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