Kudos! – April 17, 2015

Namasté Center honored Namasté Alzheimer Center has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s seventh annual Best Nursing Homes. The Best Nursing Homes 2015 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. Best Nursing Homes draws on data […]

Goodwill to open new facility, create jobs

Goodwill to open new facility, create jobs

Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado announced Monday that its newest Colorado Springs facility will open Tuesday and will help to create 180 jobs. Discover Goodwill will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. July 29 to celebrate the opening of the Retail Support Center at 2855 S. Academy Blvd., according to a news release. […]

Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

Discover Goodwill and Colorado Springs Health Partners P.C. (CSHP) will jointly hold a ground-breaking ceremony in Monument Wednesday to kick off the construction of new facilities and extended services to the community. Goodwill and CSHP will each construct new buildings for their varied interests. The new centers will be located on three acres on Leather […]

‘Abled’ employees stand out

‘Abled’ employees stand out

During his job interview, when the Air Force asked Joe Lininger why he wanted to work there, his answer was simple. “When I was young I wanted to join the military, but I couldn’t because I have a disability,” said Lininger. “When they offered to hire me as a civilian, it was like the next […]

Discover Goodwill’s annual dinner celebrates jobs and ‘stuff’

Discover Goodwill’s annual dinner celebrates jobs and ‘stuff’

Nearly 800 Discover Goodwill annual dinner attendees filled The Broadmoor’s International Center April 24 to celebrate Goodwill’s supporting businesses, community partners and program participants, and to learn about “stuff.” The “stuff” in reference aligned with the evening’s theme: “Donate Stuff … Create Jobs.” Discover Goodwill President and CEO Karla Grazier and Board Chair Chris Odell […]

Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

Following a firestorm of criticism and a grassroots effort to stop the sale, the Kum & Go convenience store chain has canceled its plans to purchase the Discover Goodwill property in Old Colorado City between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The company originally agreed to purchase the property to build one of its large gas […]

JA board approves Westside building purchase

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 […]

JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado is likely to purchase one of the former Goodwill Buildings on West Colorado Avenue. The financial-education organization is under contract to purchase the 26,000-square-foot building that includes 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. JA’s board of directors will meet Aug. 20 to vote on moving forward with the purchase, said […]

Discover Goodwill gets downtown cleanup contract

Discover Goodwill is employing five individuals to help clean up downtown. The employment is possible through a maintenance contract with the Downtown Partnership. The contract, signed April 1, provides for the cleaning and maintenance of city streets, sidewalks and alleyways in the 31-square-block downtown area, according to a release from Goodwill.