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