Cambios is Changes

Our Accomplishments

  • Donated 50 multicultural children’s books to each of Lenawee County’s 25 public and private elementary schools, over a five year period.
  • Developed and made available on our website five different multicultural children’s bibliographies. These may be downloaded at no charge.
  • Co-sponsored school presentations by authors Claire Sidhom Matze, (2003), Ken Mochizuki (2002) Chief Jake Swamp (2001) and Pat Mora, 2000. They presented to children at Sand Creek, Blissfield, McKinley, and Madison Elementary schools, Hudson, and St. Joseph’s Academy.
  • Provided over 80 volunteer readers, including high and middle school youth, as well as students from Siena Heights University and Adrian College, to many elementary schools.
  • Provided the Cambios Multicultural Collection to the Lenawee Intermediate School District. This collection contains over 200 resources for teachers, parents and children.
  • Successfully wrote a grant to United Bank and Trust to begin donating books to children ages 3-6, who are attending Nursery schools and head start programs. These will be donated during the 2003/2004 academic year.
  • Approved a research study by Dr. Agnes Caldwell and Dr. Scott B, both of Adrian College, to assess the impact of the Cambios Reading to Eliminate Racism Program on elementary school children in the Adrian Public Schools.
  • Provided multicultural books for use by students enrolled in Siena Heights University’s Children’s Literature course.
  • Provided workshops for first year teachers in Lenawee County via the LISD.
  • Made presentations to students in the Child Development Program, at Siena Heights University.
  • Co-sponsored with the Lenawee ISD, a Siena Heights University graduate level course and workshops titled “Integrating Multicultural Literature into the Curriculum”.
  • Wrote and sought supporters for an advertisement condemning acts of violence toward people of Middle Eastern descent, following the September 11 attack on the World Trade Towers. The ad appeared in the Adrian Daily Telegram.