Head of Community Programmes

Isabel joined The Young Foundation in 2017 after returning from Havana, Cuba where she was working on intergenerational community projects.

She has been involved in community development for more than ten years, including work with the Migrant Women’s Social Inclusion Programme at the Arbour Youth Centre in East London. Isabel specialises in participatory facilitation and programme design. She is a Training for Transformation practitioner, with expertise in person-centred approaches, systems-thinking, and participatory video. She is particularly interested in bringing diverse voices together to take action on the issues that matter to local people.

Isabel is passionate about supporting leadership development in communities across the UK and about blending research, innovation, and social action.

Outside The Young Foundation, Isabel volunteers for the Save Latin Village campaign in Seven Sisters, London, where she served as trustee from 2019 to 2021. Her activism centres on community-led regeneration, LGBTQI+ and gender inclusion, and promoting migrant rights. In her downtime, she enjoys singing, jazz, and walking in the countryside.

Contact information

isabel.young@youngfoundation.org

Contributions

Communities Driving Change: our journey to systemic change

Publication Posted on: 24 December 2020

Communities Driving Change: shifting local systems

Publication Posted on: 23 December 2020

Communities Driving Change: Covid-19 response to recovery

Publication Posted on: 21 December 2020

Uttlesford Community Action Zones Report

Publication Posted on: 11 April 2018

“Let’s talk about parks” – conversation club resource

Publication Posted on: 5 December 2017

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