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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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 6, 2018, 8:12 a.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 5, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Voices of the Internship - A Common Goal

2018 intern Aaron Maslow contemplates the parallels between the professional world and the game of lacrosse.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 30, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 30, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 21, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 21, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 20, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 20, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - Military Affairs and Support, 2007, Peak Military Care Network

Colorado Springs is home to five military installations and more than 85,000 active duty service members and their families, and Peak Military Care Network is one of the great organizations serving this population in our community. El Pomar is proud to partner with organizations like Peak Military Care Network and Mount Carmel Center of Excellence that provide essential support to those who have served or are currently serving the nation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 8, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - Regional Grants in the San Juan, 2006, Northside Health Center

El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships program began in 2003 and by 2006 Councils were established in nine rural regions across the state, including the San Juan region. Since the inception of Regional Partnerships in 2003, El Pomar has invested nearly $5 million in this region. Here, Council member Linda Gann describes the impact of a $20,000 grant on Northside Health Center, which continues to provide accessible, high quality, integrated primary health care to children and qualifying adults in the Montrose and Olathe communities.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 7, 2018, 8:22 a.m.

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