Most of our beneficiaries come from the Caledonian and Barnsbury ward. This area contains six pockets of poverty (Super Output Areas) which are amongst the 20% most deprived areas nationally and are sandwiched between the new Kings Cross Central Development and the leafy roads of Barnsbury. We are currently working with approximately 350 young people, who are broadly divided into three groups:
Nathan leads policy projects for the Mayor of London and relationships with senior business people about economic development issues. Before that he worked in the Civil Service helping to plan and implement a strategy to tackle child obesity. His strengths are in stakeholder engagement, public policy and responsible business.
Nikhil is an experienced, qualified chartered accountant working at PwC as a Senior Manager in Financial Services. He is also involved in voluntary work as a reading partner at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets as well as being an experienced fundraiser.
Robin has lived in Islington since 1995 and is a lawyer. He became a trustee of CYP when it was founded in 2001. He was the main contact with the Guinness Trust when negotiating the lease of our current premises from them. Robin is also a Trustee of another local Youth Project. He believes that all young people have potential and that all of us have a responsibility to help unlock that potential.
Abu is a business development and social research professional with over ten years’ experience working with disadvantaged and underrepresented communities. He is skilled in designing and delivering large scale research & evaluation projects within the public health, community engagement and employability spheres as well as leading bidding opportunities for local and national commissioners. Currently Abu leads the Business Development Team of a national charity that supports young people, families and vulnerable adults.
Lydia is a local community leader with four children who participate in various CYP childrens’ and youth projects (two of whom are volunteer mentors at CYP). Lydia has a deep knowledge of the local community and knows many local families.