In the spring of 2010, the City of Colorado Springs was facing serious budget shortfalls, which created an uncertain future for four community centers. The city invited non-profit organizations to consider partnering with them to keep the community centers open. The Center for Strategic Ministry, a 501(c)(3) that serves as a supporting organization of Woodmen Valley Chapel, submitted a proposal to partner with the city and was awarded a management contract to operate the Westside Community Center. This management agreement is currently in place and the partnership has provided a valuable asset for the Westside neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Volunteers from Woodmen Valley Chapel share God’s love as they provide their time and talent in meeting a variety of needs at the Center.