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for sponsoring the Big Ideas category. The Southeast Express is a nonprofit newspaper of, for and by the remarkably diverse and vibrant, but economically redeveloping, southeast quadrant of Colorado Springs.
CEO provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration. Our vision is that anyone with a criminal record has the preparation and support needed to find employment. We believe that everyone, regardless of their past, deserves the chance to shape a stronger future for themselves, their family, and their communities.
The Carbon Cut Colorado program gives everyone a chance to balance their carbon footprint while making a positive difference in the community. Donations made to Carbon Cut Colorado fund the free energy-efficiency work performed by Energy Resource Center for income-qualified households right here in Colorado Springs.
Food to Power is working to empower SE Colorado Springs residents using food as the medium. This takes many forms, whether it be providing fresh food at no cost to our neighbors, helping local residents compost their food scraps, producing fresh and affordable produce for neighbors, or providing educational opportunities for local community members through our FLY internship, educational workshops, and more.
Celebrating 33 years of messy and slightly dangerous creativity in the Pikes Peak region, the Manitou Art Center is your place for art exhibits, studios, makerspaces, workspaces, and community. This complex collection of tools, space, books, people, and opportunities is here for all of us. Check out the MAC!
RAWtools is a gun violence prevention organization with a mission to “disarm hearts, forge peace, and cultivate justice.” In the spirit of turning swords into plowshares we turn guns into garden tools and connect people to nonviolent conflict resolution and prevention skills. We partner with other organizations working at the intersections of gun violence that include: suicide, domestic violence, homicide, mass shooting, kids.
Everyone deserves access to justice. The Justice Center’s mission is to increase and promote access to justice in the Pikes Peak region. We host free legal clinics, connect income-eligible applicants to free or reduced-cost lawyers, and provide educational legal resources and events in the community.