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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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GOCO gives $85,000 to fund youth jobs

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Great Outdoors Colorado will spend $85,411 to help young people ages 18 to 24 get jobs next spring and summer. About $24,954 will be used to improve several outdoor areas in El Paso County, Colorado Springs will use $44,464 and Manitou Springs will receive $15,993. The governments will hire Mile High Youth Corps-Colorado Springs workers… Continue Reading GOCO gives $85,000 to fund youth jobs

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A Colorado Supreme Court directive has some unintended consequences for CASA of the Pikes Peak region. CASA is closing its domestic relations program after 19 years, because a recent Supreme Court directive designed to strengthen regulations for privately paid child and family investigators has affected the non-profit’s ability to participate as child advocates in divorce… Continue Reading CASA forced to end 19-year child and family program

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Coloradans reached deep into their pockets this holiday season and donated a record $15 million to nonprofits across the state through the annual Colorado Gives Day. Donations were up 20 percent from last year’s $12.4 million raised through the Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day 2012, which allows donors to make donations online at GivingFirst.org.… Continue Reading Colorado Gives Day raises $15 million, sets record

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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is pitching in to help East Coast residents cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. Four staff members – Jamie Norris, animal law enforcement officer; Tatjana Wilkins, kennel manager; Anna Marie Schillinger, veterinary assistant; and Tamara Egley, customer service specialist – are in New York City through Dec. 11 to… Continue Reading Local Humane Society volunteers assisting with Sandy aftermath

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Inasmuch grants go to nine Springs nonprofits

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The Inasmuch Foundation gave $110,000 in grants to nine organizations in Colorado Springs. Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch to support charitable, scientific and educational causes in Oklahoma. The foundation carries on those interests by supporting education, health and human services and community enhancement around the nation. Grants were awarded to: – Peak Vista Community Health… Continue Reading Inasmuch grants go to nine Springs nonprofits

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Thousands of brave souls paid cash to be frightened this past Halloween season at the Haunted Mines and now local organizations are benefiting. The Haunted Mines organizers are giving away more than $100,000 to local organizations. The Wescott Fire Protection District, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and the Tri-Lakes Cares food bank will each… Continue Reading Haunted Mines scares up $100K for local charities

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