Cambios is ChangesCAMBIOS "means "changes" in the Spanish language.
“CAMBIOS” means “changes” in the Spanish language and it represents our commitment to working towards the reduction of racism for our children and ourselves. Cambios was established in 1997 for the purpose of working with teachers, parents, and youth to address the issue of racism, and work towards its elimination. CAMBIOS has donated 37 multi-cultural books to 25 public and private elementary schools, in Lenawee County. Additionally, we have provided the Lenawee Intermediate School District with a collection of over 200 multicultural books and other resources for use by county educators and parents.
The Cambios Mission
The mission of Cambios is to celebrate diversity and eliminate discrimination by providing educational programs and resources.
The Objectives of Cambios
To encourage understanding and respect; to unite and celebrate our differences.
To increase awareness of discrimination by omission.
To provide speakers on multicultural issues to educational institutions ranging from preschools to colleges and universities and other community organizations and institutions.
To collaborate with organizations to foster and encourage diversity in career and professional fields of study.
To provide multicultural resources to teachers, parents, and youth.
To provide training to educators, parents, and community organizations to assist them in identifying and utilizing multicultural resources.
CAMBIOS was one of five State of Michigan Exemplary Community Service Programs for 2004.
Sigma Tau Delta, an Adrian College (Michigan) student organization, held a 12 hour READ-A-THON to raise funds for Cambios, last December. Students and faculty members read books, poetry, and plays during a 12 hour period. They presented Cambios with a donation of $213.67 for the purchase of multicultural books for children.