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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.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: A Way Out, Week 2

Jun 12, 2017

A Way Out gives community members an opportunity to get help with their addictions. Addiction impacts more than just the addicted, and A Way Out provides a comprehensive family program.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: A Way Out, Week 1

Jun 5, 2017

A Way Out's mission is to support people in drug and alcohol crisis with the treatment they need. Since Aspen is a resort destination, the issues of how substance abuse negatively impacts someone's life are kept out of the public eye. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 4

May 22, 2017

CORE would like to expand their outreach into even more communities. CORE keeps their eye on a national level, yet focuses on local and state levels to do what they can. CORE started collecting energy wasting "True Confessions" from the public.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 3

May 15, 2017

CORE encourages valley residents to know that they can make their homes or apartments safer and more efficient. CORE emphasizes that it's important for building codes to be responsive to today's needs of reducing green house gas emissions.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 2

May 8, 2017

CORE collaborates with local towns to adopt new building codes and energy efficient programs. Along with the City of Aspen, CORE created a new social movement called "The High-Five". They hope to inspire the community to start saving or to increase the amount of energy they are already saving.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 1

May 1, 2017

CORE was founded in 1994, when the awareness of climate change shed light on how the Roaring Fork Valley's economy is dependent on a good, clean environment. Energy consumption is universal. CORE says that saving energy helps to protect our environment and our economy. 

Spring Board Aspen is looking to expand both their membership and outreach. They want the community to know that students pursuing college who are experiencing financial barriers as well as potential members can have access to them. Spring Board Aspen encourages those interested to be proactive and reach out to them. 

Spring Board Aspen teaches their members how to actually be on a board, be philanthropic and encourages future involvement with other non-profits. Board members frequently come together to decide on Aspen Spring Board's evolving and current mission. 

Spring Board Aspen Members not only learn how to be future philanthropic leaders, they also collaborate with schools in the valley to help alleviate the financial burden of high school students wanting to further their education. 

Spring Board Aspen members learn how to be future philanthropic leaders. Established in 1997 under the Aspen Community Foundation, there has been a great deal of reshaping and rebranding over the past 20 years. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: EcoFlight, Week 4

Mar 27, 2017

EcoFlight says that becoming a member of the environmental air force is being a part of an organization that is actually making a difference. EcoFlight offers a different, bird's eye view of the landscape.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: EcoFlight, Week 3

Mar 20, 2017

EcoFlight president and founder, Bruce Gordon, explains why it's important for the people of the Roaring Fork Valley to understand the concept of an EcoFlight. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: EcoFlight, Week 2

Mar 13, 2017

Watching people's expressions as EcoFlight takes them up over majestic landscapes, especially of the American West, is what inspires them every day. The unique perspective from a small plane can give understanding to public lands. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: EcoFlight, Week 1

Mar 6, 2017

Bruce Gordon, the founder and president of EcoFlight, blends the love of the land with the love of flying to provide a birds-eye perspective on how the lands that surround us are changing. 

Hike for Hope's founders discuss the importance of muscular dystrophy awareness for our community members. The Sharp family will continue to keep moving forward, remain grateful, and do what they can to be part of curing genetic diseases. 

Ian Sharp, son of Carole and Bob Sharp of Aspen, has Becker muscular dystrophy. Ian's parents share some insight into what this entails, why it's important for our community to be aware of this disease and how Ian is able to thrive. 

Bob and Carole Sharp started this organization when they learned of their son's muscular dystrophy prognosis. A new, advance technology, Crispr- Cas9, has brought hope to those with genetic diseases. 

Carole and Bob Sharp are the founders of the Hike for Hope Foundation. Their son Ian has muscular dystrophy and the Sharps raise money to put toward research for curing muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. 

Aspen Hall of Fame Board Member and Aspen native Lisa Hancock shares how she views the future of Aspen and the surrounding areas.   Founder and co-president Jeanette Darnauer and co-president David Gutherie discuss the future of the Aspen Hall of Fame. 

30 years ago, the Aspen Hall of Fame held its first introduction  banquet, Jeanette Darnauer founder and co-president of the Aspen Hall of Fame says if there's one event in town that's still able to connect the communities of Aspen and Snowmass, it's the banquet.

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