Our first Opera Event Gypsy Tales-Music, Muse, Mystique was big success!
We celebrated the allure and mystique of the Gypsy through song, dance and music with mezzo-soprano Erica Papillion-Posey, flamenco guitarist René Heredia, pianist Mila Startsev and several talented flamenco dancers.
Missed the opera? You can still make a donation. Just click here and remember no amount is too large or too small!
August 22, 2012- Denver police are asking for the community’s help in finding a man who attempted to abduct two women yesterday afternoon just blocks from Uptown. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20′s.
The first incident happened Tuesday afternoon at East 5th Avenue and High Street. A woman says she was approached by a man wearing a baggy white T-shirt and long baggy shorts. The man fled in a black Nissan Maxima with tinted windows and shiny rims. There was orange tape covering the license plate.
A few minutes later, just a block away, another woman says she was grabbed by the same guy and described the same car
The Denver Police are asking that women in our neighborhood to stay alert and call 911 if they see someone acting suspiciously or driving a vehicle that is similar to the one described.
If you have any information on where the suspect may be, call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.… Learn more
We recently received a $5,000 donation from the “Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation” for our Children, Youth and Families Program, specifically for our support groups for kids.
The Rockies Charity Fund was formed in 1993 with emphasis toward underprivileged and at-risk youth. The Charity Fund is a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, a national charitable trust whose philanthropic mission is carried out through four program areas: communities, journalism, education and citizenship.… Learn more
Over the past few weeks, we’ve received numerous financial contributions from individuals wanting to support the victims of the Aurora theater shootings. Calls started coming in immediately with people wanting to know what they could do to help.
Recently, we received a donation that was particularly touching and we wanted to share the story. It was a cash donation from 12-year-old Shaley German, a seventh-grader at Sagewood Middle School in Parker, and her friends.
Shaley and her friends decided to raise money by giving away lemonade at the Wal-Mart in Elizabeth, CO. The girls handed out cups of the summertime drink and asked for donations in exchange. In addition, Shaley created fliers with information on how to donate on the Giving First website as well as a poster commemorating the victims.
They raised $263.80 and donated the whole amount to the DCCV Aurora fund. Shaley’s mother said, “I really was taken aback by people’s generosity. It was a very positive experience for all of us!”
The funds will go directly to the individuals and families affected by the Aurora theater tragic event.
Thank you, Shaley and friends! We know you are all on your way to doing great things in the future. It’s young … Learn more
To raise funds for DCCV, board member, Jason Sands, will lead a 12 man team on the Wild West Relay. This is a 36-hour, 200 mile relay race from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs, August 3-4, 2012.
The team’s goal is to raise $2400 for DCCV’s Children, Youth and Family program. The CYF program helps children ages 6-17 understand and cope with trauma while learning healthy options for expressing feelings and conflict resolution. For more information on specific programs click here for details.
This will be Jason’s 4th race but the first time he has captained a team. The teams are self supporting, unlike other road races, the race director does not provide sag wagons or food and water stops along the route. Jason is enjoying the challenge of coordinating all the logistics including, van rentals, food/drinks, racing supplies, lodging pre and post-race, and training programs for the team members.
There is a nice mix of experienced and first time participants on the team. Members are Jason Sands, Adam Sands (1st time Wild West Relay participant), Marc Buffington, Ross Kontz, Mike Enger, Brad Baker, Pat Wiley, Bobby Perry (1st time Wild West Relay participant), Zach Brockman (1st time … Learn more
The Denver Center for Crime Victims, www.denvervictims.org, has English and Spanish speaking counselors standing by to answer questions and provide services for individual and/or family members of the recent theater shootings.
24 Hour Hotline Numbers
(303) 894-8000 (English)
(303) 718-8289 (Español)
Since 1987, The Denver Center for Crime Victims has been the beacon of hope for crime victims in our community. In our 25 year history, DCCV’s counselors have served over 145,000 victims of crime.… Learn more
Gypsy Tales—Music, Muse, Mystique. An evening with Mezzo Soprano Erica Papillion Posey.
Come enjoy the allure and mystique of the Gypsy through song, flamenco guitar and dance. Ms. Papillion-Posey has performed internationally to critical acclaim and is the recipient of a 2012 Rising Star Award at the Minuetto Music Festival. Her performance credits include Madame Flora in Giancarlo Menotti’s The Medium and the tempestuous femme fatale in Bizet’s Carmen. There will be a reception with the singer immediately following the performance.
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2012
7:00-8:30 p.m. performance
8:30-9:30 p.m. reception
WHERE: Newman Center for the Performing Arts Hamilton Recital Hall, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80208
COST: $55 or 2 for $100.
Purchase tickets at the Newman Center Box Office (SW corner of University & Iliff), Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm and Sat (Sept – May only), 12pm-4pm. Order online at www.newmantix.com or by calling 303.871.7720.
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Being the victim of violence can be lonely. Beyond the initial trauma there is the lengthy process of healing physical and psychological wounds. Then there may be court appearances accompanied by delays and then more appearances.
We’d like to congratulate new board member, JoAnn Porter, on her recent promotion to the Assistant Dean for Finance and Budget at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. JoAnn has been at CU Denver for the past 15 years and has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Accounting. She has been Financial Compliance Coordinator for the past five years and has served as interim budget officer for the college in the past.
Porter joined the DCCV board in early 2012. “She is a valuable addition to our board and we appreciate her thoroughness, calm, and professionalism,” states Executive Director Cathy Phelps.… Learn more
The Denver Center for Crime Victims (DCCV) announced today they have received a $581,000 grant from the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. The funds will increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence.
The LAV Grant Program encourages the development of innovative, collaborative projects that provide quality representation to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
DCCV will partner with Colorado Legal Services, Project Safeguard, Alternatives to Family Violence, and the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program to provide services under The Violence Against Women Act in immigration services, custody/divorce/ protection orders and specialized counseling services for 300 clients during the 2012–2013 period.… Learn more