CCATE: Center for Culture, Art, Training and
Education. Many opportunities below. Most will start the week of February 2. If you are a returner you may contact the
CCATE staff responsible for your program for a ZOOM link. The mission of CCATE is to ignite social transformation developing
the talents and empowering the Latinx community through education, culture,
art, technology, health, and science. The
coordinator of interns and volunteers will meet with students interested in
working at CCATE and match you to a volunteer opportunity. You will have the opportunity to work with a
grass roots organization who works with the community in determining their
needs and opportunities. (need all
clearances and waivers from parents need to be sent to Mary.Aiello@Villanova.edu
After School Program: Monday through Thursday 4-6. 2 students per family. 6 students per day. Homework help. You will be assigned a family
and meet with them online to go over homework.
Parents should be present. You
may serve once or twice a week with the same family. This will require you to be flexible as
students may not show up online or have little homework. Be prepared to have a conversation or play an
online game if you have time.
English Language Learners support
ELL English Language Learners Class: Tuesday 7:15-8:15pm 2 students
ELL English Language Learners Class: Saturday 10-11am. 2 students
Community Based Research:
independent work. 5 Students
will be given assignments about research they can do in 3 hours of their own
time. They will report to Dr. Holly Link and meet to talk about the
significance and reason the research is essential to CCATE Community. Students may speak with professors of SSLC
courses to determine if this research can be used for class project.
College Prep Wednesdays, 6-7pm 3-5 students
Start Date 9/16 Students will
receive support with college searching, applications, and essays (seniors will
work 1:1 with a mentor). There will also be workshops around college prep,
applying to college, career development, etc.
ZOOOM from home
Club: Friday 4-5pm (4 students) Teaching basics of chess.
If you are interested in chess, there may be a playing group Monday
through Thursday from 4-5pm
Knowledge is Power Book Club: Adult community book club Thursday 6-7
The focus of last semester’s book club was anti-racism. They are halfway through This Book is Antiracist by Tiffany
Jewell and Aurelia Durand. https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780711245211
If you cannot afford to purchase this book contact Noreen.Cameron@villanvoa.edu we can purchase for you.
Immigration Podcast and Documentary making with high
school students. Friday 4-5pm. 5 students. This group is in the process of creating a
documentary about the experience of Mexican immigrants in Norristown. All college students are welcome.
High School Group Fridays
6-7:30pm 5 students-- ZOOM to home. Half
of the meeting the group will do an activity around mental health and emotional
well-being and healthy relationships.
The remainder CCATE or Villanova students will lead fun and interactive
activities to build community. From
CCATE: Right now we have about a 1-1 number of
college mentors to high schoolers, but we always welcome additional college
students to join us as we believe that the more interactions high schoolers
have with college students, the better!