Youth Work Ireland Cork is a non profit organisation working with young people from the Gurranabraher / Churchfield area of Cork City. We provide a holistic, inclusive and empowering service for the well-being of all young people. We started off as “The Cork Youth Federation” a VEC funded initiative special project for youth (SPY project) in the area in 1989. This project was located within the parochial hall in Churchfield and was known locally as “Youthlinks”. In 1994 the project’s name was changed to “The Gurranabraher Youth Development Centre”. In 1997 the Cork Youth Federation ceased operations and the National Youth Federation (now Youth Work Ireland) took over the management of the SPY project.
Youth Work Ireland Cork, officially became responsible for all Youth Work Ireland activities in the Cork City region. Youth Work Ireland Cork became a full member youth service of Youth Work Ireland in May 2009. We operate from the following clearly defined operational procedures;
To provide a community based response to young people’s needs by offering them the opportunity to contribute to and participate in social education, artistic and recreational activities.
We manage three different projects: