London, Tottenham,–As an organization expands, changes are made to meet new organizational expectations. Haringey Stars, a well-known social enterprise in the borough of Haringey, London, is changing its name to Ingenium to support its service expansions to all of London.
Ingenium is just a new name for the performing arts based development organization that caters to 13 to 24-year-olds by positively influencing and enhancing much needed social, organizational and leadership skills.
The name change came to fruition after the decision to change the name was taken to the board of directors. Members and many program participants felt a new name would make the organization relevant to all residents of London.
Linda Marie, a board member of Ingenium, formerly known as Haringey Stars, states, “I love the new name. It helps to drop certain barriers we have encountered when setting up projects in neighboring boroughs.”
Though many of the organization’s programs were designed to include participants from various boroughs, people would call in to find out if they could participate due to them not being from Haringey.
John Zavuga, Chief Executive Officer of Ingenium, agrees with the sentiments expressed by many of the young people. He adds that, “The old name was rather restrictive and would pose a challenge for the organization when delivering services to the young people in the neighboring boroughs of Hackney, Enfield and Islington.”
Mr.Zavuga also adds that,” With the new name, we believe the residents of the other boroughs other than Haringey will feel included. The organisation can also take advantage of services offered by other boroughs.”
In the following weeks Haringey Stars will be making changes to its website and social media channels to reflect the name change to Ingenium.
For more information on Ingenium, formerly Haringey Stars, visit www.haringeystars.org and follow the organization on Twitter @haringeystars
About Ingenium, formerly Haringey Stars
Ingenium works with young people aged 13-24 from North London and aims to develop teens’ and young adults’ confidence, leadership, organizational and social skills through performing arts. Ingenium uses participants’ interests in performing arts as a channel of engagement, but the emphasis is on developing skills and abilities to succeed in life. The organization runs projects that are integrated with personal and social development training during the year that result in the young people delivering performances at key venues in North London.