What does home look like for 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 that question 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 Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado.
“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 of Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Take a tour of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum and hear a special writing from Seth Willis of Garage Sale Theater on this episode of Weld Found; all while exploring joy.
This show highlights four incredibly courageous women: Rattlesnake Kate (local Weld County legend), Neyla Pekarek (formerly of The Lumineers), Katie Shilts (Women’s Fund Board President), and Mary Claxton (of the band Trash Cat).
Did you know Monday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day and commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment? This amendment gave women the right to vote. So it's an excellent time to release episode 2 of the Weld Found Podcast, titled “Courageous Women and the County that Loves Them”.
This is a good one. Share it with someone who needs some enCOURAGEment.
“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 what you hear and come away with new approaches to living in community.
Also, you’ll hear a segment from city of Greeley Mayor, John Gates.
When I was 9, I got locked in our garage.
This five minute story tells how I got out and compares this experience to where we are in today's culture: living in an age of social isolation and disconnection.
How do we get out of the garage and begin to belong in community?