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Let Us Work Together

Jonathan Royal, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explains his perspective on service through the experiences he had directing a youth center in a low-income neighborhood. To Jonathan, service is about building bridges across divisions and healing wounds through mutual connection.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 3, 2019, 7:58 a.m.

Intern Blog Series: Max Blackburn's Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Max Blackburn discusses the more recent work of El Pomar with Spencer and Julie Penrose as if he was able to travel 82 years into the past to lunch with them in person. Work as the Award for Excellence Intern and interactions with El Pomar staff ignited his interest in serving Colorado communities post-graduation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 2, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Resilience in the Rwandan Army

Hannah Grace, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, reflects on how her Army ROTC cultural exchange program with the Rwanda Defense Force has informed the style of leadership she hopes to emulate.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 25, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Lake County Wins the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Learn more from High Country Regional Trustee Dave Palenchar about the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize, the excellent work of Lake County and how the High Country Council's grantee partner played a role.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 21, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Signs of a Financially Successful Nonprofit

When deciding to join a board, making a personal contribution or recommending a grant, a variety of signs can indicate the financial health of a nonprofit organization. El Pomar’s Chief Financial Officer Elaine Martinez highlights a few of these financial and managerial indicators and how they provide insights to the organization’s well-being.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 15, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

The Language of Leadership

Sam Hinkle, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores a formative leadership experience while helping run an annual restoration workshop in the Valle Vidal of northern New Mexico. This role helped him formulate what kind of leader he wants to be looking forward.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 8, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Empty Stocking Fund: 35 years of giving

Empty Stocking Fund sparks the giving spirit of the Pikes Peak Region to benefit local nonprofits serving neighbors in need.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 5, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Lessons from Rural Colorado

El Pomar Fellowship alumnus Matt Nuñez reflects on the economic evolution of rural Colorado given his past experience with the Telluride Foundation and his current position as an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Glenwood Springs.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 18, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Intern Blog Series: Brandee Lantz's Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Brandee Lantz filled Julie and Spencer Penrose in on the condition of their repurposed home as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to dine with them in person. Her experience guiding visitors through the Penrose House this past summer made her well-equipped to enlighten the couple on what has become of their humble abode.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 15, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

New city park on the Rio Grande

The City of Alamosa along with Western Rivers Conservancy just added a 203-acre riverfront park to the city’s open space offerings.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 3, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

USA Diving is moving to Colorado Springs

USA Diving Inc. has announced it will be moving its national office from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs in the fourth quarter of this year.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 26, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

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