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