By itself, a basketball is little more than an inflatable rubber bladder, wrapped in fibers and covered in leather to be bounced, passed, shot or dunked into an 18-inch-diameter hoop. But in the hands of a disadvantaged kid, a basketball...
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...
Andrew Koloski knows what those who’ve signed up for Project Healing Waters are going through. The retired soldier and Give! Campaign coordinator deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Eastern Europe during his 24-year military career. Now he works with the local...
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...
Cecilia was 1 year old when her parents noticed she was struggling to walk, and had bruising on her body. Her mother took her for an X-ray, and the doctor recommended a blood test, “just in case.” They were called...
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 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...
“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,...
Palmer Land Trust has reached a milestone 40th anniversary, but some worry that many are unaware of its work and relevance. “Someone can love the access to our landscapes here in Colorado Springs and not know how it happened,” said...
Hear, Here! Poetry is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization with a mission “to create inclusive and empowered community through poetry.
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...