Lee Gash-Maxey from the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce discusses the work of the 6 affinity chambers of commerce coming together to present the 2017 Business Expo May 11th at Mile High Stadium. ColoradoBlackChamber.org
Dr. Frank Chae, Chief Surgeon at Sky Ridge Medical Center, and his patient, Cindy Hudak, discuss how the pacemaker-like “vBloc Neurometabolic” device controlled her overeating, changing a lifetime of being overweight. Dr. Chae discusses the causes of obesity, and Ms. Hudak describes her emotional and psychological responses as she gave herself to the therapy.
Elena Vasconez, the Director of Business Development Programs at Mi Casa joins Michele Soli, Manager of Communications, to discuss their work in Denver that resulted in this national Small Business Administration award. MiCasaResourceCenter.org
Dr. Matous is the medical director for the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, an associate clinical professor of medicine at the CU Health Sciences Center, and lead investigator in clinical trials in the areas of Multiple Myeloma. He discusses the current progress of the fight against Multiple Myelomas, and resources available in the Denver area and elsewhere for victims and their families.
Jeff Hunt from the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University cites disturbing statistics since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado. He details a strategy the Centennial Institute has initiated to address the effects of marijuana use on public safety and the well-being of families. Centennial.ccu.edu
Laura Kent runs the mentoring program in which members of the community do short-term mentoring of serious-minded gifted DPS students. Laura describes the program and what students and mentors qualify, and tells some of the many success stories that have resulted. For more information go to CommunityResourcesInc.org.
Denver is among the top 4 cities in the U.S. plagued by human and sexual trafficking. John De Young, a teacher from Valor Christian High School, and students from 7 area high schools are putting on the SHIFT Justice Conference Saturday, March 11, with experts in law enforcement as well as other fields educating attenders about human trafficking. John gives an overview of the conference, the tactics of perpetrators, and information on what people can do about it. For additional information about the conference, go to ShiftJustice.com
Jon Proctor, president of Paladin Rescue Alliance, will be a presenter at a conference in Denver at the Valor Center on Human Trafficking. Paladin works in Southeast Asia rescuing victims of human trafficking. Get information at PaladinRescue.org, and information about the conference at ShiftJustice.com.
Colorado Issues - How To Extend Classroom Education from the Theoretical into the Practical - Feb. 12, 2017
There are thousands of real-life resources in Denver including people from all walks of life who can tell students in classrooms about themselves and their work, mentors who can bring a student into his or her workplace to show how something is done, and organizations which can participate in a large event such as product fairs. Sue Edwards from Community Resources Inc. helps Denver Public Schools find and match these resources. She describes her work on “Colorado Issues.” For more information, go to CommunityResourcesInc.org.
John Zabawa, president and CEO of Seniors’ Resource Center discusses the whole range of resources available to seniors, caretakers, and anxious children of seniors. If you’re approaching those years, or have a parent who is, the place to start getting all the information you need about resources available to seniors is the Seniors Resource Center. Srcaging.org