The Mayor’s Fund for London has today announced the appointment of Jim Minton as its new Chief Executive, effective September 2022. Jim will be joining us at a pivotal time, as we experience a surge in demand across our programmes to support young people and families affected by the pandemic and the rising cost of
Christina Okorocha becomes an ambassador
We are delighted to announce that Christina Okorocha has come on board as an ambassador.
Christina is the co-founder of VAMP – a digital talent and entertainment PR agency working with some of the biggest entertainment, film and TV companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Music and Atlantic Records. They support organisations to maximise their reach by authentically diversifying content and approach, as well as managing top black UK content creators.
Christina is also the founder of the Twice As Good Network, a network for ambitious black professionals, creative and entrepreneurial women, which is supported by AllBright. She is passionate about career development and access, especially for young people from underprivileged backgrounds who may not think a particular career is within their reach.
Christina said: “I am honoured to join the Mayor’s Fund for London as an ambassador. I grew up in Newham, which has the highest number of young people compared to anywhere else in the country and is one of the poorest boroughs in London. I am very passionate about supporting young people who are from my background to maximise their potential and strive for more than the surroundings they are in. The Mayor’s Fund have some great programmes such as Access Aspiration, which I plan to heavily support by tapping into my network of influencers, leaders and entrepreneurs.”
We welcome Christina to the charity and look forward to working with her on some exciting initiatives over the coming weeks and months.
Young Londoners envision what lies ahead in 2030
Student ambassadors for Access Aspiration have shared their unique, individual visions of what the future holds for them – eight years from now. ‘My Future Self: 2030’ was a project participated in by student ambassadors that help promote and shape Access Aspiration, our employability programme for 16-18-year-olds. As part of the project, they focused on three
Two new ambassadors join the Mayor’s Fund
We’re delighted to welcome two new ambassadors to the Mayor’s Fund for London; Amina Aweis and Peter Bakare. Amina is a neurodivergent accessibility advocate leading and shaping conversations about what it means to be digitally inclusive, receiving recognition from multiple industry leaders. Last year, she received the Rising Star award at the 2021 DevelopHER Awards