We are pleased to welcome Lincoln Ell as the new WomenGive Program Coordinator! In her role, Lincoln provides one on one support to WomenGive scholarship applicants and recipients as well as facilitates the WomenGive scholarship application process. Lincoln Ell came to us from the CSU School of Social Work as the WomenGive Intern in January 2020.
After a semester filled with many unexpected changes amidst a pandemic with online learning, school closures and a spike in Emergency Assistance requests, Lincoln Ell rose to the occasion and provided critical support to single mothers in our program navigating changes in childcare availability and unexpected financial strain due to job loss, access to resources and other challenges. She quickly learned the online scholarship application platform and provided outstanding support to WomenGive recipients during a spring semester like any other. After her internship and graduation from CSU in June 2020, Lincoln Ell joined United Way staff full time as the new WomenGive Program Coordinator. Join us in welcoming Lincoln! Read on to learn more about her vision for her new role:
“Community engagement has always been a passion of mine, and working at United Way has only created more drive and interest in being a part of the change that I can make as a community member. I started at United Way as a WomenGive intern through the social work program at Colorado State University. I graduated from CSU with a Bachelors in Social Work and Fine arts. I have always been eager to address needs in my community and I could not have imagined fitting in so well and loving working with these amazing women. I worked with families and youth in the non-profit community sector before working with United Way and I am so excited to continue that work and grow in this position. Throughout my work with under-recognized populations, I have realized that they face barriers restricting them from self-sufficiency and a society constructed for the nuclear family. I am grateful to be in a position of case management, community outreach, and a hopeful change for our community. The WomenGive Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a generational accomplishment but also to work with like-minded individuals who are part of a substantial impact to the community.”
“I was born and raised in Loveland Colorado and have attended Colorado State University for the past 5 years. When I am not at work, I am very active whether I am hiking, biking, or kayaking. I love being outside and in the mountains exploring the beautiful state of Colorado or traveling and seeing new places. Any free time I have, I spend making jewelry, taking photographs or being with my family. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of a community with warm and inspiring people.”