CampusImpact was founded in 2006 to address the needs of youths who are undergoing a transitional phase in their lives, and are beginning to define who they are.
Our work started with overseas community involvement projects to nurture social and civic responsibilities in the youths through experiential learning through service-learning community projects. As our focus shifted towards addressing local needs, programmes such as The Learning Curve, Study Buddy, and Evolve were subsequently added to impact youths in Singapore.
The young person stands at the centre of everything we do at CampusImpact. Thus, through working with schools, grassroots leaders, partner organisations, families in the community, as well as the youths themselves, we seek to provide each student who walks through our doors with the best possible chance at success.
Our goal is to help 500 students complete their secondary school education over the next 5 years.
CampusImpact is a charity with Institute of Public Character (IPC) status since 2014 and is a registered member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS).
Helping young people from low-income and disadvantaged families acquire skills and values to become useful citizens for the community and serve as pillars of strength for the nations.
Preparing the new generation with a positive attitude, purposeful life and pioneering spirit.
Elysa ChenExecutive Director
Elysa is wildly passionate about children and youth. As a former reporter with Singapore Press Holdings, she has always cared about social and community issues, particularly those involving young people. Before joining CampusImpact, Elysa was a teacher in a local junior college and strongly believes in the power of education to help less-privileged students level the playing field. With her bubbly and outgoing personality, forming partnerships has been a forte for her, and she hopes to equip every student who comes into CampusImpact with the wings to help them fly by providing the best opportunities to them.
Vanessa TangProgramme Executive
With her wealth of experience from The Salvation Army's Gracehaven Children's Home, Sarabeth is a beloved youth worker who easily builds rapport with the children and youths at CampusImpact. As the programme executive at CampusImpact, Sarabeth acts as the bridge between our young clients, parents, our volunteers, and our partners. She welcomes each young person with a smile and, with her keen observation skills, sounds our young clients out and meets their needs wisely and patiently.
Tang Woon HoeCounsellor
An accomplished dancer, youth worker and counsellor, Ms Tang meets the needs of each counselling client with patience, a gracious listening ear, and the wisdom that she has gleaned from over 20 years of counselling youths and families. On top of supervising and training our volunteer counsellors, Ms Tang is also an accredited dance and movement therapist who has been running dance therapy sessions for youths and their families with CampusImpact to provide alternative ways for parents and their children to communicate more effectively.
Yee Yuet NgohAdmin and Accounts Executive
Affectionately known as Auntie Yue’er in the centre, Yuet Ngoh is the backbone of CampusImpact. Not only does she attend to the myriad needs of the students coming into the office, one moment providing them with stationery supplies, and the next, bandaging up an injured finger, she is also the face of the centre, providing a warm, hospitable contact point for our students, parents and volunteers. Most of the time, Yuet Ngoh is huddled behind her computer, poring over the accounts of CampusImpact and preparing the administrative support for the centre to run smoothly.
Tan Shi YunProgramme Manager
With her love for children and teaching, Shi Yun, who was a former volunteer herself, brings the heart and soul into the programmes run at CampusImpact as our Programmes Manager. Leveraging on her strengths in planning and organisation, Shi Yun ensures that the team delivers excellent services through the daily processes, while keeping the big picture in mind. This way, she helps her programme team reach their full potential, and, consequently, do the same for the children. She is a trusted problem-solver that partners, parents, volunteers, and the staff team at CampusImpact can approach.
Venus SimProgramme Assistant
Venus is a former allied educator who serves the slower learners at CampusImpact by building on their basic literacy skills. Whenever Venus is in the room, there is an amazing peace that settles on the children as she assures them and slowly but steadily builds up their confidence. Venus also serves the Evolve students and is a caring and supportive mentor to our youth.
Tony LeongDirector of Youth Work
Having worked with children and families for more than 10 years, Tony is the expert we go to for advice and guidance when we face complex cases. As an ACTA-certified trainer specialising in topics of Mental Health, Suicide Intervention, Stress Management, Psychological First Aid and Crisis Intervention, Tony has trained various stakeholders through experiential-based interventions. With younger clients, Tony uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), through storytelling, adventure-based interventions and strengths-based concepts. He also oversees programmes at CampusImpact, ensuring strategic objectives are met.
Denise FooVolunteer Manager
A powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm, Denise seeks to inspire and empower volunteers to create a meaningful life that they love. This sense of purpose fills her with adrenaline when it comes to volunteerism. Through her warm personality, she fosters deep relationships with corporate and individual partners to bridge fundraising and engagements with our clients that enable them to give back meaningfully and sustainably. Denise walks the talk as she actively contributes her personal time in the community. She hopes to advocate volunteerism and enable the underprivileged community to receive support from others.
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