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1st Year Fellow Series: Mercedes' Thoughts on Acting Together to Stay Together

In the fifth blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Mercedes McCue shares how her roots as a fourth generation rancher in Eastern Colorado have informed her desire to give back, support rural development and lift up the youth in this state.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 21, 2020, 4:39 p.m.

A Year in (Virtual) Review: Behind the Screens at El Pomar

In 2020, El Pomar Foundation pivoted in many ways to meet the needs of Colorado communities while also considering the health and well-being of Foundation staff. Fellow Megan Sanders shares what it has looked like “behind the screens” of El Pomar since March 2020.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 21, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Will Keyse’s Path Back Home

In the fourth blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Will Keyse shares how his education in Denver and the Pacific Northwest, in addition to his travels to Morocco and beyond, led him to the Fellowship. He further explains his appreciation for the space to learn and grow as a professional while working with the community that he cares for deeply and that raised him.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 14, 2020, 8:03 a.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Megan Sanders' Passion for Public Service

In the third blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Megan Sanders shares how her experience with and passion for public service led her to El Pomar to support local nonprofits in their work to address some of Colorado's most pressing challenges.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 2, 2020, 1:01 p.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Adelita Aguirre’s Lessons for Supporting Community

In the second blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Adelita Aguirre shares how her volunteer roles have taught her the importance of listening, observing and asking questions to better understand and empathize with everyone she works with at El Pomar and beyond.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 16, 2020, 3:04 p.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Kacie Adair's Perspectives on Colorado

Kacie Adair is a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar Foundation. In the first post of this blog series, Kacie shares her connection to Colorado, and why she chose to work with El Pomar to support Colorado communities.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 6, 2020, 9:11 a.m.

The Regional Draw

Tim Jenkins, a 2nd Year Fellow with El Pomar and a native Marylander, describes how we was able to connect with northeastern Colorado beyond a few formal work experiences with the help of the Ring-necked Pheasant.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 7, 2020, 1:09 p.m.

Janni's Farewell to the Fellowship

Janni, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, explains how she came to terms with the fact that extensive career planning can be equally beneficial and futile and that work in the nonprofit sector is more about advocacy than accommodation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 3, 2020, 9:30 p.m.

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