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Mon. 09/25/17
Department of Education honors local District 11 Charter School.
CIVA Charter School - 09/25/17 12:31 PM
CIVA Charter High School in District 11 has recently been featured by the Colorado Department of Education in a series called 'Stories of Promising Practices.' CIVA is the only high school in the Pikes Peak region to earn such distinction.

Roseyn Hood, the Special Assistant for the Office of the Commissioner will be showing the film at CIVA's Showcase, (dinner/theatre event) this Thursday, 9-28 at the Stargazer Theater. The show starts at 7pm and is open to the public.
Aventa Credit Union Announces New Mortgage Manager (Photo)
Aventa Credit Union - 09/25/17 11:16 AM
Sacha Forero
Sacha Forero
Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 25, 2017) - Aventa Credit Union recently named Sacha Forero as its Mortgage Manager. Forero has twenty years of lending experience that she brings to Aventa.

As Mortgage Manager, Forero is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Aventa's Mortgage Department, ensuring proper process and procedure is followed in order to stay compliant with State and Federal laws, supervising the credit union's mortgage loan officers, and approving and underwriting all mortgage loans.

Prior to coming to Aventa, Forero was the Senior Residential Lending Underwriter at Winchester Savings Bank in Massachusetts. Forero has prior lending experience as Residential/Consumer Senior Underwriter at Belmont Savings Bank, as Loan Processor at Central Bank and as Commercial Documentation Administrator at Bank of America.

About Aventa
Aventa Credit Union was founded in 1957 by the Colorado Springs Utilities Department. Today, Aventa has grown to more than 23,000 members and $170 million in assets. The credit union offers a wide-variety of financial products and services throughout their six branches in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the San Luis Valley. Aventa's membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Alamosa, Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Pueblo, Saguache, and Teller counties.

Attached Media Files: Sacha Forero
STARBASE takes students on STEM journey
Peterson Air Force Base - 09/25/17 10:32 AM
The STARBASE Academy, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math academy on Peterson Air Force Base, hosts Madison Elementary for a day of STEM-based education Sept. 28.

The academy, which opened in 2015, allows students to engage in activities such as launching trebuchets and rockets, and working with 3D computer-aided design programs.

"STARBASE reaches out to fifth graders, giving them an opportunity to become exposed to science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, 'hands-on minds-on' learning environment," said Patty Smathers, STARBASE Academy director.

"This is a free program that is funded by the Department of Defense. There are more than 50 locations located nationwide, and the Peterson location is the only STARBASE in Colorado," she said.
Help Silver Key Fill Thanksgiving Food Bags
Silver Key Senior Services - 09/25/17 9:54 AM
September 25, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO ---- Silver Key needs your help to fill Bountiful Bags for Thanksgiving throughout the entire month of October! For more than 20 years, Silver Key has invited the community to help us make the holidays special for the seniors we serve and this year is no different. Our goal is to fill 1,000 bags with all the trimmings for a memorable Thanksgiving meal for the seniors and their families. When you are shopping for your family, add a few items to your bag for seniors in need.

Every month, 1,000 seniors come through Silver Key's pantry, receiving an allotment of food to help their dollars go further. The Bountiful Bags project provides these seniors and their families with Thanksgiving meal fixings in November. Without the community's support, many of our clients would not have a Thanksgiving meal.

Items needed are:
Cranberry Sauce: Whole Berry or Jellied, 14 or 16 oz. cans
Dessert dry mix or canned pie filling
Green Beans: 14.5 oz. cans
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Dry Stuffing
Turkey Gravy Dry-Mix: 0.87 (7/8) oz. packets
Yams / Sweet Potatoes: 29 oz. cans

Donations can be dropped off at Silver Key at 1605 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. until Nov 1. For more information about the Bountiful Bags project please go to www.silverkey.org.
Fri. 09/22/17
Media Alert: CSHS/Palmer Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductions
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 09/22/17 10:14 AM
The CSHS/Palmer Alumni Association has selected two new members to be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Since classes began 1875, there have been 40,730 graduates from this school, and 109 graduates have been inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

The media is invited to attend any/all of these events:
During halftime at Palmer's homecoming football game on Friday, September 22, the inductees will be introduced. This year's inductees are:
o Samuel C. Huntger, Jr., '36 Businessman, Community Leader,
Documented Tuskegee Airman
o Barry D. Farris, '55 Marine, Retired Army, Dedicated and
Innovative Volunteer, Past President of CSHS/Palmer Alumni Association
Saturday, September 23, begins with an Alumni complimentary brunch at 9:45 a.m., for all alumni and guests of Inductees, in the Eagle Wing at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the auditorium for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. After the induction, all are asked to exit the auditorium and gather in the hall in front of the trophy case, where the portraits of the newly inducted members will be unveiled. Lastly, all are invited to the courtyard where the HOF members, and all other alumni, are encouraged to ring the bell, which hung in the building built in 1893. This is something only a graduate gets to do!
Thu. 09/21/17
Job Fair Today: 2,500+ Jobs/140+ Employers (Photo)
Pikes Peak Workforce Center - 09/21/17 5:27 AM
Job Fair Graphic
Job Fair Graphic
COLORADO SPRINGS -- The Pikes Peak Workforce Center's Fall Job Fair is today, Sept. 21 and features over 140 employers representing more than 2,500 open positions in all major job sectors. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Veterans and eligible spouses enter at 9:30 a.m.
Job seekers are encouraged to pre-register and research participating employers at connectingcolorado.com through the virtual job fair link. In some cases, job seekers can pre-apply for open positions.
In preparation for the Fall Job Fair, Workforce Center team members conducted extensive efforts to prepare more than 1,000 regional job seekers for success. Since May, more than 100 job seeker workshops and information sessions were conducted at the Workforce Center with additional events at satellite offices, regional libraries and military installations to prepare transitioning service members.
Job Seekers unable to attend the Job Fair are encouraged to visit the Pikes Peak Workforce Center for assistance with their job search and also to directly apply to participating employers listed online. No-cost resume preparation, interview assistance and other workshops are available. More information at ppwfc.org

Attached Media Files: Employer List , Job Fair Graphic