What would it feel like to travel on a rocket ship, burst through the atmosphere, and then get a long, life-changing glimpse of Earth? In this 5 minute opening story for our season 2, we revisit the big ideas behind Weld Found by exploring the “overview effect”; a phenomenon felt by so many astronauts.
The Community Foundation began taking applications for scholarships in November of 2019. Applications from students have been coming in steadily, but there are now only 2 weeks left before the deadline. Please spread the good word and let potential college-bound people know about this great opportunity. There are scholarships for traditional and non-traditional students alike! […]
In celebration of Colorado Gives Day this episode of Weld Found features moving stories of generosity and connection for this season 1 finale. Enjoy a behind the scenes tasting at Weldwerks Brewing Co, a patrol of the Greeley Police Department’s Santa Cop, surprising Black Friday workers with YFC’s Bake of Love, and more. Give to a Weld […]
How do you view prostitution and the women involved in it? In this episode we interview the founder of Free Our Girls, a nonprofit that helps women escape the sex trade. You’ll hear Megan Lundstrom’s incredible story of her own escape and then development of research that is changing our court systems for the better. […]
When Magic Happens (pictured above is the sponsor list for the luncheon) The Weld Community Foundation celebrated its annual luncheon on October 22nd. It recognized donors (as well as community leaders, nonprofits, and businesses) for the true magic they create when they “spread the good”. Rand E. Morgan, CEO and President of the Foundation, gave highlights of the […]
How do you hope to be remembered? What would you like your legacy to be? Join our tour of Linn Grove Cemetery as we stroll through stories of history, heritage, and intrigue in this most recent episode of Weld Found.
What does home mean to you?What would it look like to make a new home, in a new place, if you had to leave? In this episode we ask those questions and also find that becoming a welcoming community has a drastic impact on our area’s economics, culture, and connectivity. Join us as we tour the place that does welcoming best:The […]
“We found joy here during the hardest time in our lives; a time when we were the most busy, most stressed. We would walk through the door on a Saturday and would breathe a sigh of relief. First, through the eyes of my daughter and then I fell in love too.” – Michelle Kempema, CEO […]
Did you know August 26th is Women’s Equality Day and commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment? The day actually celebrates a 100 year centennial in 2020. What an excellent time to release episode 2 of the Weld Found Podcast, titled “Courageous Women and the County that Loves Them”. This show highlights four women from Weld […]
“We have the entire equation backwards.” -Dr. Josh Packard, Sociologist What if we are approaching community all wrong? And our backwards approach could be creating more loneliness than connection? In episode 1 of Weld Found we have an inciting conversation with Dr. Packard about belonging in this age of social isolation. You’ll be surprised by […]