Debbie Kelley, The Gazette
Wayne Heilman, The Gazette
Rachel Riley, The Gazette
Billie Stanton Anleu, The Gazette
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?
Jacob Klopfenstein, The Journal
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.
Through gaining the input of educational experts and stakeholders in the region, Thayer Tutt and the Southwest Regional Council were able to identify early childhood education as a means to reduce future societal costs.
All current grantees and organizations who would like to apply must register their organization in the new system
In the two internships I’ve had since my first year of college, working in the Colorado state legislature and now at El Pomar Foundation, improving Colorado’s well-being has been the foremost objective of both institutions. Both work toward the betterment of Colorado, although they utilize extremely different means. When I first came to El Pomar I had a question in the back of my mind: who’s better at it?