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DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) provides a community-based solution for youth success, welcoming over 900 children and youth annually into programs that combine art and technology, along with positive youth development. Located in Aurora, Colorado, DAVA's model emphasizes project-based learning, combining creative thinking, information literacy, and problem solving. Whether mastering complex computer software or painting a mural on peace, youth are calling on personal creativity to imagine a life full of possibilities. “I love having a place for youth to learn and flourish. It’s not just about becoming artists, it’s about becoming leaders of our community.” Hiram Saucedo, age 17.