The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, founded in 1980, is one of the largest nonprofit music organizations for children and teens in Colorado Springs. The symphony has served as an arts outlet for local youth since it started with 70...
Nancy Harrison, the CEO of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center, remembers the moment she decided to start the nonprofit organization. She had given horseback riding lessons for years, sometimes to people with special needs, when she witnessed a moment...
Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series running through December highlighting nonprofit agencies and their programs that are part of the Give! Campaign. For more information, go to indygive.com. Founded more than 30 years ago by Celia...
From a small office building at 606 S. Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs, a 14-person team is working to end homelessness and addiction in the Pikes Peak region. The team is that of Homeward Pikes Peak, a nonprofit, direct-service...
Since its debut in 2009, the MeadowGrass Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend has become a treasured local event. Held on the grounds of historic La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest, the family-friendly festival offers three days...
For 44 years, the Women’s Resource Agency has stayed true to its founding mission of helping women attain jobs and financial independence. Founded in 1972, the WRA in Colorado Springs empowers girls and women to reach their highest potential, providing...
The UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art opened 36 years ago in a new building on the campus that still houses GOCA 1420. Despite its name, GOCA is very much a community-funded endeavor, one that now includes downtown’s GOCA 121...
While Steve Hitchcock is the kind of man who appreciates a long hike and a good beer, he never imagined his personal preferences for the ideal day would eventually become the model for a successful local nonprofit. But what originated...
Mission Medical Clinic began in 2004 as a “group of church-minded folks who were praying for healing,” according to Barb Cronin, executive director for the only free clinic in Colorado Springs. “They soon discovered if they added a little penicillin to the praying, perhaps people would be healed faster,” she said. This is the fifth […]
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On a cold January night in Colorado Springs nearly 100 young people ages 18-24 were counted as homeless during the 2015 Point in Time survey. About three-fourths of them were found in shelters and transitional housing, while the rest...
The 2015 Give! Campaign features 88 area nonprofits. To learn more, volunteer or donate, visit indygive.com before midnight on Dec. 31. On Jan. 25, volunteers spread out in El Paso County and counted 1,073 people who were either sleeping outside,...
By Dave Smith dave.smith@csmng.com Cascading clouds, shooting smoke, flowing foam and laser lights are all cool to be sure. But not many people know about the science behind the light shows and bubbling vapor. But if physicist and Cool Science Executive Director Marc Straub gets his way, more area students will learn how science, engineering, […]
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