Columnist Laura Pritchett writes that desperate conditions drive migrants to Colorado. Until we can agree on long-term solutions, a concerted effort to ease their arrival only makes sense.
COVID pushed Colorado nonprofits to their limits. Leaders stuck around, committed to the mission, not the money.
As the next wave of economic challenges lines up, top managers say they’d rather fight to help clients than jump on the corporate track
SNAP benefits drop at least $90 a month in Colorado as food, housing, heating and fuel prices rise
Some anticipate a 20% increase in people needing help as SNAP benefits that expanded during the pandemic return to previous levels
With $2.4 million purchase, a Colorado nonprofit is testing “intervention model” to keep trailer parks out of private equity’s hands
To avoid a private equity owner, Manaus’ Roaring Fork Community Development Corp. is under contract to buy 3-Mile Mobile Home Park near Glenwood Springs
It’s not easy to get an immigration attorney in Colorado
Immigrants who have legal representation are far more likely to win permanent resident status or become U.S. citizens. But finding — and affording — an immigration attorney in Colorado is tough, especially on the Western Slope where only a few operate full-time. It’s especially challenging for people who have complicated cases or have sought help […]
Cars are critical for single moms. A Colorado nonprofit helps keep both moving.
Rose Paz was dishing out money every month on car repairs. Once she needed new tires, another time she spent close to $2,000 for a new transmission. She uses her car to travel from her home in Arvada to her job in Aurora, plus take her kids to school and their other parent’s house. “When […]
Opinion: Invest in Colorado’s nonprofits to assure an equitable pandemic recovery
As leaders of Colorado nonprofits that work in underserved and under-resourced communities of color and rural areas of the state, we’ve seen firsthand over the past two years the devastating and disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis. As we rebuild in the wake of the pandemic, we need to ensure an equitable recovery for all, […]
Pritchett: Conservation from 1,500 feet reveals an important — if slightly unnerving — perspective
We all have our favorite “little-engine that could” nonprofits—the ones not on most people’s radar, not the Red Cross or UNICEF, but rather the little fellas doing enormous work. My favorite actually has little engines, housed in a few Cessnas, and a few little dogs to boot. EcoFlight is the one for me, not only […]
A tutoring program cultivates community bonds to help Latinx students in Boulder County
When HollyAnne Giffin began tutoring 12-year-old Gabriel Fernandez last winter, they worked on math homework via Zoom. As they got to know one another, they took adventures beyond their screens. Last spring, they experimented with elephant toothpaste at a neighborhood park, building on Fernandez’s middle school science curriculum. They took a bike ride and a hike. When […]
Opinion: Colorado lawmakers should block a discriminatory law and help nonprofits and their clients
Colorado’s state and local governments exist to serve and benefit all Coloradans. Unfortunately, throughout our state’s history, policymakers have too often built and reinforced barriers that keep some Coloradans from benefiting equally from public services. Several laws passed during the 2006 special legislative session are perfect examples of where policymakers built stronger barriers. Earlier that […]