August 18 at 2pm Summer Workshop #3 The Long Run: Goals and Strategies for Winning

Social movements aspire to make change. But what does that change look like and how do we get there? This workshop will focus on envisioning goals from the mundane to the revolutionary, implementing strategies to reach those goals and identifying effective tactics that have been used by successful activists around the world.

Nuts and Bolts: Building Power through Effective Organization

The Chinook Center will host a workshop on ways to build effective organization on July 21 at the UCCS Downtown campus located at 102 S Tejon St., Suite 105 A. Social change groups are often driven by passion for a cause rather than a passion for structure and process. Learn how to turn that activist Read more about Nuts and Bolts: Building Power through Effective Organization[…]

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[…]