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He pays it forward helping other youth

He pays it forward helping other youth

Tariku Hailemariam was born in Ethiopia to a 15-year-old mother who could not afford to care for him. Because of that, she put him up for adoption, and a woman who was economically capable of caring for him at the time took Tariku in. A few years later, she lost her income and had to… Continue Reading He pays it forward helping other youth

Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

Compassion International seeks to improve the world, one child at a time. For $38 a month, a person donating to the Christian-based organization headquartered in Colorado Springs may sponsor a child in poverty-stricken areas around the globe. The program measures various levels of success in four key areas — the child’s spiritual, physical, cognitive and… Continue Reading Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

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CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal will recognize the city’s healthiest CEO, as well as businesses that encourage a healthy workforce, at a downtown gathering Sept. 25 at the Gold Room. The 6035 Lifestyle-Healthiest Employer Health Expo will start at 10 a.m. and be followed by the awards luncheon at noon. Last month, CSBJ asked for… Continue Reading CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International, was born in El Salvador and raised in seven different countries. As a result, Mellado has experienced the powerful impact that local churches can have on their communities, especially in under-resourced environments. Prior to joining Compassion in June, Mellado was president of the Willow Creek Association… Continue Reading Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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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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