Business input wanted for school grants
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.
Julesburg takes first in 'crossfire' firefighting robotic challenge
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.
My Father: Impact and Induction
Liz Jefferson reflects on her father, Pastor Emeritus James H. McMearn, and his induction into the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room.
El Pomar donates 11K to preserve 19th century Leadville silver mine
One of Colorado's most iconic 19th century silver mines in need of repairs is getting a helping hand from El Pomar Foundation.
"To the wise education is unlimited": Mandela Washington Fellowship 2017
2017 Mandela Washington Fellow Ibrahim Conteh shares his experiences in the United States and with El Pomar Foundation.
Impact at All Levels
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.
Efforts to help kids earns CRP El Pomar 'Award for Excellence'
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.
It's a Marshmallow World: Reflections on ACYPL
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.
Medicine Horse Center - Horses Helping People
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.
Life is Too Short
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mentor2.0 Program
Lucas Huffman, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado-Pikes Peak
The Musical Legacy of Spencer Penrose and the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
Jeff Bieri and Jake Brownell, KRCC
At Half-Past Three, a Single Bird
Every March, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Monte Vista, Colorado, to spend six weeks resting before continuing their northward migration, a spectacle which draws tourists from across the globe and causes the population of Monte Vista to nearly double in size. So how did I find myself driving along a dirt road scouring the landscape for a single bird?
Through the Curator’s Eyes: The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
El Pomar Foundation wouldn’t just pick anyone to be curator of the Penrose Heritage Museum. The ideal curator would have a vast and personal knowledge of both the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Spencer and the Penrose’s extensive collection. Having only missed a handful of races in the past 45 years, Jason Campbell, curator of the Penrose Heritage Museum, isn’t just anyone.
For a long time, I held the idea of a spectrum where corporate = bad and nonprofit = good. However earlier this year when I stumbled upon El Pomar Foundation, I was surprised to find an organization that seemed to do exactly what I had been looking for – the use of practical business principles of investment and wealth accumulation to make a tremendously positive social impact.
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