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