Tag Archives: Council of Neighbors and Organizations

Foster: Change is coming, what role will you play?

  A few weeks ago, Julie Ramirez, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) community coordinator, posed a question to the 1,300 fans of the Southeast Colorado Springs Community Facebook page. “How,” she asked, “do we revitalize Southeast Colorado Springs without gentrifying it?”  It’s a good

Catalyzing change from the ground up

Council of Neighbors and Organizations builds community through neighborhoods By Eric Friedberg & Regan Foster The Southeast Express Julie Ramirez is a longtime Southeast resident, a graduate of Harrison School District 2 and a coach for the Harrison High School track and field team. She

High five

This is music to our ears. Harrison School District 2 has partnered with Colorado Springs Youth Symphony to take students on a unique music-education journey. A program dubbed the Mozart Strings Project lets gifted elementary-aged musicians first learn a stringed instrument and then showcase their

‘Only just the beginning’

  Arts Month highlights Southeast’s growing creative culture By Eric Friedberg The Southeast Express At 10 a.m. on a sunny Wednesday, 9-year-olds Kalaya Weems and Joshua Obi gleefully slathered bright blue paint on the sidewalk. Volunteer Chelsea Rotondo kept a watchful eye on the scene,

Volunteers tackle ‘Dump’ cleanup

A section of the southern end of the Sand Creek Trail known as “The Dump” got a bit of beautification in September, thanks to a cadre of volunteers, neighborhood residents and exercise enthusiasts. A team coordinated by Community Works and partnering with the Community Barbershop,