Marcus Lipton Community Enterprise

Volunteer & Advocate

September 2015 - present

Marcus Lipton Community Enterprise is a community centre in Loughborough Junction, Brixton, South London.

I have volunteered at the centre since September 2015. This has included founding and delivering Hero’s Journey: a group discussion and mentoring programme for teenage boys.

I have written extensively about the community centre for publications such as The Guardian, New Statesman, Prospect Magazine and Thinking City.

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Franklin Scholars

Freelance Programme Deliverer

September 2018 - present

Franklin Scholars work in schools across the UK, training motivated students in year 10 to be effective and empathetic mentors for year 7 students.

This captures and improves leadership potential amongst older students whilst providing comprehensive support for younger students who find the transition to secondary school challenging.

I support with the delivery of the programme: recruiting, training, inducting and matching mentors and mentees in schools.


Young Urban Arts Foundation

Lead Youth Worker

July 2018 - present

Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF) help young and vulnerable people fulfil their potential by engaging them in the arts.

I am a lead youth worker on projects delivered in communities across London using the organisation’s Outreach Media Bus.

The bus contains a multimedia music studio, and it’s portability allows for the flexible delivery of programmes in spaces where young people feel safe and comfortable.


Spiral

Freelance Youth Worker

May 2018 - present

Spiral provide interactive careers skills workshops to young people across the UK.

They connect young people with businesses, organisations and professionals to increase their exposure to employment opportunities and experiences.

I support with the delivery of workshops in schools and communities on a freelance basis.


The Advocacy Academy

Speechwriting Mentor

September 2016-present

The Advocacy Academy is a Social Justice Fellowship for young people who want to become political activists.

I support a group of young people on every programme with writing a speech to launch their campaign, which they deliver in Parliament to Helen Hayes MP at the start of the Fellowship.

Throughout the summer of 2018 I also wrote the organisation’s ‘State Of The Movement’ booklet, which included reporting on their purpose and impact and writing case studies.


IntoUniversity

Volunteer Mentor

December 2014-October 2018

IntoUniversity is a charity which provides local learning centres across the country in which young people are supported to achieve.

I mentored a boy at the centre in Brixton Hill, South London, on a one-to-one basis, supporting him with literacy, creative writing and critical thinking skills.


Spark Inside

Service Delivery Manager

December 2017 - May 2018

Spark Inside facilitate group and one-to-one life coaching programmes for under-25-year-old prisoners in London prisons.

I oversaw the delivery of the programme in HMP Wandsworth, HMP Wormwood Scrubs and HMP Belmarsh.

This involved engaging young people on multiple prison wings and working with staff to ensure their attendance to coaching workshops.


Ark Globe Academy

Hero’s Journey Coordinator

September 2016 - December 2017

Ark Globe Academy is a state secondary school in Elephant & Castle, Southwark, South-East London.

Whilst working there I founded and delivered a programme called Hero’s Journey.

Hero’s Journey is a group discussion and peer-to-peer mentoring programme for male students at risk of school exclusion in key stage 3.

Find out how and why I founded Hero’s Journey.


The Access Project

Programme Coordinator

October 2015 - June 2017

The Access Project work with bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing in-school support and personalised tuition, to help them gain access to top universities.

I delivered the programme across three schools in London: Ark Globe Academy in Southwark, St George’s Catholic School in Maida Vale, and George Green’s School in Isle of Dogs.

I mentored many tens of students through the process of applying to university. Three of my students successfully attained undergraduate places to study at Oxbridge universities.