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Terra Verde joins April TESSA campaign

Terra Verde joins April TESSA campaign

Downtown Colorado Springs boutique Terra Verde announced over the weekend that it will actively support TESSA throughout the month of April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Terra Verde, at 208 N. Tejon St., will support TESSA’s Denim Day Campaign by contributing 10 percent of its jean sales to the organization next month, according to a news… Continue Reading Terra Verde joins April TESSA campaign

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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TESSA reports busier 2011

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TESSA, Colorado Springs’ nonprofit focused on preventing domestic violence and assisting women who are victims, saw more people in 2011 than in the previous year. In its quartlery issue, “Be the Change,” TESSA executives reported having more than 100 additional hospital calls in 2011, and more than 10,000 nights of safe shelter provided to more… Continue Reading TESSA reports busier 2011

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The 4th Judicial District is creating a special court for war veterans who commit nonviolent crimes. It’s intended to give them an added opportunity for treatment instead of punishment. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The district attorney’s office unveiled plans for the court during a press conference yesterday, but a pilot program… Continue Reading Court created for veterans

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Raised on a farm in a “nurturing community” in eastern Colorado, Connie Brachtenbach was involved in 4-H, Future Homemakers of America and Future Business Leaders of America. Along the way, she was three-time state champion in track, set the state shot put record, and competed in international track and Junior Olympics. Recently, she changed career… Continue Reading Brachtenbach building on corporate lessons in nonprofit arena

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