Who We Are

Creative Exchanges Initiative (CEI) is a US 501(c)3 creating and implementing a sustainable and replicable model which:

  • Builds civic infrastructure,
  • Stimulates economic growth, and
  • Unlocks personal agency for people in impoverished countries.

Our proven model was developed over 30 years of on-the-ground experience in Haiti.

What We Do

Sustainable impact through systemic change from the bottom up.

We disrupt the cycle of poverty by implementing community-led, relationship-building solutions to social injustice and civic/economic disenfranchisement.

How We Do it

Working together with local partners, CEI guides the design and implementation of locally-led, integrated solutions that build personal prosperity in impoverished countries.

CEI also leads transformative cultural exchange programs for Americans and other peoples


CEI's proven model creates hope and opportunity where it is needed most,
through personal empowerment and civic infrastructure.

Impact Stories

CEI's Music Instruction Program Inspires Youth of Haiti

Learn how Creative Exchanges Initiative's music program is changing lives and inspiring self-reliance in the youth of Haiti from our Music Program Director ...

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CEI's Art Program Puts the 'Creative' in Creative Exchanges

In Spring 2018, CEI launched an art program in Haiti, led by an inspired instructor in the person of Fedler Descobet, who is teaching children how to draw ...

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Haitian Students Awarded Laptops as part of CEI Education Initiative Ceremony

Education can be exciting, fun, and rewarding to everyone involved, as you’ll see in this video of a recent CEI-sponsored celebration and awards ...

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