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