Manitou Art Center Executive Director Natalie Johnson doesn’t have an office. “We can’t spare the space that we rent,” Johnson said. “Everything we can possibly offer, we share with the community.” Johnson is on her feet most of the time anyway,...
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...
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...
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...
“I’ve had cats since I can remember,” said Jennifer Nosler, president and co-founder of the feline shelter, Look What The Cat Brought In. “I’ve just always liked cats. My other favorite animal is turtles, but I don’t have a...
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,...
Hear, Here! Poetry is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization with a mission “to create inclusive and empowered community through poetry.
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...
A service or support dog can help a veteran deal with a multitude of issues. “We have a client who says their dog literally saved their life,” said Steve Corey, executive director of Victory Service Dogs. “Because of his ...
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...
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...
In 2021, it’ll be 150 years since the founding of Colorado Springs — but the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is kicking off the celebrations next year. “We’re beginning a three-year process to celebrate Colorado Springs’ 150th anniversary,” said CSPM Director...