Jennifer Dodd, Associate Vice President and Director of Leadership Programs at El Pomar, outlines five strategies for creating meaningful leadership and professional development experiences that she has prioritized during her time managing the Fellowship program.
Kayla Shock, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, expresses her excitement to learn more about the issues affecting Colorado and to serve communities across the state. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Kayla had the opportunity to see the impact of El Pomar's grant dollars, and now she is directly involved in the Foundation's philanthropic work.
As 2nd Year Fellow Janni Conrad concludes her work with the Pikes Peak Regional Council, she reflects on several news stories that have influenced the way she thinks about the Council’s focus area of veterans’ homelessness and veterans’ homelessness prevention.
Tim Jenkins, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, learned the power of being direct while handling a challenging situation as a camp counselor in New Hampshire. He continues to use leadership lessons from camp to inform his work as a Fellow.
Several alumni from the El Pomar Fellowship share their favorite parts of this program and how it influenced their personal and professional journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.