The North Cambridge Community Partnership’s (NCCP) ultimate objective is to act as an umbrella organisation, bringing together all community groups and agencies in North Cambridge. The mission is to improve the education and living standards of the local community by improving facilities, encourage self-help and involvement and Increase community spirit, which can act as campaigning voice for the whole area.
We support diversity and promote inclusion for everyone in our community.
Ricardo is a secondary school teacher with 10 years of experience in the educational sector and with over 15 years’ experience in the private and commercial sector. Prior to his teaching career, Ricardo worked for Tribal Education & Technology as production director. He had the opportunity to be involved in the Inclusion in the Creative Industry (iCi) project run in conjunction with Slough Council and the Slough Youth Project, as part of the government regeneration project. The main objective of the project was to help young adults within the town’s ethnically diverse community to find jobs within the creative industry.
Ricardo has an MSC in Computer Science from Middlesex University and a Master in Education from Cambridge University. He has been living in the North Cambridge Community for more than 15 years and has been involved in community work for longer than 18 years, during this time he founded the ‘Apple Resident Association’ and acted as chair to help planning activities to improve the education and living conditions of the community in Laxton Way in Cambridge. A great achievement was the elimination of rubbish dumping and a reduction in vandalism and antisocial behaviour. Ricardo was also a member of the Harambee Centre as part of the management committee. The objective of this was to provide information, advice, education and training on global development and environmental issues.
Ricardo is the chairperson of the NCCP and he hopes that with his skills and experience and as part as an experienced and well-qualified team, they will be able to contribute to the mission and objectives of the organisation and to make a difference in the community.
Golzar is MSc graduated in Urban and Regional Planning from Teheran where she ran her own urban planning company together with her husband. Their focus was on creating affordable housing and running projects of community benefit. Moving to Cambridge, she volunteered to join the NCCP management committee. Very quickly we found out that she was a very proactive and hard-working member of the group, and she effectively started building relationships with other community groups and creating new opportunities. Soon, she became our first paid Project Manager and has grown the NCCP on all fronts, finding grant funding, growing connections, and identifying and supporting local needs.
Because of her tireless efforts and passion for community work, the NCCP offers more activities and events than ever before, including computer coding workshops, excercise clases, sports events, digital inclusion initiatives, cookery skills, todler and childrens groups, and much more. During this time, the profile of the NCCP has been raised, with 7 times the social media following and a large, active management comittee. The North Cambridge Community Partnership is now a fixture of the North Cambridge community.
Now, Golzar has moved into a planning role with the local council, but continues to be on the management comittee.
Andrej is a professional marketer and video producer, with a passion for community. He is a digital marketing expert with hands on experience.
With a backround in education and video, Andrej has built his own business together with his wife Isabelle, creating education resources used by thousands of schools, Ofsted, and leading universities to improve the standards of teaching and learning in the UK and beyond. He also works as a marketing consultant for large tech companies, running large scale marketing campaigns and devising strategy, with a particular focus on video.
He worked closely with Ricardo as a volunteer and comittee member to establish the NCCP, creating the brand, mission, social channels, website and communications. He was fundamental in building awareness of the North Cambridge Community Partnership, representing the organisation in radio and newspaper interviews, and helping promote events and activities. Andrej is also a passionate cook, and established the much loved Cook Fresh workshops which demonstrate how to cook heathly, low cost meals. He was also intrumental in employing the NCCP’s first official employee, bringing consistancy and a central point of contact for the organisation.
Andrej is now in a part-time role as Director of Marketing and Fundraising, bringing a wealth of commercial experience to the organisation.
Emanuela started playing volleyball at just 8 yrs old and later went on to become a professional player with the Italian National League. During this time she gained a wealth of anatomy and physiology knowledge through being surrounded physio teams, and strength and conditioning coaches.
After taking courses in sports massage, taping, soft tissue release, stretching, and high intensity training she joined the physio team working in different in rehab clinics. Always keen to develop further, Emanuela went on to do a International Relations Degree at the University of Rome.
When she moved to the UK, Emanuela decided to take a hiatus from sports and worked in event management for a number of years for Hotel Du Vin and The House Collection where she was in charge of running events.
In 2017, Emanuela qualified as Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, and achieved qualifications in sports therapy, postural dysfunctions, chronic pain and sports injuries, and has since started her own business, right here in Cambridge.
At the NCCP she brings together her wealth of experience and passion for community. Emanuela is managing facilities, and will play an instrumentral role in contributing to the organisations mission of promoting health and wellbeing.
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