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