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We are seeking a Community Outreach Worker to join The Young Foundation to be part of our team delivering the exciting new Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) project.


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The Young Foundation is looking for a highly creative communications professional to help us deliver the communications element of our exciting new strategy focused on finding new ways of tackling major social challenges by putting communities in the driving seat of change.

Realising Ambition Insight 11 Cover

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 11

Print date: February 2018

Print date: February 2018

‘Wrong’ answers, right response: learning from randomised controlled trials when you don’t get the results you were hoping for


Join the next wave of changemakers…

…and use your ideas to make your community a better place.  We want to put young people at the heart of solutions. This is why we’re running a new free programme called Amplify Youth. Join in!

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Social movement Action for Happiness becomes an independent charity

building a happier world together

Date: 25 January 2018

Date: 25 January 2018

In the context of our growing mental health crisis and the importance of finding new solutions, we are proud to announce the spin-out of Action for Happiness as an independent charity. Action for Happiness is a grassroots movement of people taking action to build a happier and more caring society. It was launched within The… → Read More

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How relationships change the world and where to go with what we know

“We network and transact now more than ever but meaningful time together is being systematically displaced by fast and shallow connections”. David Robinson, writes for us on how to make meaningful relationships the ‘central operating principle’ in the run-up to the launch of our Community Wellbeing Index in partnership with the Co-op UK and his forthcoming talk on this at LSE.