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List is long of those needing affordable housing

More than 4,000 names are on a list to obtain affordable housing (2013 Quality of Life Indicators). A few years ago, Martha (not her real name) and her granddaughter lived in a dangerous neighborhood in El Paso County, with high crime and drugs. She feared for her grandchild’s safety, well-being and her education. Martha’s name… Continue Reading List is long of those needing affordable housing

Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Tri-Lakes Cares announced Thursday it has been honored with a 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” said Haley Chapin, executive director of Tri-Lakes Cares. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including Nonprofit of the Year through… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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RMFI names new executive director

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RMFI names new executive director

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute announced Friday that it has selected a new executive director. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit has chosen Jennifer Peterson from Texas A&M University to fill the post beginning early next month, according to a news release. “[Peterson] brings extensive experience in education, stewardship, research, stakeholder engagement, and watershed restoration,” according to… Continue Reading RMFI names new executive director

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Do you ever wonder what kind of legacy you will leave behind? Will it be material possessions, your family business or your reputation? Will it be the charities you supported and your servant leadership that will be honored and duplicated in generations to follow? The Apostle Paul said, “Each of you should give what you… Continue Reading How to multiply your legacy by transformational giving

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Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes… Continue Reading Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

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United Way collects more this year

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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood… Continue Reading United Way collects more this year

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Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The… Continue Reading Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

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Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) will be hosting a Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in the Colorado Springs area Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E Kiowa St. The Stand Down, — funded by the U.S. Department of Labor — focuses specifically on connecting homeless veterans to resources and… Continue Reading Employment-focused Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in Colorado Springs

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Opinion: Harwood hopes to lead revival

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Last week, nearly 200 people from across the local business, government and nonprofit ranks gathered at the Pinery at the Hill to hear a pep talk from Rich Harwood, arguably the nation’s leading crusader for community action. Pikes Peak United Way, trying in various ways to engage residents throughout Colorado Springs, brought Harwood here in… Continue Reading Opinion: Harwood hopes to lead revival

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Enduring groups built city’s base

Gen. William Palmer founded Colorado Springs in 1871, hoping to build a peaceful, prosperous and temperate city. Palmer’s vision may have been influenced by the purple prose of Fitzhugh Ludlow, who published “Heart of the Continent” in 1868, three years before the first stake was driven here. “When Colorado becomes a state,” Ludlow grandly predicted,… Continue Reading Enduring groups built city’s base

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