13 results for tag: Creating Community Breakfast


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 ...

Religious Liberty from a Religious Perspective

by Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent Lead Minister of The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, of Colorado Springs This speech was given at the 2015 Creating Community Breakfast. It is a joy and honor to be here with all of you at Citizen’s Project’s 11th Annual Creating Community Breakfast. We’re here because we value inclusion, equality, justice, and respect for the dignity of all. In fact, we believe that these values can and should direct our future as a city, as a state, and as a nation. We’re here because we believe deeply in religious liberty. That is, we believe in the freedom to practice religion accord...

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 ...

Creating Community Breakfast 2015

Please join us..... To RSVP please contact Deb Walker. We'd love for you to join us at our BIG event of the year! If you are interested in being a table captain and bringing a table of guests, we'd love to let you know how!

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 ...


We Are Not So Separate

A poem by Emma Brachtenbach Last night, I slept upon the springtime, mountain ground and thought about the universe. Under the ancient constellations I pondered the possibilities of sacredness and secular creation and my mind just wouldn't stop turning. Like how beautiful would it be if god was genderless and endlessly gendered all at once because then religion could be constructed as truly all encompassing. More than bodies and how we can compartmentalize human beings. And what if the earth was our original mother: heart beat ringing beautifully every time a new soul slipped from the dark womb of the mother who made us into the light and ...

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 ...