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