FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Amos is a youth worker, activist and community organiser. He was inspired to found Our Second Home by the transformative experience he had in his youth movement, and is driven to empower and develop the next generation of leaders in migrant communities. He has a decade of experience working in community building, and is currently CEO of Mavar. Amos studied International Relations at Leeds University and has an MSc in Migration Studies from Oxford University.
OUTREACH & COMMUNITY MANAGER
Alon is a youth worker, trainer and facilitator who cares about creating emotionally safe spaces for adults and young people that foster connection, support learning and build community. He has worked in a range of educational settings exploring mental health, sex and relationships, and anti-oppression. He is currently training to be a counsellor for young people, and can otherwise be found cooking, playing football or trying to grow something in the garden.
At OSH, Alon supports our growing community and helps young people new and old access our programming.
Ali joined OSH as its first movement worker in 2021. He took part in OSH's leadership training programme in 2019 and has been a leader ever since. He is a performer, advocate and activist working for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, inspired by his own experiences. As well as OSH, he is active in many other charities.
FUNDRAISING EVENTS LEAD
Working with young people is something Ella has been doing since she was 17, rooted in her experience with Noam, the Masorti Jewish Youth Movement where she discovered the magic of youth empowerment. After studying History, she came back into the world of informal education working as a movement worker for Noam 2015-16 before segueing into the world of schools and formal education as a learning mentor and careers adviser and later at Shakespeare's Globe. Currently Ella is Senior Education Officer at Step Up To Serve, where she works to promote youth social action.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING LEAD
Emma is a theatre-maker, performer and facilitator who is part of an international performance collective. She also runs drama workshops in schools. She has been a youth leader for a decade, starting her leadership journey with RSY-Netzer. Having started leading with OSH in 2018, Emma joined the team in 2020 to facilitate the leadership training programme.
Alex has been with OSH since the beginning, believing in the importance of creating community and a safe space to empower young people to flourish. She is currently a trainee clinical psychologist, studying for a doctorate in clinical psychology with a particular interest in children and young people's mental health. Alex has 10 years experience working with young people dating back to when she began volunteering with her local youth movement.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS LEAD
Josie works at the Jewish Leadership Council creating their digital content and helping organisations across the Jewish charitable sector with their campaigns. Prior to this she worked as a freelancer in the arts. Her work has always had a focus on community building, telling stories and encouraging understanding across cultures. It’s also apparently ‘multi-disciplinary’.
Josie joined OSH in 2021 as their Marketing and Comms lead and her aim is to showcase how joyous and welcoming the charity is.
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT LEAD
Bethany is a youth & family service manager for a large national charity. Her previous experience is in planning and delivering volunteer-delivered services for a huge range of beneficiaries, including children from deprived areas, young people with complex health conditions, and families with young children. She joined OSH as a leader at our very first residential and hasn’t been able to stay away since.
Nic is Head of Social Action and Interfaith at West London Synagogue. He has worked professionally in both education and refugee humanitarian relief. From 2009-2013 he was the Humanitarian Coordinator and then Programme Manager for the African Refugee Development Centre in Tel Aviv. He currently runs a number of direct service projects for refugees and asylum seekers in London including a Drop-in for destitute asylum seekers, language and employment support for refugees, and Community Sponsorship for a family of Syrian refugees. When not working Nic can be found playing Duplo with his four year old daughter Ruby, listening to Erykah Badu.