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Non-Profit in the Spotlight

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Every month, Aspen Public Radio picks a non-profit in the Roaring Fork Valley that is focused on service and improving the community for all. Each week, you'll hear a different aspect of our Non-Profit in the Spotlight as they explain their mission, challenges, and successes.

Roaring Fork Pre Collegiate's mission is to provide academic and extracurricular support to motivated middle and high school students who would be the first generation in their families to graduate from college. There are expectations of both Mentors and students in the program. Pre Collegiate has many local partners that give students in the program opportunities to travel to colleges and spend time on their campuses. 

Roaring Fork Pre Collegiate's mission is to provide academic and extracurricular support to motivated middle and high school students who would be the first generation in their families to graduate from college. David Smith, Executive Director of Pre Collegiate explains who they serve and why their non-profit is essential in the Roaring Fork School District. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 4

Feb 26, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director, Suzanne Bober, President of the Advisory Board, and Denny Vaughn, former President of the Board, explain what Aspen Words means to them. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 3

Feb 19, 2018

Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains the importance of their new Literary Prize, which launched last year. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 2

Feb 12, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director of Aspen Words, Suzanne Bober, President of the Advisory Board, Denny Vaughn, former President of the Board, and Scott Lasser, current Board Member, explain their annual events and how impactful they are on our community. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 1

Feb 2, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, the Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains their growth and expansion. 

Roni Morales explains how Mountain Family Health Centers plays a role in the recent immigration concerns in our valley. Garry Schalla highlights the non-profits team-based system. 

Mountain Family Health Centers celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. They will also be celebrating the opening of a new Basalt location. They want the community to know that they are accessible to anyone. 

Ross Brooks is the CEO and patient of Mountain Family Health Centers. They have 170 people on staff serving the 19,000 patients in our community. Their non-profit gets base grant funding from the government as well as federal support. 

Ross Brooks is the CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers and he explains how their non-profit exists to make sure people have access to affordable, integrated, primary care. They serve over 19,000 people in our community. 

Board president of the Basalt Education Foundation, Erika Leavitt, says that the foundation's ability to raise money has increased over time. The organization is happy to share what they've learned with other communities.

The Basalt Education Foundation says that Colorado currently ranks 39th in the US per pupil funding. Their non-profit is very cognizant of what's happening at the state and federal level around public education.

The the granting committee of the Basalt Education Foundation considers a grant request from a teacher or administrator, they look at a few key components. They explain how they want the students to have the best education possible.

The Basalt Education Foundation serves the Basalt public schools. Between the elementary, middle and high school, they serve about 1600 students. The non-profit when through major strategic planning in 2013 and 2015 and now offer "administrator grants" to teachers and administrators in the schools.

Up until now, Women's Forum has grown strictly by word of mouth. Founder, Adelaide Waters, says that all women come together from the same starting point.

Founder of Women's Forum, Adelaide Waters, says that group dynamics, like all relationships, grow in stages. According to their website, the Women's Forum Handbook is an in-depth guide to group process, peer learning and personal growth. Adelaide Waters wrote and compiled the entire handbook.

Members of Women's Forum reflect on how the groups support each other with all of life's changes. Members also say that the support given by the group is invaluable with refining listening skills. Commitment and confidentially is important within the group dynamic. 

Women's Forum is an organization supporting women's personal and professional growth through peer-learning. Founder of Women's Forum, Adelaide Waters, says that Women's Forum groups act as a sounding board for all of life's choices and challenging times. 

Aspen Community Theatre provides scholarships to graduating seniors who are pursuing an education in theatre. Producer, Rita Hunter, says the best wat to get involved with ACT is to go to a show, and Monty Python's Spamalot is just around the corner. 

President of the board of directors for Aspen Community Theatre, Lynette Schlepp, says that ACT's shows are there to lighten things up when there's a lot going on in the world. Monty Python's Spamalot is a big undertaking, especially when it comes to the set. 

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