Ganadores del Premio Jessi F. Flores al negocio Hispano del Año
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With deep gratitude and happiness we want to share great news. The Colombian Cultural Association is the recipient or the Jesse F. Flores Award…….

Jul 21, 2018

COLOMBIAN independence celebration
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Colombian foods, contents, games, prizes and much more! $10 per vehicle. Members park for free.

Jun 3 – 16, 2018

Art Exhibition by Maestro Valencia
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For few days, starting on June 3, you can enjoy incredible works of art by the Maestro Carlos Valencia, who has dedicated…

September 2018 through May 2019

Pathways to Health and Science Education Program
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The Pathways program is for high school students who want to fully explore and/or consider attending College to pursue…

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Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences offers an excellent opportunity to all students who are in High School and want to explore a career in Health Sciences. The program is totally at no cost. Open enrollment! More info...

The program will begin September 2018

EVENTS

V Noche Latinoamericana

La Asociación Cultural Colombiana CCAMOKAN invita a todos a la V NOCHE LATINOAMERICANA Un encuentro con la música y danza de la cultura latinoamericana. Acompáñanos este Sábado 17 de Noviembre…

Fiesta de Disfraces

La Asociación Cultural Colombiana CCAMOKAN invita a todos a celebrar la mejor fiesta de disfraces de Kansas City. Acompáñanos este Sábado 27 de Octubre en el Vision Reception Hall 6320…

Información sobre Consulta Anticorrupción

MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES DE COLOMBIA Sistema Integral de Trámites al Ciudadano SITAC NOTIFICACIÓN DE BOLETINES Estimados compatriotas,   Buenos días. Nos permitimos informar que la consulta popular anticorrupción, será del…

BUENOS DÍAS COLOMBIA

Mission and Vision

It is our commitment to keep our roots alive by uniting all who value and respect this wonderful culture. YOU are officially invited to experience unforgettable moments in honor of one of the happiest countries of the world.

Mission: To strengthen a diverse and inclusive community that supports Colombian and Latin American heritage while expanding awareness of its culture in the Midwest.

Vision: The Colombian Cultural Association will be a foundational pillar in the community by providing guidance, fostering relationships, preserving heritage and integrating the contributions of a growing Latin population.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Orlando Gutierrez

Orlando was born and raised in Bogotá and has lived in Kansas City since 1990. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baker University. Aside from being the President of the Colombian Cultural Association since 2014, Orlando is an executive at a software company in Kansas City and serves on the executive Board of Directors for Rediscover, a mental health organization that offers a full spectrum of programs and services for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness or substance abuse. Orlando has a passion for learning, culture, and for sharing about his native Colombia and enjoys cheering for the Colombian and US soccer teams.

Gustavo Restrepo

Gustavo Restrepo was born and raised in Manizales Colombia, where he studied Business Administration at Nuestra Senora Del Rosario. He moved to Kansas City 18 years ago and works as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams and as a Health Care Interpreter at Truman Medical Center. Gustavo has been the Vice-president of the Colombian Cultural Association since 2014 and his biggest motivation is to promote all the amazing things from his beautiful Colombia.

Sandra P. Lozada

A native from Cali, Colombia, Sandra Patricia currently serves as the Community Representative for Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. In that capacity, Sandra has assisted the institution with the development and implementation of select community-related initiatives, including the Pathways to Health and Science Education Program. In addition, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the Guadalupe Centers, where she also represents the College and is facilitating initiatives across the institutions. Sandra is an architect by training, and received her degree from the University of San Buenaventura, School of Architecture, in Cali, Colombia. Sandra’s personal passions are to promote social integration of minority populations; and increasing access to workforce opportunities to women.

Adrianna D'Archiadi Casady

Adriana is from Bogota and moved to Kansas City in 1971. Graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a degree in Accounting. Worked for Gulf Oil Company, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The internal Revenue Service among others. She is currently working at Andrews McMeel Universal, as Accounting Manager. Adriana has an Accounting and Tax service business in Olathe. She has served in several committees, currently with the Ethnic Enrichment Committee. Married to David Casady for 37 years, has two children and six grandchildren who keep her busy in her free time.

Sandra Ozuna

Sandra is a professional in Business Administration with emphasis Marketing and Management, graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). She has been the Treasurer and Marketing Director of the CCA since 2014. Sandra moved to Kansas City from Bogota 18 years ago and is currently working at the International Division of Andrews McMeel Universal. It is important for her to share the culture and traditions of Colombia and she truly believes that the most valuable asset of Colombia is its people.

Shawn Delgado

Shawn is the Business Organizer and Representative of the International Union Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) which represent more than 160,000 workers in the United States and Canada. As the secretary of the CORE Committee (Community Organizing for Real Economics) and the International Latino Committee. He works with Leaders in the community to bring new opportunities for workers in the Kansas City area and another 35 Districts within United States and Canada. He wants to help the community to embrace diversity and explore new ideas to support and promote the Latin-American Culture in the Midwest.

Martha Gonzalez

Martha Gonzalez moved to Kansas City from Cali, Colombia in 1980. She studied Fashion Design and have a master’s Degree in International Business. Currently she is working at Nazdar as the International Customer Service Lead. Martha is passionate about her religion and her culture. She is a leader in the Hispanic Ministry at Our Lady of Presentation church and is the Commissioner for Colombia at the Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City. Martha has 2 daughters and 2 dogs name Bella and Luna. Martha enjoys working with diverse people, loves to craft and cook.

Alberto Piedrahita

Alberto was born in Cali Colombia. Born into a family of musicians; he plays the guitar since he was 8 years old. He worked at Goodyear for 20 years as chemistry technician and moved to Kansas City on 2004. After 4 years working with H&R block he decided to open an Accounting and Tax service business located in Independence, MO. Alberto is married with two sons. His motivation is to promote the culture and traditions of Colombia. He has been participating in many cultural events representing his country.

This is what we do

The Colombian Cultural Association strives to become the frontrunners and ambassadors representing and celebrating Colombian Culture throughout the Midwest by:

Maintaining and enriching

The cultural values of Colombians residing in the U.S Representing Colombia in a variety of ethnic enrichment activities.

Educating

Others about the unique attributes of Colombian culture.

Enhancing

Cultural and recreational activities for newcomers and established Colombians as well as the community at large.

Supporting

The needs of the Colombian Community.

Recognizing

Colombian talents through the Palenque awards.

Assisting

Colombians with assimilation into American culture.

Promoting

And maximizing collaborative relationships with other ethnic associations.

Providing

Higher education scholarships to deserving Colombian students.

Kansas City

Phone: 816-729-9591

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