Bringing you some highlights from across the three areas of our work; social innovation and investment, work with communities and research.
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
Keshav Bhatt is the founder of Revolution Hive, a social enterprise which aims to empower young people to take responsibility for dealing with the biggest challenges facing society in the 21st century. Revolution Hive is currently part of the London and South East 2016/17 Young Academy cohort. We asked Keshav for some insight into what… → Read More
For a young person today, working out who you are and what you want to do is one of the key challenges you face upon entering adulthood. For those that face inequalities, this process can be especially laden with pitfalls and barriers. Our mission at The Young Foundation, to confront the inequalities that undermine our economy and corrode our wellbeing, means that we work on and with a fantastic… → Read More
Louise Foreman reflects on the Share to Know learning event on peer-to-peer and collaborative methods we hosted last week.
Andy Dunbobbin, Community Research for Connah’s Quay on the Amplify Cymru programme gives his reflections on what the programme has meant for him, following the launch of our Valuing Place report last week.
As The Prince’s Trust Youth Index reveals the pressures young people are dealing with, our blog looks at the impact they are having and how we are working to support and empower young people.
We have three pieces of good news from the Young Academy to help us ring in 2017 with positivity.
“If we change the story we tell ourselves then it leaves everything open to possibilities.”
Lifting the ban on new grammar schools is part of Theresa May’s desire for “Britain to be the world’s great meritocracy”and today marks the end of the public consultation the Government launched on this issue. But if the expansion of grammar schools marks progress towards a more meritocratic society is this necessarily a good thing?… → Read More
Community led innovation has experienced a massive growth in the past year. SIC reflects this in the community led innovation network – an entire group of people dedicated to developing and disseminating community led innovation tools, methods and ideas. Monica Nagore and Lucy Cui are coordinating the community led innovation network on behalf of the… → Read More