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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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Blue Star Recycling receives pay-it-forward loan to expand

Blue Star Recyclers  received a social enterprise loan from the Beanstalk Foundation to expand its electronics recycling capabilities, just as a new law makes it illegal to dispose of electronic waste in Colorado landfills. The $53,000 loan will fund a new program director position that will allow Blue Star Recyclers to extend its reach beyond… Continue Reading Blue Star Recycling receives pay-it-forward loan to expand

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Inside Out searches for new executive director

Executive Director Shawna Kemppainen will be leaving Inside Out Youth Services, a nonprofit focused on advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teenagers in the Springs. Kemppainen will be taking another role for at-risk youth, but no announcement has been made about her new position. She worked at Inside Out for three years. The board… Continue Reading Inside Out searches for new executive director

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WWII aviation experts and educators team for STEM instruction

A team of World War II aviation experts and local educators want to make math and science come alive for children. The National Museum of World War II Aviation and the owner/operator of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, the Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education, are creating a pilot program for K-12… Continue Reading WWII aviation experts and educators team for STEM instruction

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Discover Goodwill has raised $10 million in 18 months, the nonprofit’s largest capital campaign in its 50-year history. The Paths to Independence campaign raised cash and in-kind donations to support programs, services and operations for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Contributions have been designated for Goodwill’s life-skills program, called Possibilities, the consolidation of staff and… Continue Reading Goodwill raises $10 million in record capital campaign

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The Women’s Resource Agency is no longer going to affiliate with the national Dress for Success program. Instead, the local group is establishing its own program, Suit Up for Success. The program will work much the same way: WRA will offer free interview and employment attire under its new name. “It is with continued support… Continue Reading Women’s Resource Agency ditches Dress for Success, starts new program

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Odyssey Hospice, which has served the Pikes Peak region for 14 years, is changing its name to Gentiva Hospice. Odyssey has been a member of the Gentiva home health and hospice family of companies since 2010. The name change reflects the relationship and resources of being a part of a national organization. “As with Odyssey… Continue Reading Odyssey Hospice changes name to Gentiva Hospice

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Odell plans May retirement from BBB

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Carol Odell, who has been the head of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado for more than two decades, plans to retire May 3. The nonprofit is now accepting applications for the position. As its CEO and executive director, Odell oversees a staff of 19 with an annual budget of $1.2 million. In the… Continue Reading Odell plans May retirement from BBB

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Millibo Art Theater moving to Ivywild

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Next summer the Millibo Art Theater will move from its Westside location to a new home in Ivywild. The theater, known both for its first-run plays and for its children’s classes, will move into the Ivywild Community Church at 1626 S. Tejon St., across from The Blue Star restaurant and close to the new Ivywild… Continue Reading Millibo Art Theater moving to Ivywild

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