The Role of Connection

The Role of Connection

By Erin Porteous, CEO As we prepare to round the corner on the second half of 2020, this young decade is already permanently marked by the unrelenting cruelties at large in the world and the worry that we will ever being safe from them. COVID-19. A weakened economy...
Unshakeable

Unshakeable

By Erin Porteous, CEO We are living through a time where the very foundations that support us through the roller coaster moments of our lives – whether they be our families, our jobs, our communities, our schools or our places of worship – have been shaken. We know...
Finding True North: Our Youth of the Year

Finding True North: Our Youth of the Year

By Erin Porteous, CEO In February, I was lucky enough to be in the room as 20 of the best and brightest kids in Denver participated in our citywide Youth of the Year competition. And even though it already feels like a world away, I keep going back to that night in my...
To Bend and Not Break

To Bend and Not Break

By Erin Porteous, CEO “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.”   This quote by Jodi Picoult is one that I have been thinking about often over the past week as we collectively reckon with a growing...
Writing the Unwritten Letters

Writing the Unwritten Letters

By Erin Porteous, CEO In a month that’s filled to the brim with candy, cards and flowers, there is an underlying theme that gets to the essence of what it means to be human: showing those we love how much they mean to us. That simple beauty that comes with recognizing...
Creating Opportunity for Choice

Creating Opportunity for Choice

By Erin Porteous, CEO As I reflect on the fact that we are already three weeks into the new year, I’ve been thinking about the concept of resolutions. If it takes 21 days to form a habit, then those “work out every day” or “eat more vegetables” or “put my phone away...