There is a lot going on in the community and on campus!  Here you will find educational opportunities, community meetings, cultural activities, celebrations, volunteer opportunities, and more.  Please enjoy browsing through these current and upcoming resources, events, and opportunities both on and off campus - we hope you find something that aligns with your needs and interests.

 

Elevation Community Land Trust - Homebuying Orientations

Attending a free, online Elevation Community Land Trust orientation is a requirement to submit an application for our homebuying program.  Classes are about one and a half hours long and they answer many commonly asked questions about our program.

DATES: Thursday, November 18; Monday, November 22 (Spanish); Tuesday, December 14; and Thursday, December 16 (Spanish)

TIME: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Register Here

Transgender Center of the Rockies - Transgender Day of Remembrance

Once a year we join together to remember the transgender lives lost in violent anti-transgender acts over the past year.  We are sad to report that 2021 has seen the highest number of deaths since tracking started in 2013.  So far this year we have lost 45 people to transgender violence. 

This year we are pleased that we can again join together in person at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  We invite you to join us for this solemn occasion.  Reservations are required, but admission to the gardens and light refreshments will be provided.  You can also view a livestream here.

DATE: Saturday, November 20

TIME: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (doors open at 12:45 p.m.) 

LOCATION: Denver Botanic Gardens (in Mitchell Hall), 1007 York St. Denver, CO 

Register Here

 
The Center for African American Health - COVID Vaccine Clinics

Get a vaccine to keep you and your loved ones safe at an upcoming COVID vaccine clinic.  Click here for more details.

UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday, November 23; Tuesday, December 7; and Tuesday, December 28

TIMES: varies by date (see flyer)

LOCATION: The Center for African American Health, 3350 Hudson St., Denver, CO

North Middle School Health Sciences and Technology Campus - Polar Bear Giving Tree

Thanks to last year's outpouring support, we shared a holiday assistance survey with our families and compiled a wish list we hope to fulfill with your support.  During these unprecedented times, we hope together we can brighten the holidays for our families. 

Click here to sign up to get gifts for one of our families.  You may drop off or have your gifts delivered (preferably wrapped or in a holiday bag so it's ready to hand over).  During drop off, please leave your name and family number on a sticky note so we can make sure it gets to the family you selected.  We are so grateful for your support. 

DROP OFF/DELIVERY DATES: Monday, November 29 - Friday, December 3

DROP OFF TIMES: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

DROP OFF/DELIVERY LOCATION: North Middle School, 12095 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO

Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center - ¡Quiero Ser Emprendedor(a)!
Taller interactivo gratuito para aquellos interesados en asegurarse de que tienen todas las herramientas necesarias para lanzar su negocio.  
 

FECHA: miércoles, 1 de diciembre

HORARIO: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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The Colorado Health Foundation - Learn What's on the Minds of Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Communities
Please join The Colorado Health Foundation and CU Denver Asian American Student Services to learn more about the experiences, worries and priorities of Native Americans and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) living in Colorado.

The Colorado Health Foundation puts out an annual survey called Pulse to hear the perspectives of adults from across the state.  This year, Pulse partnered with community organizations that serve AAPI and Native American people living in Colorado.  Because of these partnerships, Pulse was able to hear from Coloradans from all walks of life, including folks from population groups that make up a small percentage of residents of our state overall - and now, the results are in!

Pulse explores topics that impact our health and well-being from affordable housing and hunger to mental wellness and the impacts of the coronavirus.  We invite you to join us to learn more about the responses of AAPI and Native American Coloradans.  Click here for more information.

 
DATE: Wednesday, December 1

TIME: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Virtual via this Zoom link

Naropa University - Healing Colorado's Collective Trauma

Please join us for a free and engaging virtual workshop featuring Thomas Hübl, renowned teacher, author and international facilitator.  Healing Colorado's Collective Trauma is critical to the prevention of violence and creating a society that supports human flourishing.

In the last 20 years, Colorado has been disproportionately impacted by violence and ranks fourth in the U.S. in the number of mass shootings.  In addition, Black and Latino communities in Denver have experienced dramatic increases in violent crime in recent years.  As a result, Coloradoans have a shared legacy of collective trauma, which reduces our capacity to see and heal psychological wounds.  This trauma diminishes well-being, elevates fear and perpetuates violence in individuals and communities.

This two-part workshop will introduce the concepts of individual, ancestral and collective trauma, as well as resilience.  As we understand the nature and effects of trauma, we can more effectively work together to prevent the atrocities and systemic disruptions that lead to this phenomenon in the first place.

DATES: Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2

TIME: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Register Here

  
The Juvenile Assessment Center - Blood Drive

The Juvenile Assessment Center invites you to sign up for our upcoming blood drive!  Reserve your spot using this link and enter Blood Drive Code 10483.

DATE: Thursday, December 2

TIME: Between 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (by appointment)

LOCATION: Juvenile Assessment Center, 9700 E. Easter Lane, Centennial, CO

Fitzsimons Credit Union - Free COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinic

Join us at our free vaccine clinic where we will be offering the COVID-19 Pfizer, Moderna and flu vaccines.  By registering and getting vaccinated you have the opportunity to receive a free $50 gift card!  Click here for more information in English and click here for more information in Spanish.

DATE: Friday, December 3

TIME: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Fitzsimons Credit Union Anschutz Branch, 2201 N. Fitzsimons Pkwy., Aurora, CO

Register Here

Compositive Primary - Admission Open House

Compositive Primary, located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus, is a unique workplace-based school offering learning that is student-driven and inquiry-based.  The school is accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year for the following ages: three and four year olds, kindergarden, first, second and third grade.

Please join us in December for an admission open house.  You will have an opportunity to visit with faculty and the administrative staff and visit the classrooms.  This is a drop-in format and you can stop by anytime during the open house.  Click here to view our flyer and click here to view our school fact sheet.

When you arrive please park and enter the gates on the west side of the school, which is one block west of Ursula Street.  Bring a mask to wear inside the building.  We are excited to see you!

DATE: Tuesday, December 7

TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

LOCATION: 2345 North Ursula Street, Aurora, CO

Register Here

Casa de Paz - Build a Backpack
Join in and fill up a Casa de Paz guest backpack!  These bags are available for immigrants newly released from ICE detention.  We love stuffing the empty packs completely full.  Why?  Because we believe it's the right thing to do!  Click here to learn more.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute - Small Business Grants and Forgivable Business Loans
Do you want to start, grow, or stabilize your business?  We can help!  Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is accepting applications for our next cohorts of Business Idea Lab and Business Launch Boot Camp in both Aurora and Denver.  In addition to gaining education, mentorship and peer support, entrepreneurs in our North Aurora program boundaries could also be eligible for a $1,500 business grant and 50% loan forgiveness (plus 0% interest).  Programs begin in January, so sign up now to make sure you get a spot.  Click here to learn more and to reserve your spot.
Safe and Healthy Communities - Research Opportunity
Safe and Healthy Communities is dedicated to improving the safety, health and wellness of older adults.  We are currently looking to interview staff, management and residents at assisted living facilities anywhere in the US.  We will be asking questions to help us with creating better-designed housing facilities for older adults.

We are interested in how individuals feel about the housing property they live and work in.  All information shared during the interview will be summarized and nobody's name will be connected to any specific information.  

If you or someone you know lives or works in assisted living anywhere in the US, feel free to email Amelia Cavazos at amelia.cavazos@cuanschutz.edu

 

 

CU Anschutz Center for Bioethics and Humanities - Ethics, Climate Change and the Future of Work

Join the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the Center for Health, Work and Environment as we explore the intersection of ethics and the future of work.  In the premier webinar of this series, we will focus on climate change and occupational health.  Our panel of experts will provide insight on how climate change and weather-related injuries are showing up in the workplace and the ethical challenges associated with responding.

DATE: Monday, November 22

TIME: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Register Here

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center - Culinary Medicine Series

From our kitchen to yours! Join CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center registered dieticians each Tuesday in our virtual cooking classes. Our team will guide you through recipe hacks, how to use pantry staples, and the latest nutrition research. Culinary medicine blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine. Discover how eating high-quality meals can help prevent and treat disease, while restoring wellbeing.

All classes will be held virtually via Zoom. All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email to access the class. The week after next, join Anita Bancroft, RD and Cristina Rebellon, RD to learn how to make Diabetes-Friendly Snacks.

DATE: Tuesday, November 30 

TIME: 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Register Here

CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging - Emotional and Mental Health Webinar Series for Older Adults

The CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging and the UCCS Aging Center are excited to announce the launch of our six-part Fall 2021 Emotional and Mental Health Webinar Series for older adults, centralizing on the theme: healthy me, healthy you.  Without proper physical health, it is difficult to ensure proper emotional and mental health and wellbeing in older adults.  This webinar series will focus on the connection of physical health to emotional and mental health as a way to age well.  Join us next week when the topic of discussion will be "Hearing Keeps Us Connected."  

DATE: Thursday, November 18

TIME: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Register Here

CU Anschutz Office of Advancement - Job Opportunity
The Office of Advancement at CU Anschutz is currently looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist.  This person will help enhance the marketing efforts for Advancement through building email campaigns, monitoring email performance, identifying key metrics for marketing emails and campaigns, conducting A/B testing and segmentation and implementing best practices on email content.  The individual in this position works strategically and collaboratively to advance the success of the eComm program at the Office of Advancement at CU Anschutz by serving and collaborating with a growing campus user base of email marketers and event managers.  Click here for a full job description and details on how to apply.
CU Anschutz Department of Family Medicine - Job Opportunity
The Department of Family Medicine at CU Anschutz is currently looking for a Diversity and Health Equity Specialist.  This person will assist the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in developing and managing programs and projects related to the Department's DEI mission area.  As DEI is very broad, this person will serve as a connector with the various efforts of DEI in the Department of Family Medicine, help engage stakeholders, build programs and monitor their success.  The Specialist should have experience working with diverse groups, strong communication skills and knowledge of DEI best practices.  Additionally, this position will work closely with Human Resources (HR) and the Community Program Manager.  Click here for a full job description and details on how to apply.
CU Anschutz Center for Bioethics and Humanities - Job Opportunity
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at CU Anschutz is looking for a Program Coordinator to join their team.  The ideal candidate is a creative, innovative team player who will administer, coordinate and manage the office of the Center.  This individual will provide critical office and administrative support for the Center Director and other faculty as assigned to facilitate smooth office operations, course preparation, conference and special event planning and research administration while ensuring adherence to all state and university policies and procedures.  Click here for a full job description including details on how to apply. 
CU Anschutz Office of Student Affairs - Basic Life Support Certification

The Office of Student Affairs at CU Anschutz offers Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for CU alumni, faculty, staff and unaffiliated community members.  This is a four-hour traditional classroom course where BLS is taught and demonstrated.  Participants learn to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR and use an AED.

You don't need to be a healthcare provider to participate.  The BLS course provides a two-year certification through the American Heart Association.

We allow 12 participants per class and if a session is listed but not available, the session is full.  Visitors are encouraged to park in the Ignacio or Georgetown lots.  A parking map can be found in the confirmation email after registering for the course.  For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 303-724-4435 or katelyn.blanas@cuanschutz.edu.

LOCATION: CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 North Building (13120 E. 19th Ave., Aurora, CO), Room 3108

Register Here

CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging - Volunteer Opportunity
The CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging is recruiting older adults who would like to be paired with a CU Anschutz student and become phone partners through the COAST-IT Program!  Mentoring our students about how to be better healthcare providers when working with their older adult patients is an important skill to have, and older adults can help by becoming phone partners.  Click here for more information and reach out to Jodi Waterhouse at jodi.waterhouse@cuanschutz.edu with questions and to participate.
CU Anschutz Medical Campus - Events Calendar
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