El Pomar Intern Emma Walker updates Julie and Spencer Penrose on the status of their Foundation as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to chat with them person. After working in the Grants and Finance offices over the summer, she has ample exciting news to share with the couple.
The El Pomar Foundation Internship program offers valuable professional experience to continuing undergraduate students interested in the nonprofit sector. However, this summer’s Interns had a somewhat unusual experience. After a work week filled with meetings, projects and professional development trainings, the Interns prepared to leave Penrose House for some well-deserved rest. However, Friday-evening drowsiness set over them, and instead of clocking out, they accidentally pressed the “travel back in time 82 years” button. Suddenly, the Interns found themselves sharing a table with Mr. and Mrs. Spencer and Julie Penrose, who were about to delight in a delicious 1930s Depression-era meal. Naturally, Spencer and Julie asked the Interns to update them on the evolved state of El Pomar Foundation some 80 years in the future. Here is what Chase said:
2018 Intern Hannah Grace Bauman reflects on her work in the Grants Office and what it means to create positive impact.
If you could go to lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? 2018 intern Maddie Warren says, "Julie Penrose."
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.
2018 intern Aaron Maslow contemplates the parallels between the professional world and the game of lacrosse.
2018 intern Shelby Morgan reflects on how lifting small burdens from the shoulders of others can create meaningful impact.
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.