Say hello to our Community Engagement Team

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]You probably know that in the Spring we received permission from Lambeth Council to make some pretty awesome changes to Lansdowne, and in the middle of June, having completed our refurb, the LDN Group team relocated here. This wasn’t just about fixing up the building, it was a deliberate decision to invest in creating a beautiful space for young people in Lambeth. After all, Lambeth is where our first office was, and its a place that we feel deeply connected to.

Lansdowne has been an incredible part of our story. The building, and the local young people who visit it every day have become part of the fabric of our organisation. I can say with absolute conviction we would not be what we are today were it not for the local young people who attend our youth service, community groups who use the building and partners who have supported us.

That’s why I’m particularly excited to say that our investment continues. And this time, we’re not announcing changes to the building, we’re introducing some awesome members of our team.

Leigh-Ann Ncube (@LeighsBliss) joined us in July as our Community Manager, having previously worked at the O2 ThinkBig Hub in Hoxton. Leigh-Ann is responsible for running our youth service and she’s going to be doing some awesome work to add new and exciting activities to our provision, engaging with more young people and giving them the opportunity to thrive and grow. She’s also going to be working closely with the rest of our team to ensure that we bring our expertise in digital apprenticeships to our young members. It’s exciting times!

Next up is the mighty Ana Paola Oliveira-Gomes. Ana has worked with us for a couple of years now. She’s a sessional youth worker for our evening and holiday youth service, and also helps us to look after all of the wonderful community groups who use the centre out of hours. She’s the friendliest, bubbliest and most awesome addition to our team. And the fact that’s she’s fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English is a wee bit of a help! If you’ve not met Ana, I promise you’ll know when you do. She’s a force of nature!

Finally, our most recent addition – Aaron Nziambu. Aaron joined the LDN Group on Monday as our Community Engagement Apprentice. You’ve probably noticed that the Enterprise LDN twitter feed has had some new life breathed into it – that’s Aaron’s doing. In addition to this, Aaron will be supporting our qualified Youth Workers in evening youth service and working towards his own Youth Work qualification. He’s also going to be supporting Leigh-Ann running various events and activities for young people.

We’re looking forward to wheeling the team out more often, and to giving you the opportunity to get to know them all over the coming months. Please join me in giving them a very warm welcome.

If you think there is something that they can help you with, or if you want to get more involved with the LDN Group Community @Lansdowne, please get in touch with Leigh-Ann on leighann@ldngrp.co[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]