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Category Archives: Alumni News

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Alumni Spotlight: Danielle Holmes

Meet Danielle Holmes, a 2018 graduate from the Family Leadership Training Institute of Boulder County- Longmont (FLTI) whose leadership journey truly embodies the “why” behind the leadership initiative that is transforming the civic landscape of Colorado. When asked about what issues she’s tackling in her new role, Holmes is humble, saying, “It’s a wild ride […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Eva Muniz

Eva Muniz is a 2019 graduate from FLTI of Aurora. Since completing FLTI, Muniz has engaged in her community in ways she never did before. We sat down with Muniz to ask her about her leadership journey and the impact participating in FLTI had on her. FLTI of CO: Eva, you now sit on two […]

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Eagle County Grads Receive Awards

In September, 2018, two FLTI of Eagle County graduates were honored with awards at the Eagle River Youth Coalition’s (ERYC) annual Valley Tasting event. Lilly Reynolds, 16, was chosen by the Eagle County Commissioners for the Outstanding Youth of Eagle County award for her dedication and time invested in advancing Tobacco 21 legislation with the […]

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Community Spotlight: FLTI of Prowers County

In Southeast Colorado, the effects of family and community leadership are taking root, quite literally.   While creating a mural that expressed their vision for their community, youth leaders in Lamar drew attention to a community need. The HOPE Center, a youth center that provides academic supports and prevention and intervention programming, had a barren […]

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FLTI of Larimer County Partners with Fort Collins’ CityPlan

The City of Fort Collins recently asked its residents, “What do you hope Fort Collins will look like in twenty years?” launching a series of public information workshops for community members to give their vision and feedback to their City Plan process. Find out how you can get involved with City Plan! When City staff reached out […]

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Eagle County Family Leader Shares Views on Giving Back, Community Engagement

Eagle River Youth Coalition named Eagle County family leader, Fernando Almanza, their Difference Maker of the Month in March. 2018. Almanza discusses his views on community engagement in the article, saying, “A friend once told me that you always have to do more service than you are paid for, and for now I am paying […]

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November/December FLTI Briefs

Arapahoe/Douglas Alumna TiffanyNoelle Brown is Still Going Strong TiffanyNoelle Brown graduated from FLTI of Arapahoe/Douglas in 2011. Nearly seven years later, she continues to lead in her community. Brown recently wrote FLTI of Colorado, sharing some of her “micro” and “macro” leadership successes. On the individual/family level, Brown has taken on leadership positions with her […]

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When a Civic Project Goes Viral

John Chavez is a family leader. As a long-time fundraising employee of the Diocese of Pueblo, John says his eyes were opened to the many needs facing families in the Pueblo community when he transitioned to a position in the Diocese’s Pastoral Ministries office two years ago. “When I filled in at the front desk, […]

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September/October Alumni Briefs

FLTI of Larimer County Youth Leader Speaks at Bohemian Foundation’s GiveNext Event Fernando Castro, a 2016 graduate from FLTI of Larimer County, gave the keynote address for Bohemian Foundation’s GiveNext kick-off on October 4. More than 200 middle and high school students were in attendance.       FLTI of Lake County Family Leader Making Strides […]

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It takes a Village to Advance Grandparent Rights

Countless parents find themselves in need of the proverbial village to balance the various demands of childrearing. When grandparents find themselves as the primary caregivers of their grandchildren, many discover their village is in need of exponential growth to handle the complexities of parenting the second time around. In the fall of 2006, a small […]

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