Our Team

Stephen Griffith

Project Director

Stephen has been at CYP for over 15 years, starting initially as a youth worker then becoming our Project Director. Stephen 
works primarily on developing our youth programmes and supporting young people, as well as liaising with other local clubs, businesses and authorities. In 2019, he won an Islington Mayor’s Civic Award.

E-mail: stephen@cyproject.org
Phone: 07921467207
Working Days:
Monday – Friday

Theo Thomas

Finance & Admin Manager

Theo is also our Company Secretary and has been at CYP since 2006. She manages all our finances including spend against budget reports, cash flow forecasts,  and payroll. In addition to applying for grants & funding, and reporting to our funders & trustees. She also provides support to our Property & Admin Manager.


E-mail: theo@cyproject.org
Phone: 07852259051
Working Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Isoa Tupua

Outreach & Senior Youth Worker

Isoa is our full-time Outreach & Senior Youth Worker. After working for a few years in special educational needs settings – specialising in behaviour – Isoa decided to join our team to solely focus on helping improve emotional, personal and social behaviour.

E-mail: isoa@cyproject.org
Phone: 07538980818
Working Days:
Monday – Friday

Chelsea Sabine

Outreach Worker & Youth Worker

Chelsea first joined CYP as a member back when he was 12 years old. Since then he has progressed to be a mentor and is now a fully fledged youth worker.


E-mail: chelsea@cyproject.org
Working Days:
Mondays – Friday

Sombo Dakowah

Employability & Enterprise Worker

Sombo supports young people to apply for jobs and to prepare their mindset for the world of work, as well as helping them to gain qualifications. Sombo has helped countless young people with their CV over her years working and volunteering at CYP.

E-mail: sombo@cyproject.org
Phone: 07506290421
Working Days:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays

Lauren Gordon

Property & Administration Manager

Lauren comes from a background of property management and administration, and currently oversees the logistics and day-to-day running of CYP. She does everything from managing the volunteering department to producing reports for our funders.

E-mail: lauren@cyproject.org
Phone: 07415701616
Working Days:
Wednesday-Friday

Lucy Taylor

Communications Manager

After working for a few years doing admin for CYP, Lucy now manages marketing content for our communication channels. She posts all our news to the website and also runs our Christmas fundraising appeal.

E-mail: lucy@cyproject.org
Working Days:
Wednesday

Jennifer Uche

Youth Worker

Jennifer works at our youth club a couple of evenings a week. With a background in psychology, Jennifer takes a holistic approach to youth work, with a particular interest in mindfulness and wellbeing.

E-mail: jennifer@cyproject.org
Working Days:
TBC

Kyle Kidd

Youth Worker

Kyle started out as a CYP member, and eventually worked his way to becoming a youth worker. He has worked with young people for over ten years ranging from youth work, playwork, football coaching and being a P.E teacher. 

E-mail: kyle@cyproject.org
Working Days:
Monday & Thursday

Peter Sogbodjor

Youth Worker

Peter has been working with CYP since the very beginning as a youth worker; primarily focusing on the sports side of things. He currently managers our senior football team CYPFC and coaches boys football. 

E-mail: peter@cyproject.org
Working Days:
Tuesday & Friday

Anthony Ikenwe 

Youth Worker

Anthony is another CYP member turned youth worker. Anthony has an extensive background in youth work; from delivering poetry workshops in schools to working as an SEN assistant. 

Working Days:
Thursday

Phil Wilkins

Youth Worker

As a professional musician, Phil has a keen interest in helping our young people gain confidence and learn new skills in the CYP studio. In his fifteen years at CYP, he has helped countless young people flourish in music.

Working Days:
Monday