On October 11th from 11:30-1:00 pm Colorado College hosted its annual Community Engagement Fair in the Worner Lounge with a number of local non-profits. This was an opportunity for students to connect with representatives from non-profits and educational partners of the Collaborative for Community Engagement, an organization on campus that helps students engage with the Colorado Springs community in meaningful ways through activities such as volunteering. By bringing some of these organizations to our campus fair, Colorado College gave students the chance to participate as citizens of the community outside of the campus.
Some of the groups that had tables at the Fair:
Rocky Mountain Field Institute – https://rmfi.org – Dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of public lands in the Southern Rocky Mountain region through volunteer-based trail and restoration projects, environmental education, and restoration research.
Springs Rescue Mission – https://www.springsrescuemission.org – A group that focuses on mobilizing the community to provide relief, rehabilitation, and empowerment services to those in need.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center – http://pptrc.org – Utilizing the unique and therapeutic attributes of the horse, their mission is to serve those with diverse needs, empower change, foster resilience, and nurture whole health through sustainable and innovative programs.
Concrete Couch – http://concretecouch.org – A non-profit that works with kids and community groups to create public art, build community, and create environments and experiences that humanize our world.
Friends of the Peak – http://ww.fotp.com – A group with the goals of providing a unified, pro-active voice for the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of Pikes Peak, promoting and enhancing recreational opportunities and visitor experiences that are in harmony with that environment, and promoting awareness of and education about Pikes Peak.
Southern Colorado Health Network – http://www.coloradohealthnetwork.org – Colorado Health Network (CHN) is a statewide organization in Colorado, serving nearly 4,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and those at risk, as well as other program specific populations. CHN provides innovative, individualized services to those most in need, educates high risk populations, and advocates for social and health care equity.
American Cancer Society – https://www.cancer.org -The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world of cancer. Until they do, they’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so we can live longer and better lives.
Early Connections Learning Centers – https://www.earlyconnections.org – Focused on providing high quality, comprehensive early care and education for all.
City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services – https://coloradosprings.gov/department/76
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains – https://www.plannedparenthood.org – The Mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual, to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services, to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality, to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.
Memorial Hospital – https://www.uchealth.org – We improve lives. In big ways through learning, healing , and discovery. In small, personal ways through human connection. But in all ways, we improve lives.
Pikes Peak United Way – http://www.ppunitedway.org – An organization committed to improving the quality of life in the Colorado Springs community.
Additional information on these organizations and others that partner with the CCE can be found on our Summit site at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/cce.
A big thank you to everyone involved, and let’s hope every fair in the coming years is as successful as this one!