CSC is a grassroots organization based in Denver, CO with a mission to mobilize arts and education for social justice. CSC is rooted in racial equity. Our diverse team of artists and educators work with schools, organizations, and communities providing an array of programs and services including: consulting and professional development, community events and workshops, interactive presentations, performances and assemblies, and youth enrichment, and leadership residencies.
Covid-19 has created significant challenges for CSC programs and income, generous donors and volunteers have supported us through the initial phases of this transition, allowing us to keep our programs alive, accessible, responsive, and sustainable.
We are an organization rooted in community, by community, for community. Individual donations are critical to grassroots nonprofits like CSC. Generous contributions of all sizes are a big part of the reason we are still standing, and making an impact at the end of a tumultuous year.
Every aspect of our work utilizes the CSC 3 Model integrating: social justice frameworks, arts engagement, and restorative practices. At the core, this innovative approach facilitates meaningful social change, and nurtures individual and collective health and wellbeing in the process.
Every dollar goes directly toward innovative, wellness centered community and youth programs.
CSC grew out of a series of circles and participatory action research related to race, education, and the arts in Denver, Boulder, and Albuquerque in 2011 and 2012. Communities called for increased education, dialogue, training, and organizing for social and racial justice. With the insight and accountability of an expert advisory team, co-founders developed an integrated model for creating long term, community wide impact, integrating the "CSC 3": Social Justice Frameworks, Arts Engagement, and Restorative Practices. In 2013, CSC became an official 501(c)3 and a community partner with Denver Public Schools. We have been building community and youth programs and professional development and consulting services in Denver, and across Colorado and the US ever since.
Middle School Applied Theater
"I learned about culture. I also learned about teamwork. I also learned about how people are different and how we can appreciate that. I also learned that I can express myself in front of others and be proud of who I am. I also learned that people can have a different perspective than you but it's okay."
CSC 3 Facilitator Workshop
"I can't tell you how many times I have referenced this experience..fabulous workshop"
"Very informative and necessary. Very well put together and understood. It's an absolute relief to know that we are embracing these things head on and effectively. I feel honored to be a part and wouldn't have missed it for the world."
"Very informative, insightful, and uplifting. Loved the energy and incorporation of the arts. The facilitators did a great job!"
Social Imagination: Stories for Change
"Your performance was absolutely amazing and moving. You all seem very dedicated and honest about the message. It made me feel connected and ready to make a move towards change."