Obed Arango Hisijara

Executive Director

obed@ccate.org

Obed Arango Hisijara is a Mexican photographer, visual artist, communicator, journalist, university professor, and media producer. He holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology and a BA in Communications. His area of expertise is Latin America: a beautiful land, full of life, promise, and beautiful people, and whose essence he sees, and captures, and shares in the depths of his voice and in the artistic expression of his photojournalistic pieces.

Before founding CCATE and Bandera Media & Creative Conzepts LLC, Obed was National Coordinator of Marketing Research for TV Azteca in Mexico, Anchor and Producer for Radio ABC (Mexico City), Media Producer for American Baptist Churches (Valley Forge, PA), and tenure Professor of Communication at the UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City).

Obed is producer of the radio program “Villa Inmigrante” that was transmitted every week in Mexico in the network of Radio Universidad de Guadalajara. He is also adjunct faculty professor of Fine Arts for the Division of Arts and Humanities at the Montgomery County Community College. Obed is also member of the President Diversity Committee of the college.

Obed strives in every project to generate social transformation that benefits the general community; Obed hopes a new generation of young Latinos will emerge as a positive presence and force for the community of Montgomery county.

Obed Arango Hisijara

Executive Director

obed@ccate.org

Obed Arango Hisijara is a Mexican photographer, visual artist, communicator, journalist, university professor, and media producer. He holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology and a BA in Communications. His area of expertise is Latin America: a beautiful land, full of life, promise, and beautiful people, and whose essence he sees, and captures, and shares in the depths of his voice and in the artistic expression of his photojournalistic pieces.

Before founding CCATE and Bandera Media & Creative Conzepts LLC, Obed was National Coordinator of Marketing Research for TV Azteca in Mexico, Anchor and Producer for Radio ABC (Mexico City), Media Producer for American Baptist Churches (Valley Forge, PA), and tenure Professor of Communication at the UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City).

Obed is producer of the radio program “Villa Inmigrante” that was transmitted every week in Mexico in the network of Radio Universidad de Guadalajara. He is also adjunct faculty professor of Fine Arts for the Division of Arts and Humanities at the Montgomery County Community College. Obed is also member of the President Diversity Committee of the college.

Obed strives in every project to generate social transformation that benefits the general community; Obed hopes a new generation of young Latinos will emerge as a positive presence and force for the community of Montgomery county.

Dr. Holly Link

Director of Educational Programs

holly@ccate.org

Holly Link, PhD, is Director of Educational Programming and Research at the Centro de Cultura, Arte, Trabajo y Educación (CCATE). A former bilingual teacher, she is also an educational consultant in the fields of English as a Second Language and Dual-Language Education. Holly teaches at Temple University, the Greenfield Intercultural Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and at CCATE. At CCATE, she is developing a participatory research center for young people and adults through which they can promote social transformation and inform public policy. Her research on Latinx students and schooling has been published in the Harvard Educational Review, the American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Latinos and Education.

Dr. Holly Link

Director of Educational Programs

holly@ccate.org

Holly Link, PhD, is Director of Educational Programming and Research at the Centro de Cultura, Arte, Trabajo y Educación (CCATE). A former bilingual teacher, she is also an educational consultant in the fields of English as a Second Language and Dual-Language Education. Holly teaches at Temple University, the Greenfield Intercultural Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and at CCATE. At CCATE, she is developing a participatory research center for young people and adults through which they can promote social transformation and inform public policy. Her research on Latinx students and schooling has been published in the Harvard Educational Review, the American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Latinos and Education.