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