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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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Anti-abortion nonprofit expands with new space

A Colorado Springs-based nonprofit recently began leasing nearly 4,000 square feet of office space on Union Boulevard in which to expand its operations as an informational resource for pregnant women. Save the Storks, a 501(c)3 specializing in pregnancy education and pro-life advocacy, signed a lease for the 3,965 square-foot space at 5373 N. Union Blvd.,… Continue Reading Anti-abortion nonprofit expands with new space

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Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

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Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum received a $199,382 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund, officials announced Wednesday. The museum grant was one of 120 given for historic preservation projects in 40 counties statewide. In total, more than $8.8 million was given for fiscal year 2014. Since 1993, History Colorado has funded 4,086 projects, providing… Continue Reading Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

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Center for Nonprofit Excellence to move in March

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After nearly 1o years stationed in the Pikes Peak United Way building on North Nevada Avenue, the Colorado Springs-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence has found a new home. The Center announced in a news release Friday that it will move its offices to 723 N. Weber St., just three blocks from its current location at… Continue Reading Center for Nonprofit Excellence to move in March

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Peak Vista announces residency program

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Rocky Vista University (RVU), in collaboration with the members of Community Health Partnership (CHP), announce the Peak Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. “There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians exacerbated by an increasing demand for primary care in… Continue Reading Peak Vista announces residency program

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CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

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CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation has given grants totaling $150,000 to 11 local nonprofits to improve access to care, transportation, counseling, health education and advocacy for children. The nonprofit organizations are: Amblicab – $10,000 CASA – $50,000, the first year of a $50,000 per year three-year grant commitment UCCS Center on Aging – $28,000, the last year of… Continue Reading CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

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Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Anybody who knows Dave Palenchar couldn’t have been surprised at how the word came out this week of his retirement as El Pomar Foundation’s chief operating officer. No hoopla, no media event, no staged announcement. Just a short and simple, four-paragraph news release from El Pomar, saying he was stepping down as COO. Yes, he’s… Continue Reading Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

What would Colorado Springs look like without El Pomar Foundation? Cross Walsenburg with Monument, and that would be us. Without El Pomar and the Penrose family, much that we take for granted in today’s vibrant city wouldn’t exist. Colorado College, the Space Foundation, Fine Arts Center, World Arena, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Pikes Peak Center… Continue Reading Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

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Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado has moved up to gold status with GuideStar, a national nonprofit reporting agency. This status places the organization in the top 3 percent of all reported nonprofits, totaling over 43,000. Goodwill’s gold status reflects the organization’s commitment to transparency demonstrated through solid financial management and mission focus, according to… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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