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We apply our 40+ years of experience and expertise to protect and expand migrant workers' rights through leadership development, community organizing, advocacy work, and empowerment in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Through this work, we are proud to share some recent awards and recognitions we have earned.

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We are so proud to be part of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

inaugural Momentum Fund Cohort, with other outstanding organizations across New Jersey, leading some of the most vital, creative efforts to address the root causes of structural racism and inequity. 

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Thank you to New Jersey Citizen Action for recognizing CATA with the Evanoff-Shuchter Award for Organizing.


This award was extra meaningful in a year when so many of our members have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic as essential workers with few recognitions of their risks and sacrifices to continue bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to our tables.

This Award was given to CATA on December, 2020.


On June 16, 2021, WEC honored the Protect NJ Workers Coalition's work as an outstanding COVID hero. CATA is a proud member of this Coalition.


The Protect NJ Workers Coalition organized and brought workers’ voices to the Governor’s attention, resulting in Executive Order 192 and workplace safety and health training funds.  The Coalition developed and delivered a multi-organizational state-sponsored COVID-19 Awareness and Prevention Program that trained over 80 worker-trainers that spanned across New Jersey delivering workplace and community awareness of COVID-19 training to thousands of frontline workers. 


Building Equity and Alignment, in partnership with Grassroots International and the BEA Fund Advisory Board, announced CATA as one of the 2020 BEA Fund cycle grantees, which will provide funding to 67 environmental justice groups.


BEA envisions a future where grassroots groups lead and inform environmental movements. They shift power and resources from institutions to grassroots leadership as they transform the environmental movement.


The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards are presented each year to individuals, groups, and/or organizations that have established excellence and diligence, improving the availability and quality of civil legal services for low-income people and domestic violence victims in Pennsylvania. CATA received this award on March, 2021.

"We are thankful for this recognition of our work with mushroom workers in Pennsylvania. Fighting for meaningful recognition of workers' rights requires a strong partnership between legal advocates and community organizers. All of us at CATA are thankful for the strong relationship we have had with Justice at Work and other legal advocates in the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Community," said Jessica Culley, CATA's General Coordinator. 

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