The Community Foundation is excited to continue its partnership with the Greensboro Grasshoppers through which we recognize local residents who have made a big difference to our community – truly, a “Community Game Changer.”
Officials flipped the switch on a new stained glass installation on the exterior of the Van Dyke Performance Space at 6:45 PM on October 19. The Van Dyke Performance Space is located at the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie in Greensboro.
Dr. Jeff Walden is truly a game changer in the Greensboro community. A family medicine physician at Cone Health Family Medicine, he has a passion for refugee and immigrant patients, starting a weekly clinic for area refugees in need of healthcare. The clinic, which also trains residents to deal with cultural differences, has served over 50 people from 13 different countries speaking 19 different languages.
Dr. Walden has become an important part of the refugee resettlement process as they flee persecution, war, and famine in addition to his clinical work, he has been involved in community forums, numerous volunteer activities, and is a member of the Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network. Dr. Walden has also written and taught extensively to increase awareness about immigrant and refugee health issues for both the public and the medical community across the US.