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Five Ways to Provide Meaningful Leadership Development

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 2, 2020, 11:06 a.m.

Connection through Service: Giving Back to Colorado

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the March 9, 2020, 1 p.m.

Reflections on Veterans' Homelessness in the Pikes Peak Region

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 14, 2020, 10:23 a.m.

On Being Direct

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 12, 2020, 4:20 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.

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.

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.

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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