For decades awareness has been increasing about the importance of early childhood development. Research abounds with data showing the correlation between well designed, positive influences on young children and their ultimate overall success in school and beyond.
Chris Kennedy, the new Regional Broadband Project Director hired by Region 10, brings over 25 years of experience in integrating telecommunication technology systems and developing successful models of implementation. His position is funded in part by a $75,000 grant awarded to Region 10 by the San Juan Regional Council
In the last eight years alone, Colorado Mesa University has nearly doubled its student enrollment. The high level of matriculation, while a good thing for the university and education in the state of Colorado, created strain on many spaces on campus, especially Tomlinson Library.
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El Paso County Public Health announced as the lead agency in a community-led initiative to strengthen Southeast Colorado Springs.
Imagine you are trapped in your car, overnight, in the midst of a forty degree below zero blizzard. Which item is most important for your survival: hubcaps, a knife, or beef jerky?
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As a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow in the Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative, I am one among 1,000 Fellows accepted from a pool of more than 49,000 applicants. After six weeks of studies in leadership, entrepreneurship and business at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, I I have been lucky to be placed at El Pomar, a “Foundation for Colorado,” where I learned how conversation in the community can prepare leaders to take action.
Since 2012, El Pomar Foundation has donated $40,000 towards the business partnership plan.
Ginni Hill and Julia Lawton, the Fellows working with the Southwest Regional Council, have a stronger affiliation with their region than most El Pomar Fellows. From Cortez and Durango, respectively, the two share their gratitude and reflect on the unique opportunity to contribute in their home communities through El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships Program.
“Understanding the current state of affairs in a community is essential for understanding success in the future.”
Already two years down the line, Tamara Volz, Executive Director of The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County, notes the multiple benefits the Southwest Early Childhood Regional Collaborative has provided for organizations throughout the region.