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Cambio Center News - August 2006

Cambio de Colores in Southwest Missouri: A Workshop for Healthier Communities
Crowder College, Neosho, Missouri - September 29, 2006

This is the first one-day event organized by the Cambio Center, in cooperation with Crowder College, MU Extension, and Missouri State University, to extend the annual conference to different regions of the state. This Workshop will address issues of health care, integration of youth, and employment verification. Please find details at the Workshop's website. Fellows Jim Wirth and Anne Dannerbeck will be two of the presenters.

Research News: Asset Accumulation Strategies in Three New Settlement Communities
(USDA National Research Initiative Grant to Cambio Center)

As we announced back in June, the Cambio Center obtained its first competitive grant for a three year research project (US$416,000).  The research team is led by fellows Corinne Valdivia and Anne Dannerbeck, and involves also Steve JeanettaKeith Jamtgaard, and Domingo Martínez; work will start in September, 2006. The study will focus on the economic, social and cultural experiences of immigrants in three Missouri towns. More information is available in an MU Press Release. We are preparing a fact sheet about the project.

Huyen Pham's move
Cambio Center fellow Huyen Pham (School of Law) has moved to Texas Wesleyan University.  She was of great help in organizing the Civil Rights and legal sessions at the Cambio de Colores conferences. Her  academic knowledge and her goodwill will be dearly missed.  Let us wish her and her family the best in their new endeavors.

Cambio de colores 2007 - Kansas City

A first organizational meeting was held at Kansas City (UMKC) back in July.  We will start work shortly.  We will send a message today requesting Cambio Center fellows to take part in the Planning Committee (some have already signed).  Please note that all levels of commitment are needed and welcome.

New publications available at Cambio Center

Some external reports and papers of interest