40+ years of promoting positive change

Creative has implemented hundreds of projects around the globe since it was founded in 1977. From education and elections to governance and economic growth, Creative’s efforts have made a difference. For example, since the year 2000, Creative has trained more than 389,000 teachers in 21 countries—providing them with new skills and techniques that ultimately benefit their students.

Creative’s Past Projects section has a list of selected projects, a brief description, their implementation dates and funders.


El Salvador Agricultural Packages for Ex-combatants

Date: July 1992 – April 1993

Through a contract with the Secretariat for Reconstruction Creative provided demobilized ex-combatants emergency “departure packages” that consisted of agricultural tools and household items. Creative was responsible for the purchase, inventory, storage and distribution of the packages to the resettlement locations of 25,000 ex-combatants and war-disabled....



El Salvador Community Development for Displaced Families

Date: February 1990 – May 1993

Prior to the end of the war in El Salvador, Creative initiated the Community Development for Displaced Families project which provided 1,112 families in rural communities with support services. In total, 986 permanent homes were constructed and 82 were upgraded. This effort also involved the construction of 831 latrines and 71 potable water systems/wells. More than 2,000 people were trained in bricklaying and carpentry skills. Five village banks were built. . One thousand and eighty-five people received immunizations, 44 community health workshops were given and nine health clinics were built....



El Salvador Household Packages for Ex-combatants

Date: July 1992 – April 1993

Creative worked with the Secretaria de Reconstruccion Naccional to provide effective and timely support for ex-combatants returning to civilian life. An important component of this effort was the purchase, storage and distribution of household packages to 25,000 ex-combatants and war-disabled....



El Salvador Post Peace-Accords Grants Management

Date: June 1993 – September 1992

Creative promoted citizen participation in civic processes after the signing of the peace accords in El Salvador through grants and technical support to civic NGOs targeting the historically marginalized sectors of women, youth and rural dwellers. The project provided grants, technical assistance and training to NGOs through three main phases of work: elections, civic education and advocacy, and an issues forum....



El Salvador PROARE I Referral Program Ex-combatants

Date: March 1993 – April 1997

The signing of the Salvadoran peace accords in 1992 required the dissolution of the National Police Force and the creation of a new National Civilian Police Force. Creative worked directly with the Secretaria de Reconstruccion Nacional to design programming for former National Police members. This consisted of registration, psychological counseling, vocational skills assessment, skills training, job placement assistance, credit and educational grants for approximately 6,100 ex-police members at six regional offices. ...



El Salvador PROARE II Reintegration Program

Date: May 1995 – December 2000

The PROARE II Reintegration Program assisted communities and individuals in the transition from war to peace by providing goods and services, especially to El Salvadoran Armed Forces and the National Police. Creative focused on: procurement, storage and distribution of agricultural equipment kits for ex-combatants; design and implementation of vocationally oriented programs for ex-members of the National Police; and reintegration services for the ex-combatants. These programs assisted more than 8,600 people....