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Block Eight

2016

The Ponderosa Project 

The Ponderosa Project is a student-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing homeless or at-risk people in the community a space for artistic expression. We do this by putting on arts-for-social change events that revolve around community art project, as well as sponsoring arts & crafts events at the Family Day Center, an afternoon program for at-risk families & children at the Marian House. We also work to connect homeless shelters and food shelves with community arts initiatives in Colorado Springs.

All of our events aim to provide something unique to the people of Colorado Springs: a good meal, a chance to participate in a fun project or learn new art skills, and a chance to share their story and experiences. Our events also aim to teach Colorado College students and other people from the community about the issues surrounding homelessness so that we can shatter misconceptions and burst the CC bubble.