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 engage 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
Advisory Board Chair, London, England
Gwyn Wansbrough
Barcelona, Spain
Helena Hennighausen
Executive Director
Peggy Taylor
Creative Director / CoFounder
Peggy Taylor
Seattle, WA, USA
Nadia Chaney
Montreal, QC, Canada
Rupinder (Rup) Sidhu
Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mari Shibuya
Seattle, WA, USA
Nancy Mortifee
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kathy Ellwand
Lewes, UK
Lucinda Watson
London, England
Gani Naylor
Lewes, UK
Mark Cheng
London, England
Hanif Fazal
Portland, OR, USA
Stephanie Turner
London, UK
Sara Kendall
Havana, Cuba
Madhu Shukla
Bangalore, India
Thomas Arndt
Kirkland, WA, USA
Maurits Schouten
London, England
Mutya Macatumpag
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hazel Bell-Koski
Gibsons, BC, Canada
Gail Davenport
Cabin John, MD, USA
Wayne Silby
Kansas City, MO, USA
Xola Yoyo
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Charles D. Terry, JD
Langley, WA, USA
Marisol Rosa-Shapiro
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nawtej “Nuff” Dosanjh
London, England
Nilisha Mohapatra
Communication and Partnership Manager
Hanan Mohammed
Luxor, Egypt
Adam Rosendahl
San Francisco, CA, USA
Reid Kuennen
Seattle, WA, USA
Peter Evans
Seattle, WA, USA
Silvia Giovannoni
London, UK
Connie Chung
Boston, MA, USA
Joanne (Jojo) McEachen
Seattle, WA, USA
Soasis Sukuweh
Toronto, ON, Canada
Katia Peterson
Sonoma, CA, USA
Melanie Schambach
London, ON, Canada
Ibanda Mary Frances
Kampala, Uganda
Nilisha Mohapatra
Bangalore, India
Devon Little
Creative Catalyst Program Coordinator
Marta Drummond
London, England
Themis Gkion
Athens, Greece
Ed Wade-Martins
Lewes, UK
Devon Little
Seattle, WA, USA
Thandile Giyama
Cape Town, South Africa
Hatem El Wakeel
Luxor, Egypt
Bira Azevedo
São Paulo, Brazil
Claire Gemmill
Cape Town, South Africa
Andrew Nalani
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Abdullah Gohar
Luxor, Egypt
Alan Wong
Seattle, WA, USA
Ibanda Grace Flavia
Kampala, Uganda
Xoli Fulyani
Cape Town, South Africa
Stavroula (Voula) Samara
Athens, Greece
Mona Ahmed
Luxor, Egypt
Peter Mortifee
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ella Cooper
Toronto, ON, Canada
Khari McClelland
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Donna Parsell
Administrative Assistant
Claudia Pineda
Seattle, WA, USA
Azim Khamisa
La Jolla, CA, USA
Andrew Nalani
Evaluation (PHD Practicum)
Bagonza Herman
Kampala, Uganda
Stephanie Turner
Senior International Trainer
Julia Pond
London, UK
Larry Black
Barcelona, Spain
Eric Mulholland
Seattle, WA, USA
Kavya Srinivasan
Bangalore, India
Cassandra Vieten
Petaluma, CA, USA
Devin Majkut
Seattle, WA, USA
David Kafambe
Kampala, Uganda
Brigid Tierney
Toronto, ON, Canada
Kelly Terbasket
Syilx (Okanagan) Territory, Penticton, BC, Canada
Susan Janow
Program Manager
Sarah Downey
Victoria, BC, Canada
Maria Mateu
Barcelona, Spain
Rebekka Goldsmith
Seattle, WA, USA
Cecilia Zanotti
São Paulo, Brazil
Chungliang Al Huang
Gold Beach, OR, USA
Ez Bridgman
Program Director
Christopher Malapitan
Brussels, Belgium
Victoria Watson
London, England
Aaron Nigel Smith
Lake Oswego, OR, USA
Vishal Talreja
Bangalore, India
Tasha Belix
Calgary, AB, Canada
Bijah Spevakow
PYE Gender Program Lead (Intern)
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Our Partners

Collaboration lies at the heart of our work.

Our partners include individuals, 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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