Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest.
It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.
The conference program is determined by the Planning Committee and conference chairs. All activities (excluding site visits on June 15) will be at the J.C.Penney Conference Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. See the Program page for more details. View the official conference program below:
Conference Youth Development Track: This track brings together 4-H, extension specialists, researchers, and youth educators to review and engage developments in research, to share updates on implementation of best practices for including Latino and other new populations, and to work collaboratively to share these targeted curricula and projects. As Latino youth become a larger proportion of the population in … Continue reading Conference topics: Youth Development
Conference Health Track: In the age of globalization, more than ever, complexity defines health. Differences in economic circumstances, education, behavioral choices, living conditions and the physical environment can prevent newcomers in the Midwest from being as healthy as the general population, creating additional social and health inequalities. The following topics are very relevant to the conference: networking … Continue reading Conference topics: Health
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: The 2017 conference theme, “Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain TImes,” is especially suited to showcase research and educational programs that both explore and enhance the involvement of Latinos and immigrants in entrepreneurial activities. Empowering economic development through this entrepreneurialism can be a key element for the sustainability and expansion of … Continue reading Conference topics: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development