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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.

Intern Blog Series: Jordan Lobato's Meal with the Penroses

El Pomar Intern Jordan Lobato illustrates the importance of El Pomar's Regional Partnerships program for Julie and Spencer Penrose as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to connect with them in person. Jordan aspires to make a difference in her home town in the San Luis Valley, and this program has granted her the insight and the tools to spark positive change.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 5, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Enhance, Encourage, Promote

El Pomar CEO Kyle Hybl reflects on 2019 and a few ways the Foundation honored the mission of Spencer and Julie Penrose: to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 17, 2020, 1:12 p.m.

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.

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.

Helping Neighbors in Need: The Impact of the Empty Stocking Fund

Deb Mahan, Executive Director of Gazette Charities, shares how the Gazette Charities/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund raises money for 20 health and human service agencies that support those in need in the Pikes Peak region.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 11, 2019, 11:51 a.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.

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.

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.

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