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Save the Date: The 2019 Cambio Conference will be held June 5-7, 2019, in Columbia, Missouri.

Scientific Evidence: The Society for Research in Child Development released "The Science is Clear: Separating Families has Long-Term Damaging Psychological & Health Consequences...". Thanks to the invited experts, including MU's Dr. Gustavo Carlo, for this summary of scientific evidence.

Changing Communities: In the U.S. today, one in four (24%) young people under 18 years old, are Hispanic/Latino. Also, one in four (24%) young people aged 0-17 are either immigrants or have at least one parent who is an immigrant. Learn more about America's youth:

Youth demographics

2018 Cambio Conference was held June 6-8, 2018, in Kansas City. See the program. The conference featured four plenary sessions, four breakout sessions, a poster session and competition, plus site visits. Over 160 people registered and engaged in dialogue on supporting integration of newcomers.

Research Brief: "Reversing Welfare Reform? Examining the effects of policy changes on Mexican immigrant families", by Dr. Stephanie Potochnick
How has the 2002 Farm Bill influenced food insecurity rates and food stamp participation among low-income Mexican immigrant families? Read full brief out of the Institute for Public Policy.

fall immigrant focused events fall 2017October 2017 - See the semester calendar of events about immigrants and immigration policy.

October 18: "Organizing after the Peace Accords: The Feminist Resistance in Colombia", 7pm in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union; See flyer.

November 6: “More Than One Story: Immigrants in the United States”
Monday, November 6 at 5:30 in Hill Hall Room 314
Panel, dinner, and discussion. Details will be available here.
Co-sponsored by The Bridge, MU Latino Graduate, Professional Network, and the Cambio Center

September 2017
DACA Panel on Monday, September 18, 2017:
With the ending of the DACA program, what do we know about the impact of DACA, and what will the end of the program mean to DACA recipients and our communities? What is next for the policy, the young people with DACA, and the universities, workplaces, and communities that have welcomed them?

MU Statement on DACA: "... we request a fair and compassionate solution to support the young people who have been placed in desperate situations through no fault of their own. More than 35 DACA students attend the University of Missouri System campuses, and they are charged the same tuition that applies to international students, as per state law. We will work closely with our DACA students to provide support and guidance during this period of uncertainty.”

See resources list provided by MU Voz Latina.


August Speaker: Dr. Judith Kroll will present on August 30 at 3pm, "Two Languages in Mind: Bilingualism as a Tool to Investigate Language, Cognition and the Brain". Details here.

Language Services Program is Hiring: The MU Cambio Center is looking for bilingual MU students who speak, read, and write Spanish very well to assist its Language Services Program. Our work includes the translation of texts between English and Spanish, as well as transcription of recorded Spanish audio. We have flexible hours and sporadic work, and will provide ongoing training in translation techniques. If you are interested please write  


Engaged Conferencing! The 2017 Cambio de Colores conference was a success, as researchers and practitioners connected and shared their experiences and informed each others' work around immigrant integration. Thank you to all presenters, speakers, site visit hosts, attendees, sponsors, and collaborators for a successful conference!

Cambio de Colores Program Available: The program for the 2017 conference is now available:

2016 proceedings

2016 Conference Proceedings are now available! The proceedings book for the 2016 conference includes nine articles (plus one available in Spanish!), covering education, dual language education, public health, human trafficking, youth researchers, and more!

Mi Casa es su casa eventCAMBIO of the Ozarks is hosting their third annual "Mi casa es su casa" Health and Community Resource Fair. The local group has included members of public and private agencies and organizations and other community members and are focused on building bridges and strengthening connections between newcomers and receiving community. Details here.


April 2017: Cambio Center Fellows Seminars: Dr. Angie Zapata and Dr. Roxana Botezatu will be presenting their research, answering questions, and leading discussion in two events free and open to the public on Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11. See events page for more details.

Dr. Botezatu Talk

Dr Zapata talk

New eBrief: The Outstanding Opportunities, but Persistent Challenges, of Dual Language Education, by Lisa Dorner, explores the research on the promise of Dual Language Education, as well as the difficulties.

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Call for Presentations: The 2017 Cambio de Colores conference has released a Call for Presentations for the June conference. Check it out and share widely.

Save the Date: the 2017 Cambio de Colores Conference will be June 14-16, 2017 in St. Louis. See the conference website.

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New Project: The Cambio Center is pleased to launch the Latino Agricultural Entrepreneurship Project, funded by the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). Led by faculty from the University of Missouri (Stephen Jeanetta and Corinne Valdivia), Michigan State University, and Iowa State University, it is designed to explore the needs of Latino farmers, understand their unique livelihood strategies, and better prepare agencies to work with Latino farmers. See the project site.

2016 Conference Success: Latinos in the Heartland: Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Opportunity

Thank you to everyone involved in the 2016 conference! With 170 registered participants from 18 states, the conference included 62 presentations in 25 breakout sessions, four plenary sessions, three interactive theme activities, and 14 posters.

2015 Proceedings Published: The proceedings book of the 2015 conference is now available! With seven selected papers and all the abstracts from the conference, this book is a spectacular resource.

2015 ProceedingsThe Cambio Center's digital library can be searched in MOSpace.

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