Mildmay Community Partnership (MCP)
MCP is a community development organisation. It has been a legal entity since 22nd March 2004 and a registered charity since 27th May 2004. MCP is a company limited by guarantee.
MCP was established to predominantly but not exclusively be of benefit to the inhabitants of Mildmay in the London Borough of Islington (the “area of benefit”). In particular, we were created to relieve poverty and to develop the capacity and skills of our community. Today, through partnership with Islington Council, we focus on bringing community assets together and making strategic independent investments in a more tightly-knit, vibrant community.
MCP’s current operational activities:
- Management of the award-winning Mildmay Community Centre
- Lead Agency for the Mildmay Ward Partnership (Neighbourhood Management)
- Community outreach and microgrants program
Andrew Holzman (Chair)
Andrew is responsible for line managing MCP’s staff and setting the agenda for its trustees.
An American expatriate, Andrew moved to Islington after being offered a training contract from an international commercial law firm based in London. Andrew brings a range of experience in community development and nonprofit management to his work at MCP. Previously, he was the founder of a drop-in centre for the elderly in Chicago; he was honored with a resolution passed by the Illinois State House of Representatives for his work on that and other projects around the city.
Andrew holds a B.A. with special honors in politics from the University of Chicago and is currently reading the Common Professional Examination in Law for his training contract.
Linda brings tremendous knowledge of Mildmay’s community to the organisation, having lived in Mildmay since 1969. She has been involved with Mildmay’s community centre, which later became the MCP community centre, for over twenty of those years, primarily volunteering with its elderly users.
Outside of MCP, Linda has chaired the South Mildmay Tenants’ Cooperative for over 15 years.
Olly is a Labour councillor for Mildmay ward. Professionally, he works as a campaigner for a national autism awareness charity based in Islington. He brings significant experience in board work and governance to MCP, and currently leads the board’s effort to attract new trustees with needed skills.
The newest addition to MCP’s board, Steve was coopted as a trustee to bring his experience in IT for a large London law firm into a large-scale review of our telecoms contracts. His role has expanded to premises management generally, and Steve is now responsible for the boards review of premises management.