Our Accomplishments

Multicultural Bibliographies
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Learn By Doing

  • Cambios donated 50 multicultural children’s books to each of Lenawee County’s 25 public and private elementary schools, over a five year period.
  • They developed and made freely available¬† five different multicultural children’s bibliographies.
  • They’ve co-sponsored school presentations by authors Claire Sidhom Matze, (2003), Ken Mochizuki (2002) Chief Jake Swamp (2001) and Pat Mora, 2000. These were presented to children at Sand Creek, Blissfield, McKinley, Madison, Hudson Elementary schools, and St. Joseph’s Academy.
  • Through a successfully written grant to United Bank and Trust, Cambios was able to donate books to children ages 3-6, who were attending Nursery schools and head start programs 2003/2004 academic year.
  • Provided multicultural books for use by students enrolled in Siena Heights University’s Children’s Literature course.

Beyond the Books

  • Over 80 volunteer readers, including high and middle school youth, as well as students from Siena Heights University and Adrian College, assisted at many of the counties elementary schools.
  • The Cambios Multicultural Collection was provided to the Lenawee Intermediate School District. This collection contains over 200 resources for teachers, parents and children.
  • A research study by Dr. Agnes Caldwell and Dr. Scott B, both of Adrian College, was approved to assess the impact of the Cambios Reading to Eliminate Racism Program on elementary school children in the Adrian Public Schools.
  • Cambios provided workshops for first year teachers in Lenawee County via the LISD.
  • They made presentations to students in the Child Development Program, at Siena Heights University.
  • In cooperation with the Lenawee ISD, a Siena Heights University graduate level course and workshops titled “Integrating Multicultural Literature into the Curriculum” was established.
  • Cambios also 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.
Programs

Cambios, Inc. grants permission to educators who wish to download items from our teacher guides, public service announcements, and bibliographies for use in the classroom. Use of these resources for economic gain, is strictly prohibited. Please acknowledge the source of these resources.

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Teacher Guides and Resources

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Additional Diversity Resources

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Public Service Announcements

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Multicultural Children’s Literature