Blog

BLOG-WEB

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

Ambition is critical

Date: | Posted by: Tony Colville

Date: June 05 2014

Posted by: Tony Colville

As we hit 25,000 followers on twitter, Tony Colville, Partnerships lead at The Young Foundation, starts a monthly reflection on new partnerships, new programmes and plans for collaboration. For more on our new partnerships follow us @tony_colville @the_young_fdn If I ask my friends what they know of Swansea, the beautiful coastal town of South Wales,… → Read More

A revolutionary approach to solving urban challenges

Date:

Date: May 15 2014

Posted by: Tony Colville

The Young Foundation is working with  Innovate York on  GeniUS! Open  - an approach which aims to  revolutionise the way citizens and local organisations can propose ideas to solve social, economic and environmental problems in their city.   GeniUS! was developed by Science City York  and City of York Council.  It  is now being piloted  with… → Read More

How would you spend £4 billion?

Date: | Posted by: Claudia Elliot

Date: May 07 2014

Posted by: Claudia Elliot

The Young Foundation have worked with the BIG Lottery Fund on Realising Ambition, a project helping young people fulfil their potential; and Better By Design, which supports voluntary sector oragnisations in Scotland. To develop their priorities for the next six years, BIG are asking for your ideas on how £4 billion could best help communities. We encourage you… → Read More

How to get a move on without running a marathon

Date: | Posted by: Gemma Briggs

Date: April 08 2014

Posted by: Gemma Briggs

Hannah, a research assistant at the Young Foundation, is about to run her first London Marathon. For the past few weeks she’s been waking up at 7am on a Saturday to the prospect of a 20-mile practice run. Quite frankly, the details I’ve heard over lunch about her punishing training schedule are enough to make… → Read More

It’s time to reclaim happiness

Date: | Posted by: Mark Williamson

Date: March 20 2014

Posted by: Mark Williamson

In recent years I’ve asked hundreds of parents what they want above all for their children. Although their answers vary, nearly all of them say something like “I really just want them to be happy”. Happiness is the thing we want the most for the people we love the most. But the problem is that… → Read More

Using the power of social ventures to create a 21st century education system

Date: | Posted by: Anna Smee

Date: March 12 2014

Posted by: Anna Smee

Most young people currently acquire the skills and experiences they need through a combination of school and family support, benefiting from parents who provide direction, take them to new places, encourage them to join clubs and share stories about their own work life. But for a significant number of children there is no supportive family… → Read More

Social enterprise mistakes – If no one else is doing it, it must be a great idea

Date: | Posted by: David Floyd

Date: March 11 2014

Posted by: David Floyd

  Most social entrepreneurs think their social venture is unique. In fact, it seems like numbers of social entrepreneurs who promote their venture on the basis that ‘no else is doing this’ vastly exceed the numbers promote their venture on the basis that it’s really good. This may be partly due to the funding climate… → Read More

Journey of a Social Entrepreneur – HumanUtopia

Date: | Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Date: March 11 2014

Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Social entrepreneurs follow multiple different routes to achieving their goal. This month’s profile describes how two talented entrepreneurs totally restructured and saved an important social programme that was about to be abandoned. Fourteen years ago in the run up to the Millennium Year, UK corporations were being urged by the British government to become more… → Read More

The Team of Leaders – Top innovators join Young Foundation on mission to disrupt inequality.

Date: | Posted by: Ashley Elizabeth Ball

Date: March 10 2014

Posted by: Ashley Elizabeth Ball

  The Young Foundation, the leading centre for social innovation, is delighted to announce the appointment of eleven new senior staff to spearhead its renewed mission to understand and challenge the root causes of structural inequality. The Young Foundation’s dynamic new team includes leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of social policy, feminism, human… → Read More