Cabrera reflects on her early life 00:00:00, from her birth in Santurce, Puerto Rico to growing up in East Harlem. 00:03:00 She describes her mother's jobs as a superintendent and a store owner. 00:09:00 She describes her work with Casita Maria and church activities. 00:12:00 Cabrera describes her encounter listening to Malcolm X. 00:13:01 She reflects on her experiences in school being a member of the Catholic Youth Organization club and winning awards. 00:19:00 Cabrera describes some of her first jobs, including at La Marqueta. She reflects on working with Antonia Pantoja and ASPIRA, going back to school, and starting a career in education and social work. 00:25:00 She shares her experiences at Fordham University and 00:30:00 her experience working at the New York City Board of Education where she recruited students to become bilingual teachers. 00:35:00 Finally, Cabrera describes her experience in working with elderly populations, including starting her organization as President & CEO at Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly and opening centers throughout New York City for elderly Latino populations.
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