Who We Are
Creative Learning works in overlooked areas to support locally-led initiatives. We exchange knowledge through people-to-people partnerships and sustainably improve lives and livelihoods. Our four divisions each offer unique expertise, collaboratively working towards our goal of building a more peaceful world.
The Aid to Artisans (ATA) division creates economic opportunities for at-risk artisan groups around the world through its integrated approach to product development, business skills training, market access and eco-effective processes. Environmentally sound practices are at the foundation of its methodology. ATA accomplishes this by working together with local partners in local markets, leaving behind an infrastructure that continues to support the artisan community long after ATA completes its mentoring.
The Global Education Initiatives (GEI) division operates short and long-term programs of an educational nature abroad that combine service, academic, and practical experience to deepen participants’ knowledge of, and appreciation for, other national cultures. Programs, which are thematically based, take place in specific countries in cooperation with local universities, and are centered around public service and good governance.
The Human Rights and Advocacy (HRA) division strengthens the capacity of human rights civil society organizations (CSOs) to respond to human rights violations by enhancing their security and fostering collaboration with the newly elected government, and to raise awareness of social and individual human rights through outreach and education.
The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) division is founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict. IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. The Institute develops comprehensive training programs, advances scholarly research, and promotes efforts to raise public awareness of peace and security issues.