De: Stephanie Spriggs, CIVHC Grant Writer and Report Specialist

University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus is a dominating feature of the landscape in North Aurora. Facilitatea de clasă mondială, furnizarea de servicii medicale de clasă mondială, este înconjurat de una dintre comunitățile cele mai economic deprimat în stat. Utilizarea resurselor Campus Anschutz, the newly-opened Clinica DAWN is working to combat the disparity in health care for the area’s vulnerable citizens.

DAWN Clinic – Dedicated to Aurora’s Wellness and Needs – is part of the Dayton Street Opportunity Center operated by the Fields Foundation. The Opportunity Center was born of tragedy. Javad Marshall-Fields and Vivian Wolfe, two soon-to-be-married University of Colorado graduates, were murdered on Dayton Street in 2005. Not content to dwell on their loss, mothers Rhonda Fields and Christine Wolfe, became campaigners for social justice, victim advocacy, and education in the community. The Opportunity Center is designed to address the social factors that created the environment in which Javad and Vivian’s killers grew up and provide resources to help children to avoid risky behaviors.