New Board Member

Chinook welcomes Alexander Archuleta to its board. Alex is a native of Colorado Springs with deep family and community ties to the Pikes Peak Region and San Luis Valley. Alex brings with him many years of social justice and political organizing experience specializing in face-to-face citizen mobilization campaigns for political parties, candidates, and advocacy groups Read more about New Board Member[…]

Chinook Center in the Community

Board Member Jared Benson gave a speech at High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist on Sunday, May 26th. His speech, titled “Affecting Social Change” was well-received; In High Plains words’, “History and Humanities teacher at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and at Pikes Peak Community College, Jared Benson piques our curiosity asking, ‘Within our current Read more about Chinook Center in the Community[…]

Workshop: Conflict Resolution and Building Meaningful Relationships

Chinook Center will host a workshop on conflict resolution on June 9 at 2 pm in the Columbine A room of the Penrose Library. Navigate the interpersonal dynamics of working for change and ways to prevent them from destroying your organization. Examine common issues such as clique-formation, gas-lighting, behind-the-scenes campaigns, bullying, discrimination and micro-aggressions, ghosting, Read more about Workshop: Conflict Resolution and Building Meaningful Relationships[…]

Summer Workshop Series

Chinook Center is proud to host a series of workshops this summer. The series is called How to Destroy an Organization. Attendees will study the common challenges faced by grassroots and non-profit organizations, focus on practical steps to build power in organizations and overcome problems that distract and diminish the group’s work, and practice skills Read more about Summer Workshop Series[…]

Microsoft Grant

Chinook Center received a grant for $5,000 in data services from Microsoft Corporation. As part of its program for nonprofits, Microsoft donates a variety of services and products to eligible nonprofit corporations and believes that “Digital transformation is not simply about technology. It’s fundamentally about connecting people, process, and technology to enable innovation and drive Read more about Microsoft Grant[…]

Tools for Collective Self-Governance

The Sustainable Economies Law Center in Oakland, California hosted a conference for 26 social justice organizations in March. Their goal for the conference is “to continue cultivating a collaborative space where people from different organizations can share their wisdom and insights as we collectively grow our capacity to self-govern.” They will continue to build their Read more about Tools for Collective Self-Governance[…]