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Rebuilding Agency: The Inn Between of Longmont, Inc.

Affordable housing, case management, life skills, financial management, and parenting support all play a critical role in rebuilding a sense of hope and agency in people facing homelessness. Since 1993, “The Inn Between of Longmont” has brought homelessness to an end for many in the St. Vrain Valley community.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 14, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Business input wanted for school grants

The Northeast Colorado Post-secondary and Workforce Readiness Partnership is seeking input from local businesses to help rural school districts in Northeastern Colorado secure grants.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 1, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

My Father: Impact and Induction

Liz Jefferson reflects on her father, Pastor Emeritus James H. McMearn, and his induction into the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 27, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

Impact at All Levels

Two miles up a dirt road from the small town of Chicaman, Guatemala lays the secluded community of Chitas, nestled between dense forest and coffee plantations that hug the surrounding cliffs. The community consists of a school, chapel and dirt floor huts which house up to eight people and are smaller than the average American living room. They are furnished with, modest kitchens and perhaps a cot. Rain and a wood-burning stove serve as the water source and furnace. Life in Chitas is not glamorous.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 17, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

It's a Marshmallow World: Reflections on ACYPL

On a mild November night in the suburbs of Denver, nine Botswanans, Namibians, and South Africans found themselves huddled around the warm glow of a backyard campfire, roasting marshmallows into tragically blackened sugar crisps. “So tell us, Garrett, why exactly are these sweets called s’mores?” asked Nangula, a public policy researcher from Namibia.

by Garrett Mayberry, the Aug. 2, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Medicine Horse Center - Horses Helping People

Horses are gentle beings that often incite powerful emotional reactions in humans; people seem to love them or fear them. Love and fear are two emotions at the heart of many of life’s greater issues. Herd animals are often considered naturally empathetic. Empathy helps create a relationship between horse and rider in which both become attuned and yield to the other. The Medicine Horse Center combines the psychological and therapeutic benefits of working with horses with a mental health staff of licensed therapists to offer Equine therapy.

by Haley Griffis, the July 7, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Life is Too Short

The two of us were in our last semester of college and our conversation left me thinking about what a truly purposeful life might look like. How can I pursue this “purposeful life” post-graduation to avoid my fear of accepting monotonous jobs meant only to pay off student loans? I was suddenly asking myself a question this inexperienced 22 year old wasn’t ready to answer.

by Hillary Stefanec, the July 5, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

At Half-Past Three, a Single Bird

Every March, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Monte Vista, Colorado, to spend six weeks resting before continuing their northward migration, a spectacle which draws tourists from across the globe and causes the population of Monte Vista to nearly double in size. So how did I find myself driving along a dirt road scouring the landscape for a single bird?

by Mari Tanabe, the June 23, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

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