News

From Cally Road to California

It’s been a busy and exciting past few months here at CYP! Last week Project Director Steve Griffith and CYP member and Trustee Ahmed Faid went on a very special trip to Los Angeles. Yes that’s right, CYP have officially gone global! They met with Facebook and Snapchat to discuss an exciting new project. Watch…
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Cally Festival Auditions

The Easter Holidays have sure brought out the creative juices of our CYP members! We kicked of this years holidays with auditions for the Youth Stage for this year’s Cally Festival (which is happening on June 23rd – don’t forget to put it in your diaries!). We saw a wide range of talent from singing,…
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BBC’s Radio 4 PM: Anatomy of a Stabbing

This week CYP are being featured on BBC’s Radio 4’s ‘PM’ Programme. The topical debate show has been reporting on how knife crime and gang culture has devastatingly impacted the Islington community, and in particular follows the story of Michelle McPhillips as she seeks justice for the murder of her only son JJ McPhillips. Our…
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Honoured by the Mayor – Islington Civic Awards 2019

Our project director Stephen Griffith was one of eight inspirational Islington residents were given a civic award by the Mayor Councillor Dave Poyser at the assembly hall in Upper Street last Thursday, 14th March. Steve spoke to the Islington Gazette, who sponsored the awards, about his work at CYP and how he feels to be…
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Amazing funding news from The National Lottery Community Fund!

We’re delighted to announce that The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded CYP £222,874 in a three year deal to help local young people. This funding will support our Who am I to work? programme to provide a range of services from centre based youth work to street counselling. It will support young people to…
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February half term: Football, flip out and food!

We may already be into March and preparing for Easter but February half term was a memorable one! From winning our first U19 football tournament organised by London Youth to bouncing around at a trampoline park, every day was full of activities. Eating healthily is very important when you’re busy and cooking club was the…
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Exciting new vacancy at CYP!

We are currently looking for an Administration & Communications Officer to work as part of our small but very busy team. It is a completely new role and it will be really varied – from volunteer recruitment to social media – every day will be different! This would be an excellent opportunity to learn more…
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Nedim Bilgin: A tragic loss

On Tuesday 29th January, one of our long standing members 17 year old Nedim was fatally stabbed on Caledonian Road. Nedim had been attending our youth club sessions since 2017 and was well known amongst our young people, staff and volunteers. His sudden loss has significantly impacted us all. Our project director Stephen Griffith spoke…
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Football and photography – sadly not a winning combination!

Last week was an exciting (and slightly chilly) mixture of community engagement as a group of our young people enjoyed a football match and the opening night of a new photography exhibition. Arsenal in the Community kindly provided us with free tickets to the fourth round match of the FA Cup against Manchester United. Unfortunately…
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New year, new opportunities!

After a relaxing festive break during which we were closed for a couple of weeks, we are now back in full swing here at CYP. There have been some slight changes to our timetable so for the most up-to-date information you can check out our latest activities. We also have an exciting new volunteer vacancy…
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