Chuka Umunna MP
Chuka Umunna was elected as Member of Parliament for Streatham in May 2010, becoming the first MP for the constituency to have grown up in the area. On St Michael's, Chuka, pictured left with two of your young parents, says:
“St Michael’s Fellowship has a wonderful history of helping children and families in my constituency. The work St. Michael’s does to increase opportunities for education, training and employment, as well as their vital work to support families, is incredibly valuable.”
Dr John Coleman
John is a psychologist whose primary interest is adolescence. He is the Founder of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence (renamed Young People in Focus) and was the Director of the organisation from 1989 until he retired in 2005. From 2005 to 2006 he held a post as a Policy Advisor in the Department of Health, and since October 2006 he has been a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. In 1991 he published Growing Up Fast: Adult Outcomes of Teenage Motherhood a piece of research that followed the experiences of teenage mothers at St Michael’s Fellowship. This was one of the first British studies on this topic. John is currently a Trustee of Parenting UK.