We Walk with Warriors

I work with young people who surprise me every day. Life at the Cork Life Centre is never boring. 92% of these are good surprises. And the 8% can lead to good things too if you are open to the fact that the difficult things we go through together make us stronger, better, more ready … Continue reading We Walk with Warriors

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A Visitor from Oberstown

  We’ve tried to prepare young people for the reality that they might go to Oberstown. We’ve sat in court and seen young people sentenced or remanded there. We have written letters to Oberstown. We have visited young people there. But today we had our first visitor from Oberstown…. Its Director Pat Bergin. Pat is … Continue reading A Visitor from Oberstown

I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met…..

Indeed yes, this is a line from a saccharine sweet rom-com which I best now reference(‘The Wedding Date’) But this thought has been bouncing around my head as I reflect on 2018-another amazing year working with young people and being privileged enough to share their journeys. I think of all the incredible achievements of our … Continue reading I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met…..

‘When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves’

  Final Musing on Edmund Rice Week: Visit by Ibrahim Halawa 11/05/2018 The above title is taken from the extraordinary ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor E Frankl-it connects so much with Ibrahim’s story I can’t stop thinking about it as he speaks to us and I am to learn it is amongst the books … Continue reading ‘When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves’

‘Equality isn’t achieved by treating everybody the same’

Musings from Edmund Rice Week @ the Cork Life Centre 08/05/2018 We had a more than interesting discussion today with Professor Áine Hyland about educational equality- who better to take a master class with than the woman who has spent most of her life advocating for children’s educational rights! Eloquently  and succinctly in less than … Continue reading ‘Equality isn’t achieved by treating everybody the same’

Early education vital in tackling city’s inequality

Delighted to see enduring inequalities in our education system highlighted in the Evening Echo recently(27.12.2017) by journalist Grainne McGuinness and to be featured in the article along with Dr. Tom Cavanagh a huge supporter and advocate for educational opportunities for all.   Dr Tom Cavanagh speaking at the official opening of the newly refurbished Dochas … Continue reading Early education vital in tackling city’s inequality

Local teens overcome obstacles with Cork Life Centre

Roisin Burke(As featured on the Evening Echo 08.06.2017) Delighted to share this article demonstrating the strength, resilience and talent of our young people. MORE than 6,000 students are taking the Leaving Certificate exams and among them will be a number of students from the Cork Life Centre. Cork Life Centre is an organisation who works … Continue reading Local teens overcome obstacles with Cork Life Centre