Non-Profit in the Spotlight

Each month, Aspen Public Radio highlights a different non-profit in the Roaring Fork Valley with a new feature, "Non-Profit in the Spotlight". These organizations support our community through the promotion of arts, music, animal well-being, education, environmental stewardship, social support and more. Tune in every week for a new episode focusing on a different aspect of each organization throughout the month.

If you know, or are part of, a local non-profit organization that would like to be featured on Aspen Public Radio's "Non-Profit in the Spotlight", please contact Cornelia Carpenter at cornelia@aspenpublicradio.org or (970) 920-9000.

This program is intended to highlight organizations that have limited budgets and operate primarily in the Roaring Fork Valley and are licensed as 501(c)(3) organizations.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
12:42 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 4

Mountain Valley Developmental Services sets itself apart from similar organizations with their two major projects: Art on 8th and their greenhouse. Art on 8th is a gallery on 8th street in Glenwood Springs that sells woven goods made by weavers with developmental disabilities (who also receive services from Mountain Valley) and proceeds go back into Mountain Valley programs. The greenhouse project is a collaborative effort with neighboring Sopris Elementary School, where students and adults with developmental disabilities work together in the greenhouse; growing fresh food and learning sustainable horticultural techniques. Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, of Mountain Valley, discuss these two projects. 

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
10:33 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3

Mountain Valley Developmental Services provides aid and programs to over 450 developmentally disabled individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Adult programs are a large part of the organization; they provice several housing options, assist in employment opportunities, offer medical care and have a variety of enrichment services, which consist of recreational activities and volunteering for other local groups. This week, Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, discuss Mountain Valley's housing programs and share memorable stories of finding employment for their clients.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
11:28 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 2

Mountain Valley Developmental Services is a non-profit who provides services and support to over 450 individuals with developmental disabilities in Eagle, Lake, Garfield and Pitkin county. The most common issue Mountain Valley works with is children prone to developmental disabilities. Executive Director Bruce Christensen and Human Resources director Dana Peterson, discuss Mountain Valley's children and family programs.   

Non-Profit in the Spotlight
11:48 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 1

  Mountain Valley Developmental Services is an expansive non-profit based out of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Their mission is to encourage and support individuals with developmental disabilities, enhance their ability to live, learn and work while educating the community about their contributions and capabilities. It is one of the largest non-profits in the Roaring Fork Valley, employing over 150 staff and over 50 contracted professionals. Mountain Valley reaches over 450 individuals and families in Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin County. Executive Director, Bruce Christensen, gives an overview of the organization. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight
11:27 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: The Manaus Fund, Part 4

There are two traveling pre-schools in the Roaring Fork Valley -- in the form of short buses. El Busesito is the name for each of these buses. They currently provide 3-hours of pre-school time for 90 children in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. Early childhood education is one the goals for the Valley Settlement Project, a project focused on incorporating and encouraging immigrant and low-income communities in the Roaring Fork Valley. The project is run by The Manaus Fund. 

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