Summer 2023 Community ACT Institute *Registration is OPEN*

Registration for our Summer 2023 Community ACT Institute opens March 27th with the last day of registration is May 29th. This ACT program will be held in person at 2900 N Downing, Ste 1B and Ford Warren Public Library June 5th – 16th.

What is ACT? 🎨

Designed for students aged 13-18, ACT’s curricula uniquely combines the arts, social justice, and social-emotional learning, allowing teens to deeply understand themselves, their art, and the communities they interact with daily all while being paid.

Wait…did you say paid? 💰

Yes, paid! Community ACT Institute requires deep work, and participants deserve compensation for their time and artistic expertise! Participants commit to meet two hours a day after school (Monday through Friday), for two weeks and will receive a $200 stipend with the opportunity of receiving $25 extra if they attend our Community Cypher that month!

Scan the QR code or click the button below to register today!

Spring 2023 Facilitator Workshop *Registration Open*

The Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop is taking place over two weekends May 5th – 7th and 12th-13th, 2023!

Enrich your spring plans by dedicating these weekends to building wellness-centered skills for social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Registration is open for this virtual professional development opportunity! 

At this event, you’ll learn from facilitators who are experts in the fields of equity and social justice, experience facilitation techniques to utilize in your own work, family, and community. Use incredible tools to understand and navigate your own life experience, as well as build skills to successfully communicate with others around challenging topics.

This immersive, interactive, and impactful two weekend experience will grow your knowledge of self, identity, power, oppression, liberation, and the many factors that make up the context in which we live and why that all matters.

We’ll examine power, privilege, and oppression in profound ways, and also learn how to achieve the antidote: liberation!

Attendees of the workshop often leave with new friends, networking connections, and an expanded view of their own work in the world. The folks in the room tend to be from all different backgrounds, professional fields, and each person’s life path adds to the collective experience of the workshop.  For this reason, we recommend past attendees to come again– the group is different every time, and thus, so is the experience.

You’ll walk away with new creative facilitation techniques, a fresh understanding of yourself and your place in the world, knowledge of social justice and restorative practices, new language to use around tough topics, and the confidence to make your own unique mark on the world!

Here’s what some of our past attendees have said:

“I’ve been in a lot of virtual webinars, classes and meetings and I have to say this was the most engaging, thoughtful and creative experience on Zoom yet!”

“Wonderful. Deep. Creative. Thank you.”

“The workshop was phenomenal and truly a gift. The information present far exceeded my expectations in depth and clarity.”

“The artistic expression and interactive games truly highlighted concepts that I otherwise would have had a hard time explaining to constituents in classrooms.”

“Thank you so much for your creativity. Your content was wonderful, but *how* you taught the content really made an impression.”

“This was an amazing workshop! The facilitators were amazing and the experience proved to be inclusive not just across our identities, but our experiences as well.”

“All of the creative practices were meaningful and powerful from the beautiful rituals that were employed to the fun and energizing exercises and games we experienced. The sharing in circles were very meaningful and within this particular group I experienced a wonderful healing energy and beautiful expression of blended peoples voices and hearts.” 

Early Bird Rates close April 7th use promo code earlybird23 at checkout to get $50 off!

*Hiring* Operation Coordinator

Creative Strategies for Change (CSC) is a small nonprofit organization founded in 2013, in Denver, Colorado, with a mission to mobilize arts and education for social justice. Our programs include consulting and professional development, community and youth programs, and interactive performances and workshop

Job Description

The Operations Coordinator will work closely with staff and the executive team to strengthen the organizational processes, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance with legal, procedural, and funding obligations.

This position coordinates with external vendors, constituents, and community partners which invites  excellent organizational capabilities, effective communication, accounting, and project management  experience. The role will ensure the timely completion of various operational duties, such as process  development and implementation support, account management, change management, equipment  maintenance, and special projects as assigned. The Operations Coordinator will report to the Executive  Director.

Qualifications

● Passionate about Creative Strategies for Change’s mission, vision, and core values.

● Experience/ expertise with restorative justice, restorative practices, restorative circles, and systems preferred.  

● Working knowledge of book-keeping accounts payable, accounts receivable, and end-of-month reconciliation is required.  QuickBooks experience is strongly preferred. 

 One to three years of experience in administrative, operational, or nonprofit management is preferred.

● Excellent proactive planning abilities, attention to detail, large-scale problem-solving skills, and  critical thinking skills to develop strategies that help overcome organizational challenges and  enhance the organization’s growth and alignment with our mission, vision, and values.

● Preference will be given to candidates who identify with the global majority

● Demonstrated strong communication, presentation, and facilitation skills  

● Project planning, change management, and evaluation skills

● Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and video conferencing tools

 ● Able to self-manage, anticipate problems, recommend solutions, and prioritize multiple projects and competing priorities with little or no supervision.

● Flexible, innovative, highly comfortable with ambiguity, and demonstrated ability to work  independently as well as part of a team

● Undergraduate degree and a minimum of one year of relevant experience preferred; not required

● Reliable form of transportation, vehicle, and updated registration and insurance; required

 ● Ability to lift 25-50 lbs to shoulder height;  required 

Compensation

The salary range is $40,000-$52,500 Salary (based on hours worked and experience). CSC currently offers
the following benefits to all employees.

● Health Care Contributions: $400/month (FTE)

● Accrual of PTO – 2 days per month

A Decade of Decolonization – Kickoff Friendraiser

⚫ DECADE OF DECOLONIZATION⚫️

Creative Strategies for Change is celebrating 10 years of embodied decolonization work that we have been doing in community over the last decade. We are SO excited to celebrate in community with you all again during this “friend-raiser” event. Our February Kickoff will be a bit different from our previous cyphers with the inclusion of: •FEATURES • SILENT AUCTION • CATERED EVENT • OPEN MIC

Decade of Decolonization – 10 year anniversary kickoff event! Thurs, Feb 16th 6:30PM -9 PM

$5-$35 sliding scale tickets

Decade of Decolonization – 10 year KICKOFF – February “Friendraiser”

We are kicking off our 10 year anniversary at our February Community Cypher with food, vendors, a silent auction and artistic features!

Join us Thursday, February 16th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm where we will have various artists perform as well as food and vendors from the Denver community. This will be part celebration, part open mic/performances extravaganza, part fundraiser and all love filled for making it to this milestone in our organization.

This will be the first event of the year where we will celebrate the embodied decolonization work we have been doing in the community over the last decade. We are SO excited to celebrate in community with you all again during this “friend-raiser” event. This will be a ticketed event with tickets available for purchase on a sliding scale of $5 – $35.

Spring 2023 Community ACT Institute *Registration is OPEN*

Registration for our Spring 2023 Community ACT Institute opens January 4th with the last day of registration being March 6th. This ACT program will be held virtually March 13th – March 24th

What is ACT? 🎨

Designed for students aged 13-18, ACT’s curricula uniquely combines the arts, social justice, and social-emotional learning, allowing teens to deeply understand themselves, their art, and the communities they interact with daily all while being paid.

Wait…did you say paid? 💰

Yes, paid! Community ACT Institute requires deep work, and participants deserve compensation for their time and artistic expertise! Participants commit to meet two hours a day after school (Monday through Friday), for two weeks and will receive a $200 stipend with the opportunity of receiving $25 extra if they attend our Community Cypher that month!

Scan the QR code or click the button below to register today!

COLORADO GIVES DAY

CSC programs are needed more than ever during this time of unprecedented uncertainty, and escalated bias and discrimination. The arts, racial equity, and social-emotional learning are imperative for individual and collective health and wellness.

Every DOLLAR makes a difference!

CSC is looking forward to our 2023 programming in January, stay tuned on the lookout for upcoming dates!

Mental Health Monday’s- Join US to learn from each other how to cope with our Mental Health in a way that is positive and restorative!

About this event

For half an hour, people participating will receive culturally responsive facilitation honing the opportunities available for centering self and others. We are creating a culturally responsive, healing centered space where we can identify and practice utilizing healthy coping mechanisms. By utilizing arts and information, we will celebrate protecting our wellness and strategize our mental safety. This program is supported by wellness advocacy from Check Your Head, hosted by Creative Strategies for Change, and facilitated by Bianca Mikahn. A donation of $5-20 is suggested, all are welcome! Your donations of any size keep this programs open and accessible to all! Our Mental Health Mondays also occur Monthly and are donation based.

Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop: Experience healing and growth through this amazing workshop!

The Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop is taking place January 14-22, 2022!

Join us for this immersive workshop building relationships and community rooted in racial equity. Engage with incredible tools for understanding and navigating one’s life experience, and build skills to successfully communicate with others around challenging topics. This interactive and impactful experience will grow participants’ knowledge of self, identity, power, oppression, liberation, and the many factors that make up the context in which we live… and why that all matters. Folks walk away with new creative facilitation techniques, a fresh understanding of oneself within the larger world, knowledge of social justice and restorative practices, new language to use around tough topics, and the confidence to make a unique mark on the world! Our Facilitator Workshops occur quarterly and are registration-based.

What participants are saying:

“With this model, I am better able to serve my community and create opportunities and shape policies and procedures in my workplace and organization.”

“I’ve been in a lot of virtual webinars, classes and meetings and I have to say this was the most engaging, thoughtful and creative experience on Zoom yet!”

“All of the creative practices were meaningful and powerful from the beautiful rituals that were employed to the fun and energizing exercises and games we experienced. The sharing in circles were very meaningful and within this particular group I experienced a wonderful healing energy and beautiful expression of blended peoples voices and hearts.” 

“Something that has had a significant impact on me is being in a space with BIPOC folks in leadership positions and also being in a space where I am not the only or one of few BIPOC people. This has not happened many times in my life. Hearing what the BIPOC folks in this space have experienced makes me feel like what I have experienced as a WOC is real, valid, and relevant.”

To register, please go to our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169768579391

Questions? Please contact us at csc@creativestrategiesforchange.com