2017 El Pomar intern Bethany Salgado reflects on how she has been able to learn from others by sitting down with the people she meets in order to ask about their experiences, hear their stories, and absorb their advice.
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.
Looking back on a Karl E. Eitel Grant Recipient and the impact their mentorship program has on kids throughout the San Juan region.
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.
Peetz School dominated at this year's firefighting-themed Golden Plains BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Challenge, held Saturday at Northeastern Junior College.
Liz Jefferson reflects on her father, Pastor Emeritus James H. McMearn, and his induction into the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room.
One of Colorado's most iconic 19th century silver mines in need of repairs is getting a helping hand from El Pomar Foundation.
2017 Mandela Washington Fellow Ibrahim Conteh shares his experiences in the United States and with El Pomar Foundation.
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.
Center for Restorative Programs, Kit Carson Rural Development, and Project Angel Heart were honored at El Pomar's 2017 Awards for Excellence Ceremony in Black Hawk, CO.
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.
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.
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.
Lucas Huffman, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado-Pikes Peak