Nonprofit Spotlight

13 Mar 2017

Local Organizations Working to Make a Difference

Winter 2016/2017

| Images: Courtesy Teton Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Jackson Hole Children's Museum, TVSEF, and ONE22


One22 sounds like a new organization but it’s actually a merger of three familiar local nonprofits that work to improve the quality of life for residents in the region.

One22 The Community Resource Center, El Puente, and the Latino Resource Center recently merged to create One22. The organization provides medical interpretation services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and helps clients navigate the financial aspects of health care. It also provides temporary financial aid to people facing unexpected circumstances, helping them regain stability. Additionally, One22 helps local Latino residents with a wide range of personalized services, including help completing tax forms and translating documents, as well as providing a hub for cultural activities. TETON VALLEY SKI EDUCATION FOUNDATION For over 30 years, the Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation (TVSEF) has served Teton Valley, Idaho, residents as the area’s nonprofit ski team. It provides affordable winter sports opportunities to kids and their families. TVSEF offers programs in Alpine racing, freeride, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing, with competitors traveling throughout the Rocky Mountain region, in addition to training on the local Nordic trails and at Grand Targhee Resort. TVSEF offers a summer mountain bike program as well as dry land training in the fall. The organization’s main goal is to help kids develop a lifelong love of winter sports, though they’ve also helped develop nationally-ranked athletes and ski professionals, including Sage Cattabriga-Alosa. TETON WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER People often call the Teton Wildlife Rehabilitation Center if they find an animal they believe may need assistance, such as a young deer curled up alone in tall grass. The center fields these calls and often ends up educating people about animal behavior and the fact many of these animals are actually safe and just awaiting their parent’s return. In addition to this type of educational work, the organization also provides public and private educational programs and is working to build community partnerships. The organization is currently seeking land where it can build a permanent facility to rehabilitate wildlife harmed by human actions and provide an internship program. Ultimately, the organization plans to incorporate a captive breeding program within 10 years to help restore endangered and threatened native species. JACKSON HOLE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Play, create, and explore at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum. The museum features hands-on, interactive exhibits for little ones including the Mountain Market Grocery Store, a magical magnet wall, wind machine, creativity studio, and a new exhibit about the Jackson Hole Airport. The museum hosts a variety of family activities, events, and programs, including after-school programs in science and art for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Preschoolers can enjoy the Imagination Detectives program where they delve into topics from dinosaurs to colors to music.
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