A person can support one organization that works on one aspect of addressing poverty. However, a family wanting to exit poverty needs the support of many different organizations. 

Parents need quality information, affordable housing, physical and mental healthcare, childcare, career training, job placement and training in life skills.

Their children need quality early childhood education, positive mentors and academic and social support throughout their school years.

Listed below are the 29 organizations that PPUW currently partners with to improve the youth success, family stability and health of local families. 

  • Assistance League of Colorado Springs
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
  • CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
  • Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado
  • Community of Caring Foundation / The Aspen Mine Center
  • Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region
  • CPCD – Early Childhood Education Program
  • CPCD – Two-Generation Career Pathways Program
  • Crossfire Ministries, INC.
  • Dream Centers of Colorado Springs
  • Early Connections Learning Centers – Early Care and Education
  • Early Connections Learning Centers – The Home Network
  • Serenity Recovery Connection
  • Forge Evolution
  • Fostering Hope Foundation
  • Greccio Housing Unlimited, INC.
  • Homeward Pikes Peak
  • Hope & Home
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado
  • Lutheran Family Services
  • Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
  • Partners in Housing
  • Peak Education
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado
  • Safe Passage
  • Silver Key Senior Services
  • The Place
  • The Resource Exchange
  • Tri-Lakes Cares
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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.  

Partner Agencies

Partner Agencies