The Pikes Peak Community Development Initiative is designed to continue the lessons learned at El Pomar Foundation from over 20 years experience developing and operating programs and outreach efforts that effectively assist in identifying local issues of concern to direct funding and resources.
Develop a comprehensive set of grantmaking, technical assistance and capacity-building activities to address shared concerns and quality of life issues in the southeast area of El Paso County.
Build on El Pomar Foundation's active and visible role creating opportunitites through proactive philanthopy and innovative partnerships with a broad representation of leaders from civic and community-based organizations that serve the southeast area of El Paso County.
Pathways to College Readiness and Success Program
2012-13 Pathways to College Readiness and Success Workshop SeriesWednesday, October 24, 2012Workshop Session #1 at University of Colorado Colorado College (UCCS)
CRSP Student/Family Ambassadors
The CRSP Student/Family Ambassadors are assigned to a Student Learning Community for the duration of the workshop year. The program is designed for Ambassadors to provide guidance, insight, and mentorship to students. Ambassadors fulfill this role by performing activities such as:
PPCD Advisory Group
El Pomar Foundation convened a group of civic-minded professionals to provide expertise, resources, information and strategies to assist in identifying and addressing quality of life issues that impact southeast El Paso County.
The advisory group includes:
Tom Anderson – Colorado Springs Community Business Leader
PPCD Advisory Group Objective
The PPCD Advisory Group's focus is youth and educational opportunities in southeast El Paso County. The group's interest is to identify and support ways to connect students and families to post-secondary educational opportunities. The group has developed a comprehensive approach to help high school students, counselors and families learn more about scholarships, financial aid and student support services in order to successfully attend and remain enrolled in post-secondary education.
PPCD Advisory Group Goals
The Advisory Group developed and designed a college readiness and success program that will connect kids in southeast El Paso County to post-secondary educational opportunities. The action plan consists of the following elements:
The first workshop series will be held at Pikes Peak Community College on October 16, 2010 and will address self-advocay, financial literacy and college prep advising.
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