Trainings and Civic Engagement Opportunities


Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded more than $445,000 through more than 330 scholarships. Fill out the scholarship application to applyFind out if you quality for an El Pomar ELD program full-tuition scholarship to complete the following community leadership development programs: 

  • Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program 
  • Leadership Pueblo 
  • Colorado Springs Leadership Institute  
  • Center for Creative Leadership Community Leadership Program 
  • ELD’s Leadership Plenty 
  • Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Board Governance 

In addition to scholarship support, ELD invites you to learn about opportunities available through the Colorado Nonprofit Association and other community partners.  

Click below to learn more about how to apply for an ELD scholarship. Have you received an ELD Scholarship? Need to complete the ELD Scholarship Final Report? Click the link below.  

Scholarship Information for Leadership Programs

ELD participants are encouraged to become civically engaged and have a voice in the communities they serveSee below for a list of Colorado Boards and Commissions and our partner youth development programs, where there may be available board/commission service positions or volunteer opportunities 

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Partner Youth Development Programs: Volunteer Opportunities:

Multicultural Youth Leadership Initiative for Excellence (MYLIFE): An eight-month program for 8th grade students in both Pueblo City Schools and Pueblo District 70. The project’s mission is to create a leadership experience for Pueblo youth of all ethnic heritages that enhances civic engagement, fosters leadership, encourages education and promotes career and professional development. To get involved contact 

UCCS Pre-Collegiate Program “The College Experience:” An academic program for college-bound high school students in the Pikes Peak region designed to motivate and prepare first generation and military-dependent students. To get involved contact or 719-255-3239.