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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.

Doug's Farewell to the Fellowship

Doug Palmer, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, reflects on his growth at the Foundation as he completed challenging and meaningful work that supported his professional development. Doug looks forward to continuing his time at El Pomar as the Deputy Director of Regional Partnerships.

by El Pomar Foundation, the July 7, 2020, 9:54 a.m.

Erin's Farewell to the Fellowship

Erin Kerr, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, details her post-Fellowship plans and highlights the importance of the skills, experiences and opportunities she has been afforded through the Fellowship.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 12, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

The Gift of Giving Back

Elizabeth Hoffner, the Deputy Director of the Fellowship at El Pomar Foundation, reflects on how growing up in the San Luis Valley has shaped her moral and ethical beliefs, and the communities here will always serve as a welcoming home no matter where she lives next.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 9, 2020, 11:19 a.m.

Using My Past to Inform the Present

Ulises Flores, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, describes how he draws from his experience on the receiving end of philanthropic efforts to relate to the communities he works with while at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 4, 2020, 8:46 a.m.

Andrew's Farewell to the Fellowship

Andrew Schwartz, member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, describes his post-Fellowship plans and reflects on what he learned during his time at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 5, 2020, 10:19 a.m.

Defining Community Engagement in its Many Forms

Shelby Pauka, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores her experiences with community engagement, which she defines as determining the needs of a community through asking questions and inviting participation as opposed to making decisions about communities without input.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 29, 2020, 1:24 p.m.

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.

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