*CCATE: Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education. Norristown PA
Orientation: CCATE VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ZOOM ORIENTATION Wednesday, September 15, 6-7pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89516634638
The mission of CCATE is to ignite social transformation developing the talents and empowering the Latin 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.
Monday through Thursday 4-7:00 pm
After School Program (6 volunteers per day)
Homework help, academic enrichment through games and dialogue
Special Topic Classes for Youth during Afterschool Program Villanova students in groups at same time will travel together.
Painting and Drawing Class (1-2 volunteers)
Reading Circle (1 volunteer)
Appreciative Inquiry Monday 6-7 Youth (1-3 volunteers)
In this class, children will learn some of the methodology behind appreciative inquiry in order to dream and design programming at CCATE based on children’s perspectives. For more information on appreciative inquiry: https://positivepsychology.com/appreciative-inquiry/, https://inclusiveschoolcommunities.org.au/resources/toolkit/appreciative-inquiry-tool-3-appreciative-inquiry-teaching-approach
Tuesday 5:30 – 7:30 pm (includes drive time)
Finding your voice (1-2 volunteers)
This class will focus on literacy with reading and writing in Spanish and English, with the goal of children developing literacy through self-expression.
Opening the Heart (1-2 volunteers)
Children will learn how to identify and express their emotions through ART and other modes of expression.
*2D Animation (1-2 volunteers)
In this class children will learn programming related to 2D animation in the computer lab.
Wednesday 5:30 – 7:30pm (includes drive time) (or another time based on student availability
Teaching children how to play chess. We don't currently have an instructor but would love to offer this.
Girls Empowerment Group/ Chicas Unidas Wednesday 4:30 – 6:30 pm ( includes drive time) (1-2 volunteers) (Mackenzie Meagher is slated for this class, so we could take one other volunteer)
Elementary and middle school girls will participate in activities to build community, problem solve, and create dialogue around important issues as identified by our students Note: We usually have a small group 5-10 girls, but we welcome Villanova students who would like to help.
Theater (1-2 volunteers) 5:30 – 7:30pm (includes drive time
This class will be led by a High School freshman, and he will be working with younger children to develop theater pieces to perform at CCATE.
Thursday 4:30-6:30PM (includes drive time)
Gardening (5-7 volunteers)
The full seasonal cycle of the gardening class brings students closer to the natural rhythms of our world, while at the same time connecting them to the source of their food, the roots of their heritage and the amazing science behind it all. Through hands-on weekly workshops, the students of the Gardening class explore topics in science and sustainability while developing skills to cultivate their own vegetables and eat healthier.
5:30-7:30 PM (includes drive time)
Mural Paining Thursday (4-5 volunteers)
Youth PAR Thursdays (1-3 volunteers)
In this youth participatory action research class, middle and high schoolers will continue their research project on the topic of Equitable school funding.
Friday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (includes drive time)
Immigrate Podcast & Film Making High School Friday 4-5pm (1-4 volunteers)
This semester students will be focusing on making a documentary film about the immigrant experience in Norristown.
4:30-7:30PM (includes drive time)High School Group (1-2 volunteers)
The programming will be oriented towards post-secondary success activities
10:30 - 1:30 pm Photography Club
MUSIC PROGRAM Beats by Girlz Day/time TBD (1-2 volunteers)
CCATE is looking for co-instructors for the Beats by Girlz music production program to take place in the computer lab at CCATE (see link for description). This would involve partnering with 1-2 other volunteer teachers, getting a short online training on how to use the technology/music software, and co-leading a class for girls at CCATE. We could schedule the class based on volunteer availability, ideally it would be weekly for an hour, but could meet less frequently for longer periods of time. We are very flexible and can work around students’ schedules. https://www.beatsbygirlz.org/about
Tuesday 7:15-8:15 ZOOM
English Circle (2 volunteers)
Saturday (ZOOM Time TBA)
English Circle, also online 1 student time and start date TBD
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm (start date TBD)
Women’s ART GROUP- Las Artivistas Women only read carefully this is a group you join not a volunteer position but would be considered service for SLC or class requirement. Start date TBD
Las Artivistas is a growing art collective that creates a space for women to express their creativity, reflect on their identities, and explore pressing social issues. As a community, we are working to discover and share our voices through multidisciplinary artistic expression. We suggest a pacifist revolution through art and activism, where intuition and love accompanied by solidarity, equity and justice are our main guides and goal.
Adult Health Circle If you are interested in joining a community group focused on health and community-based research for equitable access and health outcomes for the Latinx immigrant community. (not a service position, learning with the community) 9/29, 10/13(VU break), 10/27, 11/10, 11/24 (VU thanksgiving break), 12/8. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month (3-4 volunteers)
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES (OUTSIDE OF REGULAR AFTERSCHOOL AND ADULT PROGRAMS)
Community Based Research (1-3 volunteers)
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.
Appreciative Inquiry Summit at CCATE the first weekend in October (1-4 volunteers)
- This summit is not simply an educational event or a conference, but a weekend together in which we will leverage the strengths and talents that exist within our community as we celebrate 10 years of CCATE and dream and plan together for our future. This unique event is not only an opportunity for you as a stakeholder to experience our innovative model of collaborative leadership, but also one in which your own experiences and ideas will help shape our future as an organization. This will take place outside under a tent in CCATE’s front yard.
- Friday, October 1, 6-8pm
- Saturday, October 2, 10am-8pm
- Sunday, October 3, 1-6pm
- Help is needed in the following areas:
- Set up and take down
- Help organizing meals and snacks
- Help with logistics of planning