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Cambio Center News - July 2017

The University of Missouri's Cambio Center leads research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities.

What you'll find in this July newsletter:

2017 Cambio de Colores Conference Recap:
The Cambio de Colores conference took place on June 14-17 and had 237 registered attendees from 93 different institutions. A break down of the conference attendees can be seen below:

- Non-Governmental Organizations: Total: 24%
            - Non-Profits: 21%
             - Service provider businesses: 3%
- Undergraduate and Graduate Students: 19%
- University Extension (faculty/educators, administrators): 16%
- University Faculty/Professors: 16%
- Educators/Schools (Pre-K and K-12): 15%
- University Staff and Administrators: 8%
- State/local government (except k-12 educators): 3%

Including 90 presentations (17 of which were workshops), the conference fostered an environment full of networking and learning. A stand out from the conference was Dr. Jason Purnell from the University of Missouri - St. Louis who led the opening plenary session titled "For the Sake of All: Improving Health and Well Being in St. Louis Post-Ferguson."
Click here to see Jason Purnell's full presentation.
We'd like to sincerely thank all of our presenters and attendees, and we look forward to seeing you again next year in Kansas City!
Engagement of Fellows
The Cambio de Colores conference is the Cambio Center's largest outreach activity. Many of our fellows have been involved in this activity as a means of connecting with other researchers and practitioners. We want to thank all our fellows that were involved in the conference, including the 12 fellows who helped organize the conference and the 23 fellows who presented or co-presented presentations.

Language Services Program

Language Services Program - The Cambio Center LSP provides high-quality, detail-oriented translation services (written word), interpretation services (spoken word), and transcription services (writing down the recorded spoken word). Our experienced staff are bilingual in English and Spanish, and only translate into their native language, a requirement for strong, natural-sounding translations. All translations are reviewed for accuracy and flow. Learn more and see current fee schedules.

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!

Cambio Center Fellows News

We share news about our fellows on the Cambio Center Website, where you can find more details about the updates provided below. 

Welcome to new Cambio Center Fellows:

Donette Alonzo, Global Service Learning Coordinator, Office of Service Learning, MU - Dr. Alonzo's research has involved Mexican-American women in higher education and the factors that influence their challenges and successes.

Miriam M. Martinez, Assistant Research Professor, Human Development and Family Science, MU - Dr. Martinez is interested in the socio-contextual determinants of ethnic/racial health disparities, and childhood and adolescent development of self-regulation among ethnic minority populations


Cambio Center Fellows Updates:

Fellow Sarah E. Killoren was a co-author on a published piece titled "Mexican American College Students’ Perceived Experiences of Discrimination, Ethnic Identity, and Adjustment: The Protective Role of Sibling Support." It can be found here:

Jones, S. K., Killoren, S. E., Alfaro, E. C., & Gonzales-Backen, M. A. (2017). Mexican American College Students’ Perceived Experiences of Discrimination, Ethnic Identity, and Adjustment: The Protective Role of Sibling Support. Emerging Adulthood, 2167696817711606.

Fellow Denice Adkins's piece titled "Information Sources of Latin American Immigrants in the Rural Midwest in the Trump Era" was published in The Library Quarterly.
It can be found here:

Adkins, D., Sandy, H. M., & Derpic, J. (2017). Information Sources of Latin American Immigrants in the Rural Midwest in the Trump Era. The Library Quarterly87(3), 243-256.

Fellow Emily Crawford has had her recent piece "We don't Talk about Undocumented Status…We Talk about Helping Children”: How School Leaders Shape School Climate for Undocumented Immigrants" published. It can be found here:

Crawford, E. (2017). “We don't talk about undocumented status… We talk about helping children”: How School Leaders Shape School Climate for Undocumented Immigrants. International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 5(2), 116-147.


Fellow Lisa M. Dorner had here piece "I Think Immigrants “Kind of Fall Into Two Camps”: Boundary Work by U.S.-Born Community Members in St. Louis, Missouri" published.
It can be found here:

Dorner, L. M., Crawford, E. R., Jennings, J., Sandoval, J. O., & Hager, E. (2017). I Think Immigrants “Kind of Fall Into Two Camps”: Boundary Work by US-Born Community Members in St. Louis, Missouri. Educational Policy, 0895904817719529.


Other Opportunities

Gateways for Growth
Welcoming America and New American Economy’s Gateways for Growth Challenge is an opportunity for communities across the United States to apply for tailored research, direct technical assistance, and matching grants to support the development and implementation of multi-sector strategic plans for welcoming and integrating new Americans. Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. EDT. Learn more and apply >>

MU Extension's Community Development Academy in St. Louis!
The five-day course combines cutting-edge concepts with practical applications so you can learn to make a positive change in your community. More info:

Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, a free online workshop hosted every July, for teachers, administrators, librarians, counselors and volunteers to encourage the progress of immigrant and refugee students for the benefit of the whole classroom through interactive webinars, group activities and live exercises with experts. Resources can found here: