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Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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Five finalists were named in the Ingenuity Challenge grant program through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant is earmarked for a project that will positively impact the Pikes Peak region, said Kate Singh, communication & event manager for the foundation. Voting will close on Oct. 22, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24. The… Continue Reading Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

Christina McGrath, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, will be leaving the organization by the end of the year. McGrath is engaged to an Air Force officer, and plans to move with him on his next assignment after they marry in December, she said in an email announcement about the… Continue Reading McGrath to exit COPPeR

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This summer was long and difficult for Colorado Springs and the state as a whole: There were droughts, fires, floods and budget cuts — and needs soared. “Two years in a row with major catastrophes in these areas, losing lots and lots of homes … it’s a lot to respond to,” said Larry Yonker, chief… Continue Reading Nonprofits try to put ‘summer slump’ behind them

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Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Manitou Springs is seeking to recover after recent floods from the Waldo Canyon burn scar left businesses and residents digging out from mud and dealing with water damage. The community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to support emergency relief, as well as short-term and long-term recovery… Continue Reading Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Nonprofits build local influence

Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that… Continue Reading Nonprofits build local influence

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JA board approves Westside building purchase

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JA board approves Westside building purchase

The organization’s board voted 39-2 this week in favor of purchasing the buildings at 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. for about $600,000 from Discover Goodwill. JA of Southern Colorado is in its first phase of a capital campaign to raise $3.9 million to create its “Biztown” and “Finance Park,” a sprawling, interactive financial-education center… Continue Reading JA board approves Westside building purchase

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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

As president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Mark Rohlena is responsible for the organization that seeks to help the region’s poorest people. Based at the western edge of downtown at Platte and Cascade avenues, Rohlena leads the umbrella organization for several efforts to assist the unfortunate, though he says those people are… Continue Reading Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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Marian House seeks donations

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The Marian House Soup Kitchen, part of Catholic Charities, is asking for donations of beef, especially hamburger. The soup kitchen, which serves more than 600 meals a day to people who are the working poor, elderly, disabled and homeless, cannot get the meat through it’s normal supply chain. The soup kitchen is looking for professionally… Continue Reading Marian House seeks donations

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Discover Goodwill needs help from local residents to assist families recovering from devastating losses in the Black Forest fire. The nonprofit expanded its emergency voucher services to include furniture and other household items, and is facing high demand for couches, chairs, tables, kitchenware and other common household items lost as a result of the fire.… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill seeks donations for fire victims

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In the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire, the Long-Term Recovery Group, which was formed as a result of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, has transitioned to a Permanent Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster. Persons and organizations wanting to become part of the permanent disaster relief effort are invited to a planning meeting July 16… Continue Reading Region creates permanent group to cope with disasters

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