Archive for April, 2011

Reflections on TEDx Mile High

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Libbey Davis

What connects a cowgirl environmentalist, a social worker performance poet, and a Kenyan cadet at the United States Air Force Academy? If one only looks at their job descriptions—not much.

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Running a Social Enterprise from a Dorm

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Stephanie South
Jacob Sager, a third-year student at the University of Denver and one of El Pomar’s Student Leadership Experience Scholars, is just your average college kid. He is majoring in international business with minors in marketing and leadership studies. He has been heavily involved on campus throughout his college career but is currently focusing his efforts on Global CaféNation—the social enterprise he started out of his dorm room freshman year.

Like I said, just your average college kid.

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SLE Scholars Experience Grantmaking

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

On Saturday, April 16, thirty college students who are part of El Pomar’s Student Leadership Experience gathered in Colorado Springs for the Spring Retreat, the third and final retreat the Scholars participate in as a part of the program.

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El Pomar Fellow Experiences CAF IV’s Impact on Her Hometown Firsthand

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Stephanie South

I grew up on the Western Slope, and, believe it or not, I did actually live on a street with a name that contains a letter and a fraction.

I don’t live there anymore, but my parents do. And that smaller but rapidly expanding region still holds a very dear place in my heart. Fortunately, every so often, through the Regional Partnerships program at El Pomar, I have the opportunity to travel home to Grand Junction. My most recent trip across the mountain was a stark reminder of how hard things are there—and how hard people are working to address the complex needs. (more…)

Photos from Health and Safety Days in Fremont County

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Recognition of Judy Lohnes

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Photos from First Bach-Skorman Debate

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Colorado Springs mayoral candidates Richard Skorman and Steve Bach squared off in their first debate on Friday, as a standing-room only crowd of 400 packed the Penrose House Pavilion. (more…)

Six CAF IV Grants Distributed in Mesa County

Friday, April 8th, 2011

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Fellowship Alum Brings TED to Denver

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Stephanie South

In October 2010, El Pomar Fellowship alumnus Jeremy Duhon was named one of Colorado’s top 25 most influential young professionals by ColoradoBiz Magazine. In a few days, Duhon will demonstrate why he made the list when TEDxMileHigh makes its debut at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

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