Welcome to our new Women & Girls Development Officer, Tanya Compas

The Change Foundation would like to welcome our new women & girls development officer, Tanya Compas who will be working on our Street Elite and Generation STORM programmes. Prior to working at The Change Foundation, along with completing a degree in Hispanic studies at the University of Kent, Tanya spent the past few years working with young people in Peru, Colombia, Brazil, the USA, and the UK. Tanya is incredibly passionate about women’s empowerment and mentoring the younger generation, and is looking forward to helping lead the women & girls strategy at The Change Foundation.

Tanya will be leading the Street Elite women & girls programme in East London. She has spent the last month networking and meeting with the likes of; YMCA East London, XLP, Hackney Laces and the Spotlight Centre to help recruit young women and girls for the programme. Tanya said “the meetings were incredibly positive, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the Street Elite girls programme”. Tanya will be meeting with some of the potential new recruits for the Street Elite girls cohort in the coming weeks, with the programme starting in January.

Tanya has been making great progress with our Generation STORM programme for young women and girls in care. She has spent the last month designing the programme, ensuring the programme empowers the girls to become more confident, positive, motivated and independent young women through fitness and mentoring. The Generation STORM programme will run in Lambeth, so watch this space!

We are really excited about the upcoming work with young women and girls, the future is looking very bright!