Another Technology Grant

Chinook Center received a $5,000 grant for data services from a corporation that wishes to remain anonymous, one of the largest providers of data services in the world. Chinook will use the grant to support clients in creating and maintaining data services for their organizations and projects. This grant is in addition to the $3,500 Read more about Another Technology Grant[…]

Alexander Film Company

The Chinook filmshowing this evening was fascinating. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a short film on an interesting chapter in Colorado Springs history. Alexander Industries was at one time the largest employer in the city. Alexander Film Company was at one time the largest producer of commercial films in the country. Alexander Aircraft was Read more about Alexander Film Company[…]

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[…]

Local History Film Showing

Chinook Center will host a film showing and documentary film-making skill share on June 27 at 6 pm in Room 302 of the UCCS University Center. Watch a locally produced and filmed short documentary on the history of The Alexander Film Company of Colorado Springs, once the world’s largest maker of commercial film clips. The Read more about Local History Film Showing[…]

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[…]

Welcome

Welcome to the Chinook Center! The Colorado Springs Chinook Center provides a co-working and event space for Pikes Peak area non-profits and low resource grassroots organizations focused on civil rights and social justice. The idea for the center grew out of need locally for working, meeting, storage and event spaces for small grassroots organizations that, Read more about Welcome[…]