Strategic Partnerships Manager
Arlene joined the YCI team in March 2017 as our Strategic Partnerships Manager. Arlene is a development professional with extensive experience in fundraising for community based organisations operating globally.
Arlene is passionate about tackling extreme poverty and addressing socio-economic inequalities through youth empowerment initiatives. The Northern Ireland political conflict shaped Arlene’s experiences growing up making her passionate about inclusive development for youth, earning her a National Award in Sociology.
Arlene is a co-founder of Feeding Dreams Cambodia and a consultant for sustainable community development with a focus on empowering youth, vocational training, non-violent communication and life skills. In May 2016 Arlene graduated from MA in Sustainable International Development.
Arlene has written and illustrated a picture book, "2030 Not a Fairytale" introducing the UN Global Goals to pre-school children.