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Wells Fargo gives small grants to local charities

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Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund will present $21,000 in grants to 16 Pikes Peak Region recipients this week. The recipients of the annual grants program were recently announced by Robert Gonzales Jr., Wells Fargo’s Community Banking president for Southern Colorado. “There are so many small, local, grassroots organizations that work tirelessly to help individuals and… Continue Reading Wells Fargo gives small grants to local charities

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Urban League no longer offers child care

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The Urban League of Colorado Springs will no longer offer child care as one of its programs. The nonprofit group announced the decision yesterday, and said it was effective by Friday. Only 13 children were left in the program, and the group helped their parents find other child care resources, said president and CEO Diane… Continue Reading Urban League no longer offers child care

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Nearly 17,400 Colorado high school students failed to graduate in 2009 — something that will cost them $4.5 billion in personal income over their lifetimes. The Pikes Peak United Way is trying to strengthen those statistics with a new program it hopes will increase graduation rates among students who are now entering kindergarten. “About one-quarter… Continue Reading United Way’s ‘Success by 6’ seeks to boost literacy

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Colorado charities receive $310,000 in grants

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Wal-Mart Foundation has given $310,000 in grants to nine Colorado charities. Recipients of the awards were: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Colorado Farm to Table, Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries, Girl Scouts of Colorado, LiveWell Colorado, Routt Council on Aging, Senior Assistance Center, The Gathering Place and the Women’s Resource Agency. The Wal-Mart Foundation is… Continue Reading Colorado charities receive $310,000 in grants

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Groupon subscribers in Colorado Springs can help lower energy bills for low-income families in exchange for carbon offsets. Groundwork Denver, an environmental justice non-profit, runs the porch bulb project that swaps out inefficient incandescent porch bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs. With the support of Groupon members, Groundwork hopes to raise enough money to swap out… Continue Reading Local nonprofits to use Groupon for donations

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Dr. Glen House, a quadriplegic since the age of 20, will attempt to climb Pike’s Peak Sept. 10 in a wheelchair to raise money for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. House, a physiatry doctor in Colorado Springs, has made the 13.5 mile trek up the 14,110-foot mountain twice before. This time, he has a… Continue Reading Local quadriplegic doctor attempts to climb Pikes Peak

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Executive director leaves mining museum

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After more than six years, David Carroll will be leaving the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Carroll accepted a position as executive director for the Albany Institute of History and Art. He is credited with “adopting a fresh business strategy that has resulted in double-digit increases in both visitors and donors,” said board president… Continue Reading Executive director leaves mining museum

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SRM launches three-year expansion plan

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The Springs Rescue Mission is beginning the first steps to expand its mission and role in the community. The nonprofit focuses on helping the poor and homeless in the Pikes Peak area, and its new plan will help people move into more stable lives, said CEO Joe Vazquez. The first phase includes the Supportive Family… Continue Reading SRM launches three-year expansion plan

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A new volunteer program for the Colorado Springs police and fire department; a new bicycle shed for Urban Peak; a new name and image for a 100-year-old Colorado Springs nonprofit. These projects — plus many more — were special projects that Leadership Pikes Peak graduates undertook as a way to serve the community. This year,… Continue Reading Leadership Pikes Peak seeking nonprofit projects

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LPP looking for new nonprofit projects

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A new volunteer program for the Colorado Springs police and fire department; a new bicycle shed for Urban Peak; a new name and image for a 100-year-old Colorado Springs nonprofit. These projects – plus many more – were all part of the classes at Leadership Pikes Peak. And this year, they’re looking for more projects.… Continue Reading LPP looking for new nonprofit projects

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