Welcome to the Creative Empowerment Cooperative concept website.  We invite you to accompany the creative process of CEC’s journey here, from resource gathering, site determination, and partnership building, to realization. The Mission of the Creative Empowerment Cooperative is: To honor and encourage those committed to social justice, to harness the synergy of creativity and activism, and to responsibly support community-driven development.

CEC will:

  • Provide a sabbatical wellness experience for social justice luminaries with opportunities for rest, revitalization, and innovation
  • Build human capacity by hiring locally and providing staff with ongoing needs assessment, and personal and career development support
  • Help local residents acquire the expertise and physical capital necessary to achieve their community priorities.

CEC guests, wellness personnel, and local staff will work cooperatively, and will collaborate regularly with residents on local projects.