Until April 2011
Berkeley was employed by Haringey Council as Network Area South
Co-ordinator. In that time Berkeley worked with over 10,000
young people to improve their lives. Known by the young people
locally as Uncle Berks or the Godfather. He has
worked tirelessly to improve the lives of young people in an
area that has faced many challenges over the years. He has been
instrumental in uniting the community, with a fearless and
uncompromising belief in humanity and a simplistic creed that
everyone deserves a second chance, (he never gives up on anyone)
encouraging and inspiring a can do attitude to everyone he
comes in contact with. His passion for youth development is
exemplified in the following roles.
He was a key player
in the development of Bruce Grove Area Youth Project into the
highly acclaimed and award winning Bruce Grove Youth Centre, a
state of the art Centre of Excellence for Young People in
Tottenham, winning 12 Wow! Awards in 2010/11 for services to the
Bruce Grove Area
Youth Project has history of successful integration work and
pioneered the Bus Stop Club, PHAB Club and Live Wire Club for
both local young people and their disabled peer groups.
He has been a
school governor at Roger Ascham Primary School for over ten
years which has now been Awarded Academy status.
He is a Chair of
the Haringey Black Independent Advisor Group (HBIAG). Berkeley
is the Co-founder and active member of the Community Against
Guns and Knives (CAGK).
He is the
Co-Director of Peoples World Carnival Band Arts and Media
Berkeley also leads
on Academy of Excellence evening homework club which is part of
The 3R Youth Project (Respect, Responsibility & Reasoning), he
and Mr Thomas Moyo are the founders of this project.
Since he left
Haringey Council in 2011 he has thrown himself into working as a
Voluntary Link Officer in the community. He has been involved in
everything from homework clubs to sports tournaments to
campaigning for Senior Citizens groups.
Failure is not his
vocabulary and he believes working together as a team is the key
He is an
inspiration to young and old.