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It's All in the Family

Tania Jordet, an Administrative Assistant at El Pomar, shares her experience starting a job at the Foundation and connecting with the local nonprofit community.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 13, 2020, 4:32 p.m.

Andrew's Farewell to the Fellowship

Andrew Schwartz, member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, describes his post-Fellowship plans and reflects on what he learned during his time at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 5, 2020, 10:19 a.m.

Defining Community Engagement in its Many Forms

Shelby Pauka, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores her experiences with community engagement, which she defines as determining the needs of a community through asking questions and inviting participation as opposed to making decisions about communities without input.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 29, 2020, 1:24 p.m.

Prescriptions for a Healthier Colorado Springs

El Pomar’s Pikes Peak Heritage Series, in partnership with Colorado Health Foundation, hosted a series titled Pikes Peak Outdoors: Prescriptions for a Healthier Colorado Springs and summarized the events' discussions in a report.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 22, 2020, 3:56 p.m.

Five Lessons We've Learned About Funding Mental Health

El Pomar's North Regional Council shares five key lessons from funding in mental health. In sharing these lessons, the Council hopes others considering funding in mental health have an additional resource as they strive to make an impact in this critically important area.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 16, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

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.

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