All Breed Rescue & Training has been an integral part of the community since 1996. We rescue and rehabilitate local at-risk dogs who often have no options left. Our Best of the Springs winning training services give our foster dogs a new leash on life. Hundreds of other dogs from our community every year benefit from our relationship based training programs, as well as $40,000 in free and reduced cost training!
Blackpackers aims to alleviate the financial pressures associated with outdoor education and adventure by offering free or subsidized outdoor activities to vulnerable communities. With Blackpackers, people of color and all others who are statistically underrepresented are able to enjoy outdoor experiences in multi-generational groups with little to no cost. Notably, our leadership reflects the community we serve.
Milton Foster Children's Fund provides unduplicated resources for foster children, ages 0-21, to give them a sense of normalcy in a situation that is anything but normal. Resources may include financial support for unmet needs and activities, life-skills workshops such as budgeting, self-care, and nutrition, and access to free clothing and accessories through The Hanger, a project within Milton Foster.
We cultivate explorers & scientists by connecting thousands of kids to the outdoors each year. We harness their natural sense of wonder & curiosity through our outdoor adventures in partnership with schools or during the summer. Our programs show kids that they have the power to not only change the world but be leaders in their communities. We help kids change how they see themselves, the world, & their role within it.
Child Community Services is established to provide community-based services to meet the needs of children ages 5-18 years old and their parents in all areas of mental health. Our mission is to provide accessible and quality services through counseling, Case Management, treatment, and crisis intervention. Our vision is to lower the suicide rates among children and teens in our community.
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs opened in 2019 to provide comprehensive health care to kids in the Pikes Peak region. It features the only pediatric emergency department, behavioral health emergency program, surgery center, sleep study center and epilepsy monitoring unit in the region for kids.
Citizens Project is an advocate that challenges our whole community to embrace equity, inclusion, and justice. We ensure everyone is included in the local political process through civic engagement work. We monitor local and state government to ensure they uphold our values, and we keep our community informed.
About 142,000 U.S. citizens in Colorado have at least one family member who is undocumented. 1 in 11 children in Colorado have at least one undocumented family member. When an undocumented family member is deported, American families are separated. Our Legal Defense Fund helps keep families together.
Artistic expression and self-expression through music are part of our shared humanity. Our 44th Season "With Every Breath We Sing" will inform the way we sing, work, and live together to build a better world. Through musical excellence, we create confident, compassionate, community-minded young people. Our musicians representing many different walks of life come together.
The award-winning 130-voice Chorale is the premier symphonic choir for the Pikes Peak Region. Each season, it performs at independent concerts, and it collaborates with top ensembles, including Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Air Force Academy Band and others. Education programs include the Choral Scholars for high school students, and the Peak Performance Award for choral teachers.