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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.

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.

Intern Blog Series: Brandee Lantz's Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Brandee Lantz filled Julie and Spencer Penrose in on the condition of their repurposed home as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to dine with them in person. Her experience guiding visitors through the Penrose House this past summer made her well-equipped to enlighten the couple on what has become of their humble abode.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 15, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Intern Blog Series: Emma Walker's Meal with the Penroses

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 27, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Intern Blog Series: Chase McCleary's Meal with the Penroses

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:

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 9, 2019, 9:57 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.

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