Trainings and Civic Engagement Opportunities


Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded more than $445,000 through more than 330 scholarships. Scholarships are available for following community leadership development programs:

Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program and LNOW!

Leadership Pueblo

Colorado Springs Leadership Institute 

Center for Creative Leadership Community Leadership Program

ELD’s Strategic Leadership: Beyond A Seat at the Table (formerly known as LeadershipPlenty)

Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Board Governance

Click below to learn more about how to apply for an ELD scholarship for any of these programs. Have you received an ELD Scholarship and need to complete the ELD Scholarship Final Report? Click 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.