Rural Voices: Reach Your Peak Pipeline
By Desiree Moore, Director of Community Education and Summer Programs, Colorado Northwestern Community College
For any of us that work in the business of changing lives positively, we have all had those moments when we understand that our efforts do make an impact. One of these moments, oddly enough, came while I was using social media after work. Scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook, I came across a post by one of the youths I had recently come to know in our summer camp program. In her post, she stated, “I never knew college could be so much fun!” At that moment, it was evident that we were making an impact on the youth in our community.
Community Spotlight: The Truth About Southeast Colorado
By Andrea Swan, Program Manager, Rural Philanthropy Days
“Most people don’t think there is anything out here and don’t have any interest in visiting.”
“We really only get bad press out here and people often only highlight the things that are going wrong, rather than what’s going right.”
This message does nothing to lift the region up or highlight the amazing work of strong-willed leaders fiercely supporting their communities. It is time to flip the script and start telling the truth about Southeast Colorado.
Rural Voices: The Power of Community Support
Community Spotlight: Seeking Buy-In and Local Voice in Limon
Community: A word so thoroughly used in the nonprofit sector that it often fails to evoke a clear image or commonly held definition. Limon, Colorado – 100 miles east of Denver on I-70, is on the road to redefining their community. The town of 1,800 is a frequent stop for long-distance truckers and families on road trips, fittingly named the “Hub City” due to the convergence of several key transportation routes. For many of us outside the eastern plains, Limon evokes an image of looming truck stops and rows upon rows of wind turbines filling the horizon.