Kudos! – August 8, 2014

Teach for America

Teach For America − Colorado has named Kelley Pomis as deputy executive director, effective immediately. A native of Colorado Springs and a graduate of Colorado State University, Pomis will be responsible for leading the nonprofit organization’s local operations in Colorado Springs.

Newspaper launched

The Mountaintop Journal, a faith-based monthly newspaper based in Colorado Springs, has begun publication.

Outdoor equipment reseller gives back

Mountain Equipment Recyclers, 1024 S. Tejon St., announced it will give away $500 and 50 bottles of wine in response to successfully raising $50,000 for military charities. The business planned giveaway events leading up to the store’s summer clearance sale Aug. 16, when the store will also offer free lunch for the first 100 customers and other gifts including 50 bottles of Everyday wine to donors.