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