Loren set up the Youth Charity Urban Circle Newport in 2005 to help young people in the local community. This was done by engaging and empowering them through the arts and youth work. The project is now a fully registered charity and one of the biggest 3rd Sector initiatives outside of statutory youth projects in South Wales. Loren completed a BA (Hons) degree in Youth and Community Work and her MA degree in Working with Children and Young People at the University of South Wales. She has been instrumental in promoting the tools, academic research, and resources to facilitate, manage and lead the Urban Circle organisation and has established a strong reputation as a champion of support and development of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities.