Karl Ducque is the TRY Team Leader, Karl is a University College of Dublin Graduate with a background in addiction services. He is also a board member of the Dublin City Co-op and took pride in representing his community on the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force. Karl Knows well the challenges faced growing up in a flat complex, as he himself grew up in the north inner city. He applies his lived experience along with academic knowledge to provide young people with alternative constructive lifestyle pathways.
Pearse Stafford is a professional youth worker and an integral part of the TRY team. Pearse graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in Social Science in 2018. Prior to working with TRY Pearse spent numerous years working in frontline homeless services with the most marginalised and socially excluded members of our society. Pearse has a great love of the South inner city, as his family originally came from the area. As a result, he is passionate about the young people in the area and strives to make a difference in their lives.
Christine Dunne is a professional and passionate youth worker with a focus on empowering & engaging young women in South Inner City who would be otherwise disengaged. Christine, like all of the TRY workers grew up in a disadvantaged area and is well aware of the challenges faced by the young people in the area. She has a background in addiction services and has been vital in reaching the young ladies of the area. Christine develops care plans and bridges the gaps between the young people and mainstream services.
Lyndsey has a strong track record in housing and community development policy and practice in Ireland, having worked across three regeneration projects in Dublin’s south inner city; leading the projects in two complexes, as well as working directly with tier 2 and tier 3 housing associations, and leading a national network of prevention and early intervention services for children and families. Lyndsey established a range of social projects including targeted interventions for children and young people and, community health projects, as well as sourcing National and European funding for numerous social projects. Lyndsey acts as chairperson for an early education centre in North Dublin and is a member of Steering Committee of the Targeted Response with Youth project in Dublin’s South Inner City.
Peter Dorman has been involved in community work for over thirty years, beginning in the community education organisation Partners Training for Transformation. He now works in Community Action Network. He has worked in a number of housing regeneration projects, including Fatima, Dolphin House, St Michaels estate and St Teresa’s gardens. He has also worked on a number of community safety initiatives and coordinates the Building Community Resilience project in Dublin South Central.
David Doyle is a passionate youth worker with a keen interest in the criminal justice. David was previously a TRY worker and then became a steering group member. David has served as a board member on the St Teresa’s Gardens regeneration Board. David focuses on long term outcomes with young people to increase their ability to reach their full potential.
From Finglas, Donnacadh is an economist by education and now an international and local development worker. He managed the Easy Street project in Ballymun, which is similar to TRY.
‘Rea Lavelle has worked as St. Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Coordinator since 2018. Her role is to support the regeneration board with delivery of the physical, social and economic regeneration of the area. She was also involved with the community policing forums in Dublin South Central areas for the past three years, and has previously worked in social policy, social housing and homelessness, as well as with the Local Employment Services.’
The Steering Committee is made up with of people in the social field with the professional drive to innovate and reform how we work with young people most marginlised within society.