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WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED SO FAR
WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED SO FAR
- Winner of the National Mentoring Awards 2019 1st March 2019 and Article in the Evening Standard Here
- Article about Father2Father's founder Courtney Brown in the Hackney Gazette Here
- Panelist at The Difference Ed teachers conference, IncluED 2019 attended by over 200 teachers to discuss breaking the link between social exclusion and school exclusion. Jan 2019
- Commendation from Theresa May, UK Prime Minister for Nomination as a finalist in the Leadership & Peace Mayor of London Peace Alliance Awards Dec 2018
- Following on from a march around Hackney along with representatives from the council and all faith groups, we sat on an open forum which addressed the issue of knife crime and youth violence in Hackney. Your can read the Article here. Dec 2018
- We was invited to speak at City Hall during the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee on 20th September 2018
- Appointed a seat on the Violent Crime Prevention Board (VCPB.Org) Sept 2018
- Invited to City Hall to discuss Serious Youth Violence at City Hall Sept 2018
Each year the Councillor Speaker selects charitable causes to support, both by fundraising and by attendance at events. 2017 - 2018 the Hackney Councillor Speaker Clare Potter has chosen Father2Father via Hackney Quest
- Finalist of the Love Britain & Ireland Premier Radio award for Youth & Children Work 2017
- Part of a 13 strong team called the Knife and Violent Crime Prevention Group (KVCPG), established by Dr Neville Lawrence, father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence READ MORE
Partnered with His Excellency Mr. Seth George Ramocan, Jamaica’s 13th High Commissioner to the United Kingdom for the Jamaica55 celebrations
- Received the Inspirational Award for Back 2 Black 2016
- BE Mogual 2016 award winner
- Partnered with BlackSox, the Society of Black Lawyers, A Few Good Men and BARAC to establlish the annual Legacy Gala 2016
- Invited to a reception at No.10 Downing Street with the then Prime Minister Wife, Samantha Cameron for work accomplished within the community
Received an official note of recognition from the founder of All People, All Places for the contribution in raising awareness and money for homeless men in London, which entailed Courtney (CEO & Founder, F2F) and Wilbur Yankey (Programme Director, F2F) brave a wet, cold night and slept out on the steps of Enfield Town Library for this cause
Invited to speak twice at the House of Commons for work in the community supporting fatherhood
Featured in the Enfield Independent newspaper for the hugely popular Father’s Day event in June 2014. The event was attended by Enfield North MP Nick e Bois, who said “This is the beginning of something was should treasure, something that is important to Enfield”
- Developed, Coordinated and implemented the BRACE Project (Building Relationships Amongst Cultures Everywhere) in Tottenham, North London
- Won several national awards relating to work within the community including the Haringey council Xtra mile award 2008 for mentoring
- Raised the profile of CONEL College (The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, formally known as College of North East London) by being featured in local newspapers for changing the predicted outcomes for students at risk of exclusion
- Successfully united youths from different ethnic backgrounds by creating, leading and delivering numerous multicultural workshops and events
- Secured funding from the ‘Prevent Strategy’ fund for three consecutive years (2008 – 2011)
- Notably improved the relationship between the Metropolitan Police and the Turkish/Kurdish community by leading and managing the Community Engagement Programme
- Successfully built productive relationships with partner organisations through the application of enhanced communication and diplomatic skills
- Inspired many individual’s which soared their self-confidence and allowed a change to a more positive life style
Courtney Brown and Vincent Abdul on behalf of Father 2 Father were honoured to be able to attend a reception at No.10 Downing Street with Samantha Cameron as part of the Charity Champions initiative.
"We enjoyed the evening and connected well with the other community organisations from across the country."
"We're grateful to MP Nick de Bois for inviting us to this reception and for his on going support for our work in the Enfield area. We look forward to being able to work together to serve the community in the days ahead."
On the 4th June 2017, Father 2 Father was invited to the Jamaican High Commison, London for a reception dinner with His Excellency Mr. Seth George Ramocan who became Jamaica’s 13th High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in December 2016.
This dinner was part of The Jamaica55 celebrations, under the theme ‘Celebrating Jamaicans at Home and Abroad’.