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Southwest Open School honored by El Pomar grant

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Southwest Open School Director, Charlotte Wolf and board president, Uriah Hubbard

Southwest Open School has been awarded a $25,000 grant from El Pomar Foundation for its work serving at-risk and diverse students in Southwest Colorado. 

El Pomar's Awards for Excellence program recognizes Colorado's highest-performing nonprofit organizations, acrrording to a press relesae. 

SWOS applied last fall for the onetime grant. Director Charlotte Wolf and board president Uriah Hubbard accepted the award at a ceremony over the weekend in Black Hawk. 

"We really feel honored that we got this award," Wolf said. "They recognized the excellence of our program." 

The grant was somewhat unrestricted, so school officals were able to spend the money how they saw fit.  The grant will support he school's technology fund, as well as salary for a Native American youth advocate, Wolf said. The school based health clinic also benefitted from the funds, she said. 

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