By Rhonda Van Pelt editorial@csbj.com Walk into Suite 3128 at The Citadel mall, near J.C. Penney and you’ll see racks of attractive clothing, shelves full of shoes, plus jewelry, scarves and other accessories. But you won’t see any price tags, because these are tickets to better lives for women and girls. That’s just part of […]
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Terms such as “venture philanthropy,” “impact financing” and “program-related investments” have grown more common, and each has a focus on achieving measurable, social impact alongside financial return. These model descriptors are often lumped together and considered interchangeable, though they differ slightly in terms of enterprise financing, according to Jeff Cooper, a local entrepreneur and private […]
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The Home Front Cares has seen the need for its services increase significantly since its founding in 2003. Started by Vietnam veterans Bob Carlone and Joe Henjum, the Colorado Springs nonprofit that provides emergency funds to pay essential life expenses including rent, utilities and car repairs, will be participating in the Give! campaign for the […]
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By Rhonda Van Pelt Jan Johnson has a confession: She dropped out of her first ballet class. And she didn’t tell her mother. At the time, she was 8 years old and didn’t want to stand in regimented rows and wave her arms. She wanted to move her whole body, to channel her energy. She […]
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By Rhonda Van Pelt editorial@csbj.com The calendar features iconic actors, singers and athletes, even the Dalai Lama. But take a closer look — each month’s “model” is someone served by The Arc Pikes Peak Region. On the cover, an updated Rosie the Riveter promises, “We Can Do It!” Most pages include a quote from the […]
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