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