La Toyah McAllister-Jones
Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2013
La Toyah has a passion for challenging the social and political barriers that socially excluded groups face. She is committed to working with communities to develop resilience through collaboration and social action.
Since completing her Fellowship, La Toyah has continued to develop her leadership in the areas that are integral to her values; community engagement, partnerships and politics. Her work with St Mungo’s Broadway has allowed her to develop her skills as a consultant, working with homelessness organisations to develop a more personalised, client-centred approach to service delivery.
La Toyah’s secondment at Collaborate during her Fellowship was a steep learning curve she continues to work with the policy think tank as an Associate. She was part of the development team for the Unusual Suspects festival curated by Collaborate and The Social Innovation Exchange in September 2014. The festival focused on collaborating with organisations in the social space that are not normally part of the conversation. The local elections in the spring of 2014 gave La Toyah the opportunity to develop a project which focused on community engagement with the political process and maximising accountability to voters. The #HackneySpeaks project had significant impact across the borough and La Toyah will be leading on a follow up project for the 2015 General Election.
The Clore Social Leadership Programme gave La Toyah real insight into her personal values and how this impacts on her leadership. In her work she seeks to build capacity leading to more meaningful engagement in the social justice space. Her leadership journey is a work in progress.
Read about La Toyah's Fellowship research, the Good Partners Charter.
Personal website/ blog: lmcallisterjones.wordpress.com/
Current principal organisation: St Mungo's Broadway
Other leadership role 1: Associate
Other organisation 1: Collaborate
Other leadership role 2: Secretary
Other organisation 2: Hackney Unites
Research: Local Partnerships: In the delivery of services of the vulnerable and socially excluded, what changes do we need to make to existing practice in order to become more effective partners?
Research topics: Housing; Leadership; Values;
Secondment host: Movement For Change