATE recently accepted an invitation to join the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) to promote the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the county. According to national statistics, Latino and Afro-American minorities are four times more likely to be infected and 2.8 more likely to die from COVID-19. Likewise, due to mistreatment in the past from the health system, a skeptical spirit has prevailed in the population to get vaccinated. At CCATE we know the importance of accessing the vaccine to protect the community and prevent further misfortunes.

This month, the CCATE Health Circle produced several videos promoting 1) a health census that the Circle is conducting in the community with the support of Curamericas Global and 2) educating the community about the vaccine. These videos were made by CCATE community members including CCATE leaders, teachers, Health Circle member and mothers as well as Haruko Arango Kautz, a Mexican immigrant and master’s student in public health at Drexell University.

In the coming months, CCATE will continue to promote the health of the community with educational videos, events, and activities, and your support will allow us to continue doing so during this difficult time. Your support is crucial in overcoming  the challenges we face together.

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Interview with Dr. Tulia Falletti 
Director of the LALS Program at the University of Pennsylvania 
CCATE Board Member

Dr. Falletti has been supporting CCATE since 2016 when meeting Obed at a voting advocacy event. Since then, she has helped engage CCATE students with the Model Organization of American States (MOAS) program, cultivate the El Difícil Arte de Migrar exhibit, and serve as a member of the board. 
Q: What do you think is most impactful about CCATE's work?  
It's very clear to me- the effect on the kids. It's so lovely to see the boys and girls and teenagers, who are there, you know, in the building when we are having our board meetings, and to see them so engaged, so interested, and so happy. It is noticeable the difference in scholarly achievement CCATE has facilitated for these kids. For Noche de Arte they do some performances and you get to know who they are and what they do. I think there is no doubt that the biggest impact is in the lives of these kids.

Q: Can you tell us more about the MOAS program? 
The MOAS program enables students from Penn and public high schools in the area to walk in the footsteps of representatives of Latin American countries, through conferences that mirror OAS public-policy making activities. We reserve a third of the seats each year for CCATE students, because we want the idea of college to seem less distant. We want to give them the opportunity to engage and learn and travel. 

Q: What do you think makes CCATE special? 
A: Quite honestly, it is the passion, dedication, and the vision that Obed had when he started it and the skill, the commitment, the professionalism of all the leaders. Obed & Holly are a dynamic duo and they have an amazing team of teachers from the community. 

Todo el conocimiento del mundo, desde todos y para todos.

"All the knowledge of the world to everyone, from everyone."

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