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Five Ways to Provide Meaningful Leadership Development

Jennifer Dodd, Associate Vice President and Director of Leadership Programs at El Pomar, outlines five strategies for creating meaningful leadership and professional development experiences that she has prioritized during her time managing the Fellowship program.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 2, 2020, 11:06 a.m.

A Data Driven Approach to Grant Making

The El Pomar High Country Regional Council used data to inform its funding funding decisions in the area of at-risk middle school youth. Hannah Grace, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explains how the Council used objective metrics to identify a need-based distribution of funds.

by El Pomar Foundation, the March 24, 2020, 12:44 p.m.

Connection through Service: Giving Back to Colorado

Kayla Shock, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, expresses her excitement to learn more about the issues affecting Colorado and to serve communities across the state. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Kayla had the opportunity to see the impact of El Pomar's grant dollars, and now she is directly involved in the Foundation's philanthropic work.

by El Pomar Foundation, the March 9, 2020, 1 p.m.

Reflections on Veterans' Homelessness in the Pikes Peak Region

As 2nd Year Fellow Janni Conrad concludes her work with the Pikes Peak Regional Council, she reflects on several news stories that have influenced the way she thinks about the Council’s focus area of veterans’ homelessness and veterans’ homelessness prevention.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 14, 2020, 10:23 a.m.

On Being Direct

Tim Jenkins, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, learned the power of being direct while handling a challenging situation as a camp counselor in New Hampshire. He continues to use leadership lessons from camp to inform his work as a Fellow.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 12, 2020, 4:20 p.m.

Intern Blog Series: Jordan Lobato's Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Jordan Lobato illustrates the importance of El Pomar's Regional Partnerships program for Julie and Spencer Penrose as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to connect with them in person. Jordan aspires to make a difference in her home town in the San Luis Valley, and this program has granted her the insight and the tools to spark positive change.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 5, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Enhance, Encourage, Promote

El Pomar CEO Kyle Hybl reflects on 2019 and a few ways the Foundation honored the mission of Spencer and Julie Penrose: to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 17, 2020, 1:12 p.m.

Intern Blog Series: Katie Torres' Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Katie Torres highlights El Pomar's capacity to convene and empower local leaders for Julia and Spencer Penrose as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to dine with them in person. Her role as the Outreach Intern and work with the Emerging Leaders Development program has emphasized for Katie the importance of investing in the leadership development of community members.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 17, 2020, 12:42 p.m.

Fellowship Alumni Appreciations

Several alumni from the El Pomar Fellowship share their favorite parts of this program and how it influenced their personal and professional journey.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 3, 2020, 3:37 p.m.

Community Engagement Starts with Listening

Claire Girardeau, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, discusses how her understanding of community service has evolved over recent years. She hopes her experience as a Fellow will teach her how to channel time and resources into well-informed endeavors that address community need.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 30, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

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