The Aurora Health Alliance (AHA) is a grass roots organization created to serve the health needs of the underserved in Aurora by bringing together health and community leaders to develop solutions to health access issues. The goal is to provide practical, innovative, and open approach to collaboration to react to current and anticipate future health needs in the Aurora community.
Metropolitan State University of Denver seeks to promote an inclusive community of learners, an awareness and appreciation of diverse perspectives and identities, and the establishment of policies, practices, programs, and resources designed to embrace and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion brings together faculty, staff, and students from across the university to advance their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As one of the most diverse universities in the Rocky Mountain region, Metropolitan State University of Denver Graduate School seeks to promote an inclusive community of learners, an awareness and appreciation of multicultural perspectives, and the establishment of policies, practices, programs, and resources designed to embrace and support diversity.
The Community College of Aurora is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. To receive this designation, institutions must have an undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student enrollment of 25 percent or more. With this designation, CCA applied for, and received, a Title V Grant, which is a federal grant that gives funds to institutions who are HSI. CCA’s Hispanic enrollment is currently at 34% and the grant is used to support programs to help these students be well rounded and successful while attending CCA.
Mile High United Way’s United for Business program, is a free service to help small business owners to help grow their companies with the help of a network of business professional volunteers. This local, community based program offers services in accounting & finance, workforce development, marketing & sales, applying for grants, research projects, and general business consulting.
The Wellness Court was established in 2016 with the goal to increase public safety, reduce recidivism, and lower the costs of incarceration by holding defendants in the Municipal Court whose criminal behavior is affected by mental illness accountable, and assisting them to achieve long term stability, self-sufficiency, and become law-abiding community members.
NAACP Aurora Colorado Branch was founded in 1991 to serve and support the Aurora community through advocacy and collaborations with all who are promoting what is right and just for all. The NAACP was originally established in 1909 with the mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The Team Buckley Diversity Council was created to recognize and support diversity and inclusion for everyone at the Buckley Air Force Base In recognition of the diversity represented at the base, the diversity council created a presentation called the festival of holidays. We have five presenters to tell us about the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, the Buddhist celebration of Bodhi Day, Pagan and Wicca traditions around the winter solstice and yule, the Christian observance of Christmas, and Kwanzaa as celebrated by African Americans.
As part of their training, our troops are taught the 4 Pillars of Resilience: mental, physical, social, and spiritual. Resilience is defined as how one deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty. Chaplain Friedman’s presentation is on the elements of spiritual resiliency and coping with today’s pressures and is information we can all use during these trying times.
The Center for Trauma & Resilience provides an immediate response to a crime victim’s call for help. Formally known as the Denver Center for Crime Victims, they offer services that include; 24-hour hotlines, referrals, assistance with emergency services, victim advocacy, crisis counseling, case management, and community outreach and education.