The innovative CSC3 model integrates the arts and restorative practices, and aligns with nationally recognized standards, definitions, tools, and resources in the field. 

CSC’s diverse team of consultants bring a breadth of perspective and experience to our work. This enables our team to tailor each project and be responsive to the unique needs and goals of our clients and community partners. Read on to learn about our current programs and services, and don’t hesitate to reach out for more information.  

Community Cypher

Creative Strategies for Change is proud to present “Community Cypher”, an energy packed celebration of intentional art and connection happening every third Thursday at 6:30pm. This is a call for people of any age to join in a space of solidarity and exchange. Part open mic, part party, part workshop all focused on enjoying brave creative space together. Come dance, vent, sing, share poems, and get involved in the community conversation. Or just come vibe and witness the greatness being shared! This event is all ages. A donation of $5-20 is suggested, all are welcome! Your donations of any size keep this programs open and accessible to all! Community Cypher occurs monthly and is donation based.

Mental Health Mondays

Utilizing music, freewriting and other tools to foster a space of rejuvenation in Mental Health Monday. For an hour and a half, 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. Fourth Monday of the month on Facebooklive stream at 5:30pm

Facilitator Workshop 

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.

Saturday writer’s collective

Be in community with a range of different writers who all gather for the same goal: to enrich the community with the craft of writing and giving space for community to be heard. Join this group virtually for two hours each Saturday morning from the comfort of your own zoom! This program is completely free, however donations are always welcomed and accepted. This Bi-monthly class is taught by Justy Robinson and takes place on second and fourth Saturdays from 9am-11am.

Social Imagination

Social Imagination performance of “Reckoning” photo by EB PIXS

Social Imagination is an annual interactive performance and civic dialogue. Composed of CSC Facilitating Artists, the performance draws upon diverse performing arts from the African diaspora, such as West African music and dance, hip hop, and spoken word, as well as applied theater and multimedia. This dynamic theatrical performance weaves together personal narratives and social justice concepts related to the intersections of race and gender. The original interactive performance is an exploration of identity, race, gender, oppression, and liberation. Social Imagination engages the audience in civic dialogue, reflection and analysis, deepening understanding across differences, and inspiring informed action. Social Imagination happens annually and is registration-based.

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