Katrina Newell

Katrina is an experienced youth and community worker in Northern Ireland.

She has particular experience in youth participation, cross-community engagement and outreach and in developmental programmes that challenge discrimination and encourage inclusion.

Katrina has a strong interest in helping to support sustainable, positive change in the lives of some of north Belfast’s most marginalised young people impacted by the legacy of the conflict and facing paramilitary threat, exclusion, or mental health problems.

Katrina’s fellowship focused on finding new ways of engaging those involved in young peoples’ lives to help address the issues they face including paramilitary threat, low self-esteem, lack of opportunity and addiction.

She is looking at international best practice around engaging young people, particularly in segregated and marginalised areas.  She aims to produce resources and a youth engagement model for other practitioners.

  1. SCI Fellowship Programme

    Our Mentoring Programme identifies emerging leaders, pairing them with seasoned activists to grow the next generation of change makers.
  2. Peace Building Fellowship

Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland