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Welcome to the Institute for Latino Families and Communities (ISLFC). The ISLFC, also known as the "Latino Institute," is a joint effort of the University of Iowa School of Social Work (SSW) and its national training and evaluation division, the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP). The ISLFC provides an organizing framework for the School of Social Work's current and future projects working with Latino families and communities and is designed to serve as a resource for culturally competent, strength-based community resources and training.

The 16th Annual "Strengthening and Valuing Latino/a Communities in Iowa"

October 3, 2014

The Iowa Latino Conference was founded in 1998 to explore the changing demographics and dynamics of Latino communities in Iowa, and to strengthen the responsiveness of policy makers, business leaders and community-based organizations. It has become a cherished gathering of Latinos and non-Latinos as a place to emphasize the strengths of Latino culture and to provide networking opportunities for Latino leaders who live and work in Iowa.

Celebrating its 16th year, the two-day conference is coordinated by a statewide planning committee. A very important part of the mission of the conference is placing the creation of the conference in the hands of the community. In previous years, the conference has been held in Marshalltown, Des Moines, Muscatine and Iowa City.

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NRCFCP - 319.335.4965

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