Check out the awesome projects that we're a part of
Save Mill Street!
Students worked with community partners to better understand how the Mill Street Neighborhood can build community, access resources, and address neighborhood issues. The Council of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO), the City of Colorado Springs, the Independence Center, Springs Rescue Mission, and many other local organizations and stakeholders are involved in the Mill Street Study. The Mill Street neighborhood was identified decades ago as a neighborhood in dire need of resources.
PPCC students took part in the exploration of need and opportunities for community building, looking specifically at Social, Political, Economic, Environmental, Cultural, and Historical factors (acronym “SPEECH”). This multi-faceted lens provides students an understanding of geography, community, and diversity in a hands-on project the exists right in their backyard… a project that they we be able to watch unfold over the coming years! To this day, students are asking about how they can remain involved in the Mill Street Project. Learn more about the Mill Street Plan here.
Shout Out! PPCC’s World Regional Geography (GEO 105) students were acknowledged in the City of Colorado Springs’ Mill Street Neighborhood Plan!
What We're Into
Neighborhood Improvement • Fundraising • Improving Homeless Shelters • Serving at Soup Kitchens • Peace-Making • Environmental Awareness • Music Festivals • Theater Promotion • Support for Low-Income Native American Communities • Police-Force Engagement • Food Drives • Civil Liberties • Library Reading • Donations • Bake Sales • Ending Human Trafficking • Enriching Long-Term Care Facilities • Rehabilitation Centers • Working with Youth Offenders • Decreasing Food Waste • Healthy Eating • Animal Shelters • Senior Memoirs • Helping Disabled Adults • Affordable Medical Care • Letters of Advocacy • Veterans • Math Intrigue Outreach • Cultural and Linguistic Presentations • Tutoring Tools • Deaf Culture Immersion • Real-World Experience • Charitable Marketing • Community Forums • Philosophy • The Colorado Ballot Outreach • Social Justice • Art • The Right to Rest • Fair Hiring Practices • Suicide Prevention • Native American Land Rights • Stopping Workplace Bullying • Accessing Rural Healthcare • Care for Refugee Children • Multilingual Rights • Safety From Political Propaganda • Humanitarian Aid • Assisting Undocumented Immigrants • Improving Public Education • Senior Fraud Prevention • Fairness • School Choice • Fighting Social Media Bullying • Immigrant Sanctuaries • Free Community College • Food Redistribution Centers • Refugee Policy • Cultural Competency