WHO we are and our values

Founded in 1977, CAMBA is a non-profit agency that connects people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. CAMBA is a community of clients, staff, volunteers, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.

CAMBA Advocate counselors and ltw

CAMBA Program Director

Victor Tavarez


Advocate Counselors

Provide students with social/emotional counseling, post-secondary planning, attendance outreach, and/or engagement workshops. Students will learn to advocate for themselves while breaking through barriers to success.  Find us in ROOM G24.

Suany Frontaan-Arriaga 


Gary Maddine 


Yasmira Rodriguez


Olu Ayinde 


Karen Meza


CAMBA Learning to Work (LTW) program works with Independence High School (IHS) to re-engage students who have fallen behind in their credits. The goal of the LTW program is to assist students in overcoming barriers that prevented their success towards graduation. 

The Internship Developer (ID) at IHS place students at paid internship sites. IDs conduct weekly seminars to help students develop work skills.