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The Complexity of Success

El Pomar staff engaged with Kurt Wilson, Ph.D. in Evaluation, to work with the staff to “strengthen feedback systems to identify clear and measureable outcomes and compile and distribute data in a useful format.”

by Samantha Albert, the May 4, 2016, 1:20 p.m.

Firefly Autism, Prognosis: Hope

Firefly Autism’s mission is to transform the lives of children with autism and empower their families. Working in Denver and the Western Slope, Firefly Autism provides intensive therapy and intervention services for more than 200 children and their families. Their work helps children develop a lifelong love of learning and the skills to interact meaningfully with their communities.

by Garrett Mayberry, the May 3, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

Working, Risking, and Dreaming for Southeast Colorado

At Lamar Community College, students can utilize the now upgraded computer lab to once again drive innovation and improve their community in a new technological landscape.

by Nathan Mackenzie, the April 27, 2016, 8:43 a.m.

In Pursuit of Achievement

Growing up a young athlete in Lakewood, Colorado, the Manitou Incline was the pinnacle of training for any and every sport imaginable. Fabled as an almost untouchable feat, the Incline—approximately 2,745 wooden railroad ties/steps stretching 2000 vertical feet in less than a mile—was the most intimidating training challenge.

by Eric Hopfenbeck, the April 21, 2016, 4:38 p.m.

Broad Philanthropy

Most people would connect El Pomar Foundation's mission directly to philanthropy. But how has our society’s understanding of philanthropy shifted over the last 75 years?

by Nathan Mackenzie, the April 18, 2016, 12:51 p.m.

Purple Mountains Majesties… Reflection In the Rockies

As I made my way to work, my normal route, I couldn’t help but be captivated by the mountains. The national anthem came to mind, “Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesties…” I imagined Katharine Lee Bates, who originally titled the poem “Pikes Peak,” waking up early on a winter morning to pen these immortal words.

by Allie Romo, the April 6, 2016, 7:33 a.m.

10 Hours and 38 Minutes in the Grand Canyon

It was late May, but the morning air was frigid on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. I was excited but nervous about what lay ahead of me. Our challenge: hiking from the south rim to the north rim in one day.

by Charlie Andrews, the March 30, 2016, 8:23 a.m.

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