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Hope everyone had a chance to vote in the mayoral run-off.

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Just came across this fascinating study done by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in conjunction with Gallup:

http://www.soulofthecommunity.org/sites/default/files/OVERALL.pdf

Learned that social offerings, openness, and aesthetics are the top three community attributes that attach people to their community. Isn't it interesting that leadership, economy, and safety aren't even in the top five?

The questions for you are:

What attaches you to Colorado Springs?

And what can we do to increase social offerings and openness in Colorado Springs (pretty sure we're doing alright on aesthetics)?

We would love to hear what you have to say about this.

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Got an idea that will make COS rock even harder?

If all you need is some financial support to get your ingenious, innovative, and creative idea off the ground, perhaps you should consider applying for an ingenuity grant from the Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF). Individuals (especially those who might consider themselves social entrepreneurs) in the Pikes Peak region are highly encouraged to submit their community project ideas to PPCF in order to receive project dollars, ranging from $500 to $5,000. The foundation is especially interested in funding projects in the following areas: food and community; economic strength/development; and arts, music, and cultural resources. Don’t see a focus area or dollar amount that fits your idea - who cares - apply anyway - what’s the worst that could happen?

Quit talking about making a difference, and actually start improving your community. Do your part to make Colorado Springs rock; turn your great idea into a community project; and apply for an ingenuity grant. For more info check out: http://www.ppcf.org/IngenuityGrantsOverview

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