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Latina/Latino Studies Program

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Avanzando
Mission:
Avanzando is a partnership between the UMKC Division of Diversity & Inclusion and the Hispanic Development Fund (HDF). Implemented in August 2011, the Avanzando program is designed to support HDF Scholarship recipients at UMKC in their academic and career pursuits. Goals include: Increasing scholar retention, improving graduation rates, and assuring successful transitions of students into graduate school and/or career positions. Program components included individualized academic support, mentoring and enhanced access to campus and community resources.

Every Avanzando scholar receives individual support from the program director and D&E staff. Scholars are also matched with a UMKC faculty or staff member and/or a Latin@ professional or business owner. Mentors listen, provide guidance, support, and create access to essential campus and community resources. Mentors also support scholars in maintaining their Latin@ identity and in recognizing their unique strengths and attributes. Avanzando fosters opportunities for Latina/Latino students to connect with each other and engage in research and community service.

The Avanzando Program is located in the
Division of Diversity, Access and Equity Office,
359 Administrative Center
 Contact
 Marji Datwyler,
 Project Director, at datwylerm@umkc.edu
www.umkc.edu/diversity

 


 

 

 


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Meet Our New Director: Dr. Clara Irazábal-Zurita  

Dr. Clara Irazábal is settling into her new roles as director of the
Latina/Latino Studies (LLS) Program and professor of Urban Planning
at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Read more about Dr. Irazábal
on UMKC Today

 

Upcoming Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon

Date: September 28
Where: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Location: Haag Hall 204
Time: 11 - 1:30 pm

Latina/o Studies Program invites you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by joining the LLS faculty and staff for lunch.


Past Events

Meet Our New Director Luncheon and Farewell Party for Dr. Carranza and Jacqueline Hawkins

Date: Aug 31
Location: Haag Hall 204
Time: 11 - 1:30 pm

Growth of the Latina/o Population: Implications for the November 2016 Election and Beyond

Date: September 22
Where: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Location: Miller Nichols Library, Learning Center, Room 351
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm