LARK COHORT - 2022
I’ve worked for the past 25 years in the children’s sector in the UK and internationally with disabled children, looked after children, children experiencing abuse and serious crime and those in youth justice system. I’ve recently completed an MSC Forensic Psychology and also have a Diploma in Social Work and BA (Hons) Youth Work (JNC Qualified). Since June 2022 I’ve been the CEO at Manchester Youth Zone, a vibrant world class facility provision with world class facilities, supporting 1,000 you
I am the founder and CEO of Frontline19, a not for profit organisation started up at the start of the first lockdown in March 2020 to support the NHS and frontline workers with emotional support. As a psychotherapist of over 15 years, I wanted to offer support to the very people who I thought would be hardest hit by the pandemic. What started as a small project to match perhaps 4o or even 50 qualified volunteers and workers soon grew to assist over 10, 000 people in 18 months.
I am the founder and Chief Executive of SRtRC which as established as a Charity in 1996. Since then we have grown from a small North East of England organisation to the UK’s leading anti-racism education charity. We currently have 3 offices in England, 1 in Scotland and 1 in Wales, but we have plans for expansion in 2022-25. We have more Business Partners than ever before and I am keen to take part in The Growth Project (TGP) to learns more from the Business side of things.
Refugee community Kitchen was set up in response to the refugee crisis of 2015 opening up kitchens in Calais and Dunkirk to serve the refugees hot nutritious meals. The charity is still serving around a thousand refugees a day and has served over 3 million meals there. In2016 we went on to utilise our skills in the UK with volunteers that wanted to help but couldn’t get to France and the ever-growing homeless population we set up our first outreach in Camden.
I founded Global Girl Project in 2014, after twenty years working as a Community Social Worker and Therapist.
GGP works in partnership with NGOs globally to run leadership initiatives for girls throughout the Global South. I work directly with our scholars online, and run the daily operations of GGP. Through the Growth Project I would like to develop stronger business leadership skills and work collectively with my peers to build even more impactful organisations.
I am the CEO of a Christian inspired youth charity called FAST London which operates Battersea, South London.
I have been working for FAST for 6 years starting off as a lead youth worker to developing a youth programme and grew to become the CEO in March 2019. I am passionate about creating healthy organisations, being a part of empowering communities and seeing individuals develop a clear understanding of themselves, their gifts and the world, particularly people groups that are overlooked.
I am founder and clinical director of Brighton PIP Ltd (Brighton Parent Infant Psychological Therapy), a Charity specialising in parent-infant mental health, parenting and parent-child attachment.
BrightPIP was founded nearly 10 years ago as I am passionate about stopping mental health problems before they begin by working with vulnerable families to prevent intergenerational trauma. I am super excited about joining The Growth Project and all the learning this will bring.
For almost 30 years I have worked as part of the third sector in service delivery charities with a focus around challenging injustice. At work and in my personal life I am optimistic, hardworking and brave. I have a great job - as CEO for GFS, a children’s charity with a mission to address gender inequality. We work with girls across England and Wales in areas where research says they do not have the same life opportunities as their peers – to inspire and empower them to live their best lives.
I am CEO of the Sam and Bella Sebba Foundation, a grant-making body which seeks to promote a more humane society by supporting vulnerable people and protecting their rights.
I’m excited to join The Growth Project to gain insight and inspiration from others motivated by social change and hope to learn more about myself so that my leadership can inspire others and contribute towards creating a better world.
I’m the CEO of Neko Trust, a charity supporting the next generation of music industry talent to reach their potential both on and off stage. We provide education programmes, skills development, mentoring, shadowing and employment pathways, as well as affordable workspace at our site in Wandsworth. We aim to address the diversity and class imbalances in the creative industries, supporting young people to progress no matter who they are or where they come from.
I’m Oa, Founder of Little Lifts – a small charity on a mission to provide practical and emotional support to every person undergoing breast cancer treatment in the UK. We do this by offering them a Little Lifts Box full of practical products to relieve side effects of treatment and mood-boosting goodies to improve emotional wellbeing. In the East of England, our hospital partnerships ensure that every eligible person is reached as Boxes are given directly to patients.
I am Managing Director of StreetVet, a charity providing essential, free veterinary care to pet owners experiencing homelessness. We work throughout the UK, with 17 outreach locations and approximately 400 volunteers.
I've been at StreetVet for 2 years. I came in to the organisation as General Manager and was promoted last year to Managing Director.
I hope to benefit from this programme by learning more about the intricacies of the charity sector and making the most of new connections.
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