Awards & Recognition

2017

  • Exhibition “Estampas Jarochas” and family engraving workshop with artist and musician, Alec Dempster, during Mexican Cultural Center’s Mexican Week, May 2017
  • “Engaging the Villa Inmigrante with the River.” Co-presentation with the Schuylkill River Town Program at the Annual Watershed Congress, Montgomery County Community College, March 2017
  • Certificate of recognition for participating in Governor Wolf’s School That Teach Tour, Pedro A. Rivera, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education, February 2017
  • “Revolución Arte: Social Transformation in the Villa Inmigrante.” Panel presentation by high school leadership team, film class and adult reading circle at the Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, February 2017

2016

  • Piñata La Loteria at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, First Pize, December 9, 2016
  • CCATE presentation of the mural Social Movements of Mexico 20th and 21st
  • Bucks Fever FilmFest, Winner in Animation, “Not your Average Recycling Film”, October 2016
  • Bucks Fever FilmFest Finalist in documentary Nuestro Pueblo, October 2016
  • Bucks Fever FilmFest Audience Choice Award for the animation “Not your Average Recycling Film”, October 2016
  • Bucks Fever FilmFest Finalist in documentary Nuestro Pueblo, October 2016
  • CCATE writing collective invited as keynote speakers, Rutgers University Conference on Immigration and Schooling, October 2016
  • Visit and family meeting with Carmen Medina, State Director of 21st Century Community Learning Centers, October 2016
  • CCATE Art Exhibit Opening, Municipality of Norristown, September 2016
  • Barnes Foundation, Sculpture Competition, first place for Alebrije, August 2016
  • Article publication by CCATE writing collective in the Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, July 2016
  • Tertulia [community dialogue] with former first lady of Mexico and Mexican presidential candidate, Margarita Zavala, April 2016
  • Visit and family workshop with Abel Hernandez, PhD, University of Guanajuato, Expert family literacy, April 2016
  • Motivos Magazine, Inspirations in our Community Award, April 2016
  • Red Cross, Youth Hero Award (Miriam Gonzalez, student member of the CCATE Red Cross Club), April 2016
  • Visit and family meeting with Pedro Rivera, Secretary of Education of Pennsylvania, January 2016

2015

  • Orlando Costas Award for Social Change and Social Services, Eastern University, October 2015
  • Education Advocate of the Year (Obed Arango), Hispanic Choice Awards, October 2015
  • Visit and short story workshop with Pepe Rojo, Mexican Novelist and National Short Story Collection Winner, October 2015
  • Bucks Fever FilmFest, Honorable Mention in Narrative and Audience Choice Award for short film, The Jurassic Egg, October 2015
  • Visit, performance and family workshop with Musician, Tito Quiroz, Winner of the 2015 National Youth Award of Mexico, September 2015
  • Visit and workshop with Artist Diana Kahlo (Wall of Memories: Las Desaparecidas de Cuidad Juarez” [The Missing Women of Juarez]), August 2015

2014

  • Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, Piñata Competition, 2nd place for Tlaloc [God of Rain] piñata, Kimmel Center, December 2014
  • Bucks Fever FilmFest, Honorable Mention in Narrative for short film, The Orphanage, October 2014
  • Barnes Foundation, Sculpture Competition, first place for Alebrije, May 2014


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