Having a bicycle is a big deal if you’re a child. It’s like a rite of passage, said Daniel Byrd, the executive director of Kids on Bikes, a nonprofit that helps provide children access to bikes. “For most kids, it’s a...
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...
Anyone driving along Interstate 25 toward the Palmer Divide is probably familiar with the giant star seasonally illuminating Colorado’s foothills. There is, of course, a story behind that star — one of many that members of the Palmer Lake...
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...
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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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...
Springs Rescue Mission has been a regular participant in the Give! Campaign over the past decade, but during this Give! season, the campus is as busy as it’s ever been. The organization, which is dedicated to serving those suffering from...
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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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...
Steve Harris said he tries to book bands for the MeadowGrass Music Festival and other concerts before they become household names.  Harris is executive director of Rocky Mountain Highway, a nonprofit that puts on concerts and partners with local venues...
Pauline Nelson turned to The Independence Center after suffering three brain injuries in three years that affected her balance and vision. She also has a history of back problems and bone and nerve damage that altered the feeling in...
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...