To create an inviting and energetic place where people come together to teach, learn, and share ideas, knowledge, resources and skills.

To promote social, cultural, educational and artistic activities that enhance the quality of our lives and strengthen community in Durango.

To restore and preserve the original character of The Smiley Building, while adapting it for the modern needs of a 21st century community center using the latest technologies in solar power, conservation and environmentally-responsible construction techniques.