ABOUT US

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Our Vision

We envision a world in which all young people lead creative, purposeful lives.

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OUR VALUES

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Our Model

The Creative Empowerment Model combines EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, GROUP FACILITATION and ARTS-BASED PRACTICE into a framework for designing and leading transformative programs for youth and adults. Participants develop self-confidence, motivation, social and emotional competence, and leadership – proven predictors of well-being.

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ARTS-BASED PRACTICE

People thrive in arts-rich environments. Easy-to-lead activities drawn from art forms like poetry, visual arts, music, and theater to boost bonding and creativity, build motivation, and bring joy into learning.

OUR APPROACH

We achieve exponential impact by working with individuals and organizations that work directly with youth. We develop partnerships with local organizations and schools who adapt and spread the Creative Empowerment Model in their own work. This leads to a multiplier effect that increases impact.

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Our People

Deepa Narayan
Board Chair, Goa, India, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
Ian Watson
London, England
Gwyn Wansbrough
Executive Director
Nadia Chaney
Director of Training
Helena Hennighausen
US Director
Peggy Taylor
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Peggy Taylor
Seattle, WA
Nadia Chaney
Montreal, QC
Claire Gemmill
Cape Town, South Africa
Mark Cheng
London, England
Soasis Sukuweh
Toronto, ON, Canada
Wayne Silby
Kansas City, MO
Abdullah Gohar
Luxor, Egypt
David Kafambe
Kampala, Uganda
Madhu Shukla
Bangalore, India
Peter Evans
Pacific Northwest Native
Gail Davenport
Cabin John, MD
Bagonza Herman
Kampala, Uganda
Melanie Schambach
London, ON, Canada
Julia Pond
London, UK
Kathy Ellwand
Lewes, UK
Nawtej “Nuff” Dosanjh
London, England
Ibanda Mary Frances
Kampala, Uganda
Mutya Macatumpag
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Larry Black
Barcelona, Spain
Silvia Giovannoni
London, UK
Ibanda Grace Flavia
Kampala, Uganda
Xola Yoyo
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Sara Kendall
Havana, Cuba
Marta Drummond
London, England
Reid Kuennen
Seattle, WA, USA
Nilisha Mohapatra
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Stavroula (Voula) Samara
Athens, Greece
Gani Naylor
Lewes, UK
Themis Gkion
Athens, Greece
Aaron Nigel Smith
Lake Oswego, OR, USA
Cecilia Zanotti
São Paulo, Brazil
Maurits Schouten
London, England
Devon Little
Seattle, WA, USA
Devin Majkut
Seattle, WA, USA
Hanif Fazal
Portland, Oregon
Hanan Mohammed
Luxor, Egypt
Andrew Nalani
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Thandile Giyama
Cape Town, South Africa
Rupinder (Rup) Sidhu
Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Chungliang Al Huang
Gold Beach, OR
Adam Rosendahl
San Francisco, CA, USA
Susan Janow
US Program Manager
Alan Wong
Seattle, WA, USA
Brigid Tierney
Toronto, ON, Canada
Rebekka Goldsmith
Seattle, WA, USA
Kelly Terbasket
Syilx (Okanagan) Territory, Penticton, BC, Canada
Ruth Barry
Operations Manager
Donna Parsell
Administrative Assistant
Lynne Twist
San Francisco, California, USA
Khari McClelland
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Charles D. Terry, JD
Langley, Washington
Nancy Mortifee
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Thomas Arndt
Kirkland, WA, USA
Hatem El Wakeel
Luxor, Egypt
Stephanie Turner
London, UK
Ed Wade-Martins
Lewes, UK
Sarah Downey
Victoria, BC, Canada
Bira Azevedo
São Paulo, Brazil
Nick Weeks
London, England
Connie Chung
Boston, Massachusetts
Vishal Talreja
Bangalore, India
Mona Ahmed
Luxor, Egypt
Peter Mortifee
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Xoli Fulyani
Cape Town, South Africa
Victoria Watson
London, UK
Ella Cooper
Toronto, ON, Canada
Claudia Pineda
Seattle, WA, USA
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Our Partners

Collaboration lies at the heart of our work.

Our partners include schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses who share a commitment to unleashing the potential of youth. Our partners adapt the Creative Empowerment Model for maximum impact in their communities.

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