The Branson Exchange Visitor (J-1) Community Support Group (CSG) was established in 2015 by the Branson J-1 Consortium. The Consortium includes various J-1 Visa Sponsors, Community Leaders, Community organizations and area employers dedicated to supporting the Summer Work and Travel program and J-1 participants in Branson. In 2018, the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB adopted the CSG and now manage cultural events and activities for students, provide educational opportunities for employers/community members, and maintain an annual budget.
Teleconference options are available for those unavailable to attend in person. Please email the Workforce Development Programs Manager, Jonas Tavares, for the meeting date, Zoom link, and call-in information. (please hyperlink my name and direct it to my email)
Meetings are structured and agendas are sent in advance. To get on the mailing list to receive updates on future CSG meetings and details about upcoming events, please sign up below!