Founded in 1987, by Liz Loescher, The Conflict Center has grown from an idea in the basement of her house to a long-standing nonprofit located in Sunnyside neighborhood dedicated to providing practical skills and training to address everyday conflict through relationship building. While our programs and offerings have evolved over time, The Conflict Center remains steadfast in its commitment to being at the center of nonviolence in families, schools, workplaces and communities.
For over 30 years, The Conflict Center has been providing programs to Denver and throughout Colorado. Through our youth and adult classes and conflict management workshops, we empower individuals to see and use conflict as an opportunity to grow, learn, and create positive change in their lives. We partner with schools to foster a community of inclusion, where students feel safe to be themselves. We shift school culture to build nurturing, positive relationships, and to implement a restorative culture where students are held accountable within the school community, making punitive discipline the exception rather than the norm. At The Conflict Center, we believe that all of us are capable of and responsible for building healthy relationships in our homes, schools, congregations, workplaces, and communities.
In keeping with our values, The Conflict Center is committed to inclusion and equity and to social justice in the elimination of organizational structures and actions that oppress, exclude, limit, or discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, status as an officer or enlisted members of the military forces, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome all who share our mission and vision. We are committed to providing our services to all people where individual differences are respected and valued.
The tools and policies that we advocate for in schools and communities are applicable in all facets of life. The Conflict Center believes these same tools are also important and beneficial in home environments.