102 results for tag: create community


VIDEO: Citizens Project Vision for the Future, 2015

This video was featured at the June 2015 Creating Community Breakfast. Featuring interviews from Jody Alyn, Don DeAngelis, Alison Garscadden, Bernie Herpin, Rosemary Lytle, Mary Lou Makepeace, Jan Martin, and Jariah Walker. Citizens Project is excited to be a vital part of the future of the Pikes Peak region! We invite you to be a part of OUR future!

Empowerment through Civic Engagment

by Courtney Stone Courtney Stone is the Community Organizing Manager at the Independence Center. She gave this speech at the 2015 Creating Community Breakfast. My name is Courtney Stone and I am a community organizer at The Independence Center. My job is to work to empower people with disabilities to live independent lives and one of the best ways to begin feeling empowered is to become civically engaged. Whether it’s volunteering or voting, investing in our community only makes us individually and collectively stronger. Citizen’s Project mission is similar to my own, which is why I’m so happy to work together on the Pikes Peak ...

THANK YOU for making the 2015 Creating Community Breakfast a success!

byJane Ard-Smith, Chair, Citizens Project Board of Directors What an incredible journey this morning at Citizens Project's Eleventh Annual Creating Community Breakfast! We looked at our past, through the eyes of Peg Bacon and Richard Skorman, we explored the Citizens Project of today through the inspiring words of Courtney Stone and Reverend Benjamin Broadbent, and we peeked into the future through the eyes of amazing community leaders. We capped it off with a performance by spoken word artist Idris Goodwin, who had the audience on their feet and cheering! What could top that? I can think of three things - first, everyone in attendance helped create ...


Becoming Whole

By Sarah Musick I had a lovely childhood. I sincerely did. My parents were hardworking, god-fearing, loving people with big imaginations. They taught my siblings and I that “If you can dream it, you can find a way to make it happen.” They took the twenty acres my grandfather gave them and built a stunning log cabin. It took them five years to complete. They cut 115 straight, tall, poplar trees to build our home. In hindsight, they wanted their children to be like those poplar trees. Straight. And tall. I aspired to follow in the footsteps of my father and my father’s father and become a Southern Baptist preacher. I couldn’t because I ...


6 Unique Ways to Make a Difference and Support Citizens Project!

We've comprised a list of fun ways for you to help support Citizens Project and our mission, check them out: 1. Invite Citizens Project to come speak at your group or club meetings. We are experts on voting, anti-bullying measures, religious freedom and legal issues, and we can provide many ways to get involved in the community. Send us an email to find out how we can work together! 2. Donate to Citizens Project through AmazonSmile. Citizens Project 3. Do you have a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other gift-giving event coming up? Ask that donations be made to Citizens Project in lieu of traditional gifts. ...

Creating Community Breakfast Raises over $51,000

More than 500 community members gathered to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s tenth annual Creating Community Breakfast.  The breakfast highlighted the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, and religious freedom through separation of church and state, and civic engagement. This event raised over $51,000 in general operating support for Citizens Project’s many programs including: candidate survey voter guides, its monthly publication Citizens Project Online News, and the Citizens Project Activist Network, which currently serves over 1,500 subscribers. Corporate ...


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