A skilled and ded­i­cated team

We were impressed with the pro­fes­sion­al­ism of CYC’s staff… They were friend­ly and cour­te­ous at all times. They built an excel­lent rap­port with the chil­dren and man­aged their behav­iour con­sis­tently, and well.” Head­teacher, St Bernadette Junior School

All our Lead Instruc­tors hold an Enhanced Dis­clo­sure & Bar­ring Ser­vice check. They are expe­ri­enced tutors and lead­ers, with a wealth of skills and knowl­edge. The num­ber of learn­ers per ses­sion is lim­it­ed. This is to ensure that all of them (includ­ing, appren­tices) receive the sup­port and atten­tion they need to progress.

The par­ents were delight­ed to see their chil­dren per­form on stage. Thank you and your staff for pro­vid­ing our chil­dren with the oppor­tu­nity to work with such tal­ented peo­ple.Teacher, St Andrew’s Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School

Olivia Emes

Olivia EmesOlivia is an adept Film Direc­tor and Facil­i­ta­tor, who spe­cialis­es in doc­u­men­tary film­mak­ing and media work­shops for young peo­ple. She direct­ed and pro­duced con­tent for tele­vi­sion and online for over 10 years. She trains young peo­ple to use film­mak­ing as a means of expres­sion and a plat­form to have their voic­es heard.

Olivia worked as a Senior Researcher for renowned agen­cies, includ­ing Via­com and MTV Net­works. She was an Assis­tant Pro­duc­er for Rem­e­dy Pro­duc­tions, one of the top enter­tain­ment and pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies in the UK. She also worked as a Cam­era Oper­a­tor at VICE Media and at the Bar­bi­can Cen­tre, in the Edu­ca­tion depart­ment. Olivia became a Senior Cre­ative at Tel­lyJuice in 2012, a video and broad­cast­ing agency lend­ing its space and equip­ment to ‘Cause YOU Can’s stu­dents. She cre­ates fea­ture-length doc­u­men­taries as a Direc­tor for PAZ Films. While she has her own film­mak­ing and pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny, she’s also a Lead singer, Musi­cian and Per­former.

Olivia seeks to use film­mak­ing to cre­ate a dia­logue on a local and inter­na­tion­al scale, using themes such as com­mu­ni­ty and iden­ti­ty as sources of inspi­ra­tion, in the UK and abroad. In Lon­don, she was a Direc­tor and Facil­i­ta­tor for the ABC Trusts — Action For Brazil’s Chil­dren. In Brazil, she worked with young peo­ple in Rocin­ha (the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro) and Vidi­gal, a neigh­bor­hood of Rio with severe lev­els of socio-eco­nom­ic depri­va­tion. She also worked as a Direc­tor and in-class Facil­i­ta­tor at Cin­e­ma Nos­so, a film school set up by Fer­nan­do Mer­rilles, the Direc­tor of City of God.

Jamie Doe

Jamie Reviewed Web PicJamie is a ver­sa­tile Musi­cian, Com­pos­er and Work­shop Leader. He is best known as a Singer, Gui­tarist and Song­writer under the moniker: The Mag­ic Lantern. His sec­ond album, Love of Too Much Liv­ing (2014) was cham­pi­oned by The Guardian, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2’s Mark Rad­cliffe & Bob Har­ris, and BBC 6 Music’s Lau­ren Lav­erne. He sings in an acapel­la trio called The Bal­li­na Whalers per­form­ing tra­di­tion­al nau­ti­cal bal­lads, with whom he’s toured through Europe. Jamie is much in demand as a jazz singer and gui­tarist around the Lon­don jazz scene. He leads The Boom­town Swingal­ings, a band spe­cial­is­ing in the gold­en age of swing music of the 40’s and 50’s.

Jamie is a film and the­atre Com­pos­er, with cred­its includ­ing full-length scores for Popeli Theatre’s Knowl­edge of Angels and Free Fall Theatre’s Half Man/Half Clam. He’s writ­ten scores for doc­u­men­taries, includ­ing the Award-win­ning Sur­pri­seville by direc­tor Tim Tra­vers Hawkins, Pein­ture Fraiche for France 2, Invis­i­ble Pic­ture Show for Film Aus­tralia and a score for an instal­la­tion by Mov­ing Dust dance com­pa­ny.

He presents a week­ly folk and world music radio show The Nest Col­lec­tive Hour on Res­o­nance 104.4 FM. He works as a music Tutor, focus­ing on the clas­si­cal gui­tar, piano, impro­vi­sa­tion and song­writ­ing. He’s been work­ing since 2009 at the arts char­i­ty Innersense, deliv­er­ing music-based work­shops for adults and chil­dren with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. When facil­i­tat­ing work­shops for ‘Cause YOU Can, Jamie teach­es chil­dren aged 6–11 to devel­op a stage pres­ence, per­form songs and co-design their own show.

Bianca Tomlinson

Bianca TomlinsonBian­ca is a Social Work­er, Coun­sel­lor and Per­son­al Devel­op­ment Coor­di­na­tor. She has a spe­cial inter­est in rais­ing self-esteem and con­fi­dence in chil­dren and young peo­ple, as well as women. She facil­i­tat­ed many work­shops in schools, children’s cen­tres and with com­mu­ni­ty groups. Dur­ing her stud­ies, she under­took place­ments at a Domes­tic Vio­lence Unit and a Par­ent & Child Con­tact Cen­tre. Ear­ly on in her career, she worked for Vic­tim Sup­port, a char­i­ty that helps peo­ple cope with the effects of crime. She then worked for Age Con­cern (now, Age UK) as a Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor. In both roles, she designed and deliv­ered train­ing pro­grammes for prospec­tive vol­un­teers.

Bian­ca worked for Green­wich Uni­ver­si­ty, set­ting up and coor­di­nat­ing the university’s first Vol­un­teer­ing ser­vice. She used to be a Men­tor for vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple who have left the care sys­tem or moved into sup­port­ed accom­mo­da­tion. She increased their inde­pen­dence by teach­ing them life skills such as bud­get­ing, self-care, shop­ping and cook­ing, while build­ing their self-esteem and con­fi­dence. She cur­rent­ly facil­i­tates a month­ly Women’s Self-devel­op­ment group, which has been run­ning for 8 years.

Bian­ca thor­ough­ly enjoys help­ing, sup­port­ing and encour­ag­ing young peo­ple and oth­er indi­vid­u­als in achiev­ing pos­i­tive men­tal health and well-being. At ‘Cause YOU Can, she helps chil­dren and young peo­ple to feel good about them­selves for them to realise their val­ue and own worth, so that they can achieve their poten­tial. By mak­ing a pos­i­tive impact on their men­tal health, as well as link­ing with par­ents and edu­ca­tors, Bianca’s con­tri­bu­tion is essen­tial to our par­tic­i­pants’ health and well-being.

Karina Llaneza Moya

Karina LMKari­na is an expe­ri­enced Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion Teacher and Yoga and Pilates Instruc­tor. She was born in San­ti­a­go De Chile where she worked in schools for 7 years, before com­ing to live in Lon­don in 2012. As a child, Kari­na devel­oped a pas­sion for dance and sports, espe­cial­ly for rhyth­mic gym­nas­tics and con­tem­po­rary dance. She stud­ied Ped­a­gogy in Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion, Sports and Recre­ation at the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty Sil­va Hen­ríquez (UCSH) in San­ti­a­go de Chile, dri­ven by a strong social com­mit­ment and a voca­tion for ser­vice.

She worked with the Foun­da­tion for Over­com­ing Pover­ty in Chile. She was involved in the “Adopt a Broth­er” pro­gramme, enhanc­ing the devel­op­ment of chil­dren fac­ing social and edu­ca­tion­al inequal­i­ties through play and psy­cho-socio inter­ven­tions, in schools and with fam­i­lies. She worked in poor munic­i­pal­i­ties in the area of San­ti­a­go, pro­mot­ing sports and healthy liv­ing as a means to reduce the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty and lack of inte­gra­tion of many chil­dren liv­ing in these com­mu­ni­ties.

Kari­na stud­ied in the Chilean Acad­e­my of Yoga. She devel­oped a pro­gramme for 7 year olds while work­ing as a Pri­ma­ry school teacher. She’s inter­est­ed in the learn­ing process and indi­vid­ual learn­ing styles. She sees yoga as a trans­for­ma­tion­al tool for stu­dents to devel­op self-aware­ness, resilience and dis­ci­pline. At ‘Cause YOU Can, she rais­es chil­dren and young people’s aware­ness of their own body and sur­round­ings, so sup­port­ing their inte­gral devel­op­ment, phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al well-being. She has a pas­sion for trav­el­ing and expe­ri­enc­ing oth­er cul­tures, pho­tog­ra­phy, pol­i­tics, art and dance.

Emerald O’Hanrahan

Emerald O'HanrahanEdu­cat­ed at St Mary’s School (Cam­bridge) Emer­ald start­ed act­ing from a young age, play­ing Susan in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at aged 10, Juli­et in a tour of Romeo and Juli­et around East Anglia and Miran­da, at the Cam­bridge Art The­atre in The Tem­pest. She under­took a BA in Act­ing at the Bris­tol Old Vic The­atre School where she won the Car­leton Hobbs Radio Dra­ma Award.

In 2009, she joined the BBC Radio Dra­ma Com­pa­ny, tak­ing part in more than 40 pro­duc­tions for BBC Radio 3, 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. These brought her to the atten­tion to the pro­duc­ers of The Archers, who were look­ing to recast the role of Emma Grundy pre­vi­ous­ly held by Felic­i­ty Jones. Emer­ald has since been cast in many sup­port­ing roles for tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tions and held lead roles on stage, such as the Birm­ing­ham Reper­to­ry Company’s 2011 pro­duc­tion of Oscar Wilde’s The Impor­tance of Being Earnest and Tom Stoppard’s Trav­es­ties.

An eldest of five chil­dren, Emer­ald has a long-term per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al com­mit­ment to improv­ing the wel­fare of young peo­ple, using dra­ma and stage arts as cre­ative tools. She facil­i­tat­ed dra­ma work­shops in a Diag­nos­tic unit for Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies and in an inpa­tient unit for young peo­ple with Eat­ing Dis­or­ders, with­in Cam­bridge and Peterborough’s NHS ser­vices. She led work­shops in Dra­ma for large groups of Pri­ma­ry school chil­dren in Cam­bridge and Bris­tol. She direct­ed pupils in dra­ma club set­tings, for end-of-term shows. Emer­ald uses tech­niques, such as impro­vi­sa­tion, move­ment, text-based and voice work to help ‘Cause YOU Can’s stu­dents devel­op con­fi­dence, soft and lit­er­a­cy skills, while address­ing social and emo­tion­al aspects of learn­ing.