"In a land of jagged peaks, open farmland, and arid desert, it's hard to question how the San Juan region boasts such hardy people." Read about Regional Fellow Trevor Zalkind's recent trip to the San Juan Region.
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
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.
Russ Baldwin, The Prowers Journal
Excellence in the air for middle schoolers: Northwest Regional Council funds support innovative summer classes
Carrie Click, Colorado Mountain College