Trainings and Civic Engagement Opportunities


Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded more than $445,000 through more than 350 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 Strategic Leadership: Beyond A Seat at the Table (formerly known as LeadershipPlenty)

ELD Board Governance

Click below to learn how to apply for an ELD scholarship to attend these trainings or to complete your ELD Scholarship Final Report.

Scholarship Information for Leadership Programs

ELD participants are encouraged to become civically engaged and have a voice in the community they serve. See below, and to the right, for Colorado Boards and Commissions and partner youth development programs seeking volunteers. 

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Volunteer Opportunities with Partner Youth Development Programs:

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.