Partnering to improve lives
We are teaching people who want to build their capacity to serve Latinxs in their communities through professional development and information dissemination. Learn more
We are collaborating with initiatives, organizations, and businesses that are focused on serving Latinxs and sharing information about MU Extension programs to the Latinx community. Learn more
We are fostering intentional diversity by engaging with MU Extension Ambassadors, University educators, and local leaders to build more inclusive and welcoming communities. Learn more
Alianzas is here to welcome Latinx to MU Extension in a special way. We’re strengthening our efforts to reach out to Latinx living in Missouri. Alianzas wants to make information accessible to you in the language you speak, whether English or Spanish. We also want you to know about specific MU Extension outreach to Latinx families, through 4H programs for Latinx children, binational health week efforts, English as a second language classes, and more.
Collaborating in 8 regions to build partnerships with Latinx communities
The Alianzas Newsletter, Winter 2022 Edition, is here
We are excited to share Alianzas’ winter newsletter with you! Follow the link to find out how Alianzas has been working to build bridges between MU Extension & the Latinx community. Inside this Issue: Recognizing and Celebrating Cultural Differences Alianzas goes to Manhattan Kansas Intercultural Competency Iceberg ¡Mira Nomás! (Look at That!): FCS Financial Offering Read more about The Alianzas Newsletter, Winter 2022 Edition, is here[…]
The Summer Issue of the Alianzas Newsletter is now available!
We are pleased to present Alianzas’ summer newsletter! Follow the link to find out how Alianzas has been working to build bridges between MU Extension & the Latinx community. Inside this Issue: • Alianzas New Toll-Free Number for Latinx Families • How Culturally Competent Are You? • ¡Mira Nomás! (Look at That!)
All Things Missouri Team Visits UMKC IHD
On April 10, UMKC IHD hosted members of the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) team, creators of the All Things Missouri data mapping website. CARES is a technology organization housed in the University of Missouri Extension. Gerardo Martinez facilitated the introductory meeting. He is a member of the advisory team that guided the development of Read more about All Things Missouri Team Visits UMKC IHD[…]
Alianzas Trains First Class of Latinx Partners
Gerardo Martinez provided a two-day training, Disability History and Civil Rights in the U.S., to 20 Latinx parents of children with disabilities on March 2 and 3. Alianzas was invited to provide the information as the first session of the new Compañeros Haciendo Estatutos, a Latinx version of Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council’s (MODDC) Partners in Read more about Alianzas Trains First Class of Latinx Partners[…]
Alianzas presents findings on Latinx Families to Missouri DD Council
On January 17-18, Gerardo Martinez, program director of UMKC IHD’s Alianzas, presented results of the Supporting Education and Empowerment to Define Systems change (SEEDS) grant to the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC). Through the grant, Alianzas investigated needs and barriers experienced by Missouri Latinx families that care for members with disabilities. Gerardo met with a series of families and young adults with Read more about Alianzas presents findings on Latinx Families to Missouri DD Council[…]
Gerardo Martinez Joins Council as UMKC IHD Rep
Gerardo Martinez, Alianzas Program Director, recently joined the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) as the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Representative. He succeeds Tom McVeigh in this role. Gerardo will act as a liaison for UMKC IHD and the board, which meets six times a year to discuss important issues related to DD and community Read more about Gerardo Martinez Joins Council as UMKC IHD Rep[…]
Save the Date for the 18th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference
June 5-7, 2019 Columbia, Missouri Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations. People who work with Latinos and immigrant communities come together to share research and best practices that facilitate the integration of newcomers. Learn more at http://cambiodecolores.org/
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We’re glad you’re here. Alianzas is working on strengthening our efforts to reach out to Latinos living in Missouri. Alianzas wants to make information accessible to you in the language you speak, whether English or Spanish. We also want you to know about specific MU Extension outreach to Latino families, through 4H programs for Latino Read more about Welcome to Alianzas.us![…]