FirstBank started from humble beginnings in 1963 and has since grown to be one of the largest privately held banks in the nation with over $27 billion in assets and over 100 locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, and California. Their growth can be attributed to one simple belief since inception: do what's right for customers, communities and employees, and good things will happen. This philosophy has transformed how they operate, and is the inspiration behind their mantra, “banking for good.” It's why they have become recognized as a top workplace and continually ranked high in customer satisfaction.
Community Organizing for Radical Empathy (CORE) envisions a world that continually strives for growth and radical empathy, disallows the existence of injustice, and ensures that all peoples have the opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of circumstance. CORE works collaboratively with a community-oriented framework to educate and equip individuals and organizations with accessible tools and techniques that allow them to strive for and sustain an equitable lifestyle/work-place environment.
The Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is a membership organization based in Denver Colorado. Its mission is to provide economic development and business opportunities for its members. Their members include large corporations, academic institutions, and small businesses. This program discusses how the Asian Chamber of Commerce has a positive impact on the greater Asian American Community in Colorado.
The Center on Colfax has been a leader in the Metro Denver area with supportive services for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people since 1976. The Center’s Range Consulting program partners with businesses and organizations of all sizes and every level of management to build inclusive policies and systems, solve common LGBTQ+ related workplace issues, and maintain legal compliance.
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.
The Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) is a major mental health services provider for the Aurora community. They have instituted a significant diversity, equity and inclusion program with their stated mission to champion the values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Their vision is to use diversity and inclusivity as a platform to stretch creativity and innovation beyond our current cultural boundaries.
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.
Ready to Work is a unique non-profit that combines homeless services with a work force program. Join us for an informative discussion with Brian Arnold, the Aurora Program Director, and learn about the program and the impact it has on reducing homelessness and helping people become self-sufficient and productive again.