The Creative Exchange

“Creative Exchange” is a new program serving ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) -Adults and Youth (Afghanistan, Ukraine, Haiti, Congo, Cuba, etc) welcomed to live in the Pikes Peak region from challenging circumstances.

We invite newcomers to explore a variety of creative activities while developing new skills, new connections to resources, and new friends. Teach some of the traditions of your country while sharing some favorite foods.  Do creative projects with excellent teachers providing culturally appropriate sessions in Poetry, Visual Art, Music, Calligraphy, Dance, Ceramics, Textile Arts, and more.  What do you like to make?  What do you want to know how to do?

Creativity unlocks inner resources for dealing with stress, solving problems, and enjoying life. When we are creative, we are resourceful, and we problem-solve in new and original ways.

This program is a collaboration of DiversifiEd Consulting and Imagination Celebration with InnerCHANGE WORKS.

DiversifiED helps culturally dynamic communities flourish by supporting Refugee, Immigrant, and Asylee integration.  Imagination Celebration connects people of all ages to the brain-stimulating, community-building, life-enhancing power of creativity by inspiring curiosity; instigating collaborations, and promoting life-long learning that helps us thrive in a changing world.  InnerChange Works designs, develops, and implements culturally congruent, sustainable, and community-based programs that meet the basic human needs of health, education, and economic opportunity. Funding from the Colorado Refugee Services Program is managed by the Rose Community Foundation. The Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP) is a program of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and is responsible for the statewide coordination of refugee resettlement.