Volunteer positions are available in the Clerk & Recorder’s Office for residents who are interested in learning about El Paso County government.
Positions are available in elections, recording, motor vehicle, clerk to the board and information systems. Staff members work alongside volunteers, providing their expertise and knowledge.
Residents 18 and older, as well as high school seniors, are eligible. Work is not compensated and the time commitment is a minimum of four hours per week, worked in one block of time.
For more information, visit http://car.elpasoco.com or contact Mary Lynn Black at 520-6215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wells Fargo & Co. has received two Summit Awards for its commitment to community impact and volunteerism from United Way of America.
During 2008, Wells Fargo contributed $102.1 million in grants, up 11 percent from 2007. Wells Fargo team members volunteered 787,772 hours, including building 170 homes and volunteering more than 4,000 hours to provide free tax preparation and help individuals claim the earned income tax credit. They also raised more than $35 million for nonprofit organizations during the annual Community Support and United Way Campaign.
Classic Homes has been included on Builder Magazine’s Next 100 list, ranking as the 109th largest builder in the nation.
The company closed on 225 units during 2008, moving up from its 2007 ranking of 141.
Classic Homes’ local developments include Flying Horse, High Forest Ranch, University Park, Indigo Ranch and Stratton Forest.
Chief Judges of the 4th, 11th and 12th judicial districts have appointed directors to the board of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District.
Each of the following will serve a four-year term:
The district was created during 1979 to protect and secure water in the Upper Arkansas River Valley.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort has received Silver Tier sustainability status for its green practices and operation from the International Association of Conference Centers.
Among the many practices and actions that the resort employs are:
Teach for America will place 120 new teachers this fall in Colorado, an increase of more than 70 percent from last year’s incoming corps of 70.
In addition to Denver Public Schools and charter schools, Teach for America will place instructors in three new districts: Aurora Public Schools, Harrison School District 2 and Mapleton Public Schools.
The Colorado corps members are part of 4,100 new teachers, the largest incoming class in the organization’s 20-year history.
For more information about the program, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Board of Directors is seeking a volunteer to serve as an at-large representative for its Citizen Advisory Committee.
The committee provides recommendations to the PPRTA board of directors concerning budgets, contracts and project implementation. Members must live in Colorado Springs, unincorporated El Paso County, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls or Ramah, and must be able to attend monthly meetings at 1:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
The deadline to apply is June 22.
For more information, visit www.ppacg.org.
Arnold & Porter LLP’s Denver office has received the 2008 “Law Firm of the Year Award” from the Colorado Lawyers Committee.
This is the third year in a row, and the fourth time since 2002, that the firm has received the honor.
Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds have been named “best overall fund family” in the small firm category by Lipper Inc.
The company also received the top award for “best mixed-asset small fund family.”SCORE launches online networking community
The Service Corps of Retired Executives has launched an online community where small businesses owners can access mentoring and advice, and peer-to-peer network.
Joining is free. Visit www.scorecommunity.org.
Applications are now being accepted for the 15th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund grants.
The deadline to apply is June 30.
Through the fund, Wells Fargo will contribute $245,000 to community-based nonprofit organizations. The average grant ranges from $500 to $1,500. Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3) and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less.
For additional information or to receive an application by mail, organizations should contact their local Wells Fargo store.
The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund was started in 1993. It has made more than 3,000 grants totaling more than $3 million.