Our guest this week:
Mike is a co founder, former National Director and now Non Executive Director of TLG The Education Charity, an award winning organisation working with children and young people at risk of exclusion from school through early intervention programmes and setting up Alternative Provision Schools and Early Intervention initiatives throughout the UK. www.tlg.org.uk. He also leads on Church Engagement, heading up a team of UK Based advisers and training facilitators for the Cinnamon Network www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk, which is making it as easy as possible for the local church to help people most at need in its community across the UK.
Mike is a leader, speaker, a social entrepreneur, policy adviser and a passionate communicator on issues of children and young people, educational exclusion, and how the congregations can better engage in church based social action.
Mike has a first class honours degree in Urban Planning and a Masters Degree in Black Theology from the University of Birmingham. He is currently working closely with local and central government agencies focusing on these issues. He also sits as a Non Executive Director on a number of NGO’s working in Birmingham and East and West Africa. Mike was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010 (FRSA).
Mike lives in Birmingham UK and is happily married to Viviene for over twenty years. A few hours a week working as a Mental Health Chaplain keeps his feet firmly grounded in reality!