ABOUT US

Photo: Hannah Wahl

Our Vision

We envision a world in which all young people lead creative, purposeful lives.

read our story

OUR VALUES

our values

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.

Hover or click over the diagram to read more about each practice.

read our story

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.

multiplier effect

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

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.

Engage with us more

world pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin