press releases

New research institute seeks to bridge divide between elites and communities

15 October 2019

The new Institute for Community Studies will today set out its agenda to bring elite institutions together with people and communities to address the big social challenges of our era. Speakers at the new Institute’s launch today include Rory Stewart (MP and independent candidate for Mayor of London), Dr. Debbie Weekes-Bernard (London Deputy Mayor for... Find out more

events

SOLD OUT: Thriving Together – The role of communities in uncertain times

15 October 2019

4pm - 7pm

Rich Mix Cinema, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA

Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able to face shared challenges. In a time of national and global turbulence, the role and power of communities is evolving and taking on an ever greater importance. Our cities, towns and villages are increasingly... Find out more

Publication

A Brighter Future

The Young Foundation was commissioned by End Youth Homelessness to evaluate their Transforming Futures Programme, funded by the H&M Foundation. The programme helps young people find their way into education, employment or training (EET) by providing them with personalised job coaching and access to a bursary fund. Our report, ‘A Brighter Future’ is available here to download. Alongside the Toolkit,... Find out more

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Civic Muscle in a Climate Crisis

Have you ever come across the idea of ‘hysterical strength’ – the extraordinary power that affords people ‘superhuman’ strength at times of extreme danger? We’ve all heard stories of people suddenly being able to lift cars and trees off squashed people, throw people out of danger or run for our lives – literally. These stories... Find out more

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The Evolving Role of Social Innovation across Europe. A 2019 Perspective.

The Evolving Role of Social Innovation across Europe. A 2019 Perspective. This is a summary of a talk given at the Catalonia Association of Public Universities in Barcelona on 18th September 2019. The event convened business, civil society, academia and government to explore a new agenda for supporting social innovation in Catalonia. In this keynote,... Find out more

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What is Participatory Video?

Participatory Video with Four London Charities with support from the People’s Postcode Trust “Participatory Video leaves people with a greater sense of who they are and how they can interact with the rest of the world. It is a very powerful medium because getting people to tell their own stories is more powerful than having... Find out more

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What’s a home?

In April this year, with support from Charlie Leadbeater, Jennie Winhall, U+I, Anna Minton, Josh-Ryan Collins, Linda Leslie, Tessa Gooding and Kathy Evans, The Young Foundation hosted New Perspectives, a gathering of 100 people which explored some of the key, systemic challenges within the housing sector. A compilation of essays and case studies: New Perspectives... Find out more

RT @roz_davies: Really enjoyed this post. Yes we can’t hide behind tech. People and places matter. A blend of face to face using digital as…

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