Emerging Leaders Development Program
                              in Partnership with Center for Nonprofit Excellence

El Pomar Emerging Leaders Program began in 2001 to help develop the wealth of diverse leadership potential within southern Colorado. The program identifies and encourages current and emerging ethnic minority leaders to embrace broad-based community involvement, civic engagement and service on boards and commissions. The program is a collaborative effort with El Pomar Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  Read more about our mission and goals...

Native American Advisory Council

The program aims to accomplish its goals through community leadership development programs in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, and minority-focused community organizations. It offers community leadership development training and outreach activities that extend into the broader community. El Pomar also provides scholarships for selected individuals to take part in these leadership programs.

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ELD Participants Survey


Please take the latest Emerging Leaders Participant Survey. Your input will aid us in the continued improvement of this program 

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Civic Engagement Profiles


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Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia Presents U.S. Flag to 2015 MEP Honoree Ernest House Sr.'s Family