Celebrating 80 Years - 2013, Northeastern Junior College and Morgan Community College
Education and workforce development are essential and interconnected elements for the success of a community. In the plains of northeast Colorado, Northeastern Junior College and Morgan Community College provide opportunities for students to develop valuable, meaningful skills in order to find career success and give back to the local region. From 2011 to 2014, El Pomar’s Northeast Regional Council supported business coursework and a business plan competition at each school.
Voices of the Internship - Lunch with Mrs. Penrose
If you could go to lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? 2018 intern Maddie Warren says, "Julie Penrose."
Celebrating 80 Years - 2012, Colorado Springs Fire Department Wildfire Mitigation Section
In 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire threatened thousands of homes and businesses in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. Once the fire was contained and residents were safe, the Colorado Springs Fire Department Wildfire Mitigation Section returned to its important work educating the community about best practices for wildfire mitigation and providing consultations and land management to ensure the safety of the region.
Celebrating 80 Years - Supporting Early Childcare in the North Region, 2011, United Way of Weld County Promises for Children
Since 2005 the North Regional Council has actively worked to support the well-being of northern Coloradans by leveraging the expertise of leaders from Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties. One of the Council’s first multi-year grants was to create and support an early childhood education project called “Best Start for Babies” that now operates as part of the United Way of Weld County’s Promises for Children program.
Voices of the Internship - No Place Like Home
2018 intern Kathryn Benson reflects on her journey from her backyard in Colorado Springs, to Spokane, Washington, all the way to Buenos Aires and finally back to Colorado Springs for the 2018 summer internship.
Women of Influence: Elizabeth Jefferson (McMearn)
Congratulations to El Pomar's Liz Jefferson on her recent award as one of the Colorado Springs Business Journal's 2018 Women of Influence!
Final Funds for Lunch Loop Connector Trail Received
An idea that first began in 2012 will now be able to connect Downtown Grand Junction to a beautiful trail highlighting outdoor recreation.
Voices of the Internship - A Common Goal
2018 intern Aaron Maslow contemplates the parallels between the professional world and the game of lacrosse.
Celebrating 80 Years - “Resilient Lake County,” 2010, Advocates of Lake County & Lake County Build A Generation
Lake County is known as the home to Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain range. Over the years, the well-being of the county and its communities has been a priority of the work of El Pomar’s High Country Regional Council, including grants to Advocates of Lake County and Lake County Build A Generation. The Council has been proud to support organizations working hard to improve the well-being of this uniquely beautiful and resilient part of the state.
Voices of the Internship - Crock-Pot Meals and Blue Paint
2018 intern Shelby Morgan reflects on how lifting small burdens from the shoulders of others can create meaningful impact.
Voices of the Internship - A Lesson in Determination
Kyleigh Bloyd, a member of our 2018 internship class, explores how El Pomar encouraged her leadership development and what it took to achieve her goals.
Celebrating 80 Years - 2009, American Council of Young Political Leaders
Since 1993, El Pomar Foundation has collaborated with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3), to bring emerging political leaders from around the world to Colorado. The partnership has brought more than 60 delegations from 40 countries to Colorado, and introduced over 450 participants to aspects of the Centennial State’s local government, policymaking, and politics.
Voices of the Internship - From the Top of the World
2018 intern Jack Brusa discusses his involvement in the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as he worked for the The Sports Corp over the past summer.
Celebrating 80 Years - Serving Essential Needs in Difficult Times, 2008, Care and Share Food Bank
Food insecurity can be one of the most complex issues faced by a community, with consequences that compound and exacerbate challenges in other areas like education, economic development, and public health. Founded in 1972, Care and Share Food Bank works each day toward its vision of a hunger-free southern Colorado by providing millions of pounds of food each year to partner agencies in 31 counties.
Voices of the Internship - Colorado’s Regional Team Members
2018 intern Sarah Lawton reflects on how sports and the El Pomar Internship program broadened her understanding of Colorado and its various regions.
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