Who We Are

CEI is a group of people who are passionately committed to creating a more just and equitable world, honoring human dignity, and finding solutions to the problems of poverty. We believe that democritizing power is a necessary groundwork to achieving these goals.

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At Creative Exchanges Initiative (CEI), authentic engagement and cross-cultural collaboration are foundational to all that we do. We are committed to democratizing power and to overcoming the constraints of inequality whether we're working to alleviate poverty, facilitating cultural exchanges and trainings, or bringing the arts to under-served populations. We address community, institutional, and interpersonal change in each of our initiatives.

Leadership Team

CEI's Team Leaders are committed to creating a more just and equitable world, whether they're working in economic development, cultural exchange programs, the arts, or any other of CEI's programs. Team Leaders work together in a systems approach that considers economic stability, environmental integrity, and social equity as being equally fundamental.



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History

CEI believes that sustainable development requires a systems approach that considers economic stability, environmental integrity, and social equity as being equally fundamental, regardless of the specific project objectives. We strive to address the relationships among these elements in all our work.



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Board

CEI Board is committed to the foundational principle of building relationships of equality, transparency and trust before initiating programs or projects. They work to bring Haitians and Americans together through internships, exchange programs, and in forums that further understanding among the cultures.



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CREATING SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMIC CHANGE

CEI’s Haitian and American leaders have been working together for over 25 years.