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Intern Blog Series: Katie Torres' Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Katie Torres highlights El Pomar's capacity to convene and empower local leaders for Julia and Spencer Penrose as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to dine with them in person. Her role as the Outreach Intern and work with the Emerging Leaders Development program has emphasized for Katie the importance of investing in the leadership development of community members.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 17, 2020, 12:42 p.m.

Fellowship Alumni Appreciations

Several alumni from the El Pomar Fellowship share their favorite parts of this program and how it influenced their personal and professional journey.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 3, 2020, 3:37 p.m.

Community Engagement Starts with Listening

Claire Girardeau, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, discusses how her understanding of community service has evolved over recent years. She hopes her experience as a Fellow will teach her how to channel time and resources into well-informed endeavors that address community need.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 30, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Covering Every Corner

Kathryn Benson, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, describes how her work at the Foundations has introduced her to the incredible diversity of Colorado and expresses her excitement to work with the Northwest Regional Council.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 16, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Helping Neighbors in Need: The Impact of the Empty Stocking Fund

Deb Mahan, Executive Director of Gazette Charities, shares how the Gazette Charities/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund raises money for 20 health and human service agencies that support those in need in the Pikes Peak region.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 11, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

Let Us Work Together

Jonathan Royal, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explains his perspective on service through the experiences he had directing a youth center in a low-income neighborhood. To Jonathan, service is about building bridges across divisions and healing wounds through mutual connection.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 3, 2019, 7:58 a.m.

Intern Blog Series: Max Blackburn's Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Max Blackburn discusses the more recent work of El Pomar with Spencer and Julie Penrose as if he was able to travel 82 years into the past to lunch with them in person. Work as the Award for Excellence Intern and interactions with El Pomar staff ignited his interest in serving Colorado communities post-graduation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 2, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Resilience in the Rwandan Army

Hannah Grace, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, reflects on how her Army ROTC cultural exchange program with the Rwanda Defense Force has informed the style of leadership she hopes to emulate.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 25, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Lake County Wins the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Learn more from High Country Regional Trustee Dave Palenchar about the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize, the excellent work of Lake County and how the High Country Council's grantee partner played a role.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 21, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Signs of a Financially Successful Nonprofit

When deciding to join a board, making a personal contribution or recommending a grant, a variety of signs can indicate the financial health of a nonprofit organization. El Pomar’s Chief Financial Officer Elaine Martinez highlights a few of these financial and managerial indicators and how they provide insights to the organization’s well-being.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 15, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

The Language of Leadership

Sam Hinkle, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores a formative leadership experience while helping run an annual restoration workshop in the Valle Vidal of northern New Mexico. This role helped him formulate what kind of leader he wants to be looking forward.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 8, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

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