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Research

We want to change the way people think about society’s most pressing problems, who can solve them, and the possibiliti ...

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Work with Communities

We support people and organisations to take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. W ...

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Social Innovation & Investment

We are a leading centre for social innovation, creating new solutions to entrenched problems through social ventures, mo ...

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The power of telling your own story

In this guest blog, Jenny Richards, a member of the East London-based Grand Union Orchestra (GUO), talks about their approach to amplifying lesser-heard voices. 

Michael Young, founder of The Young Foundation
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Enter our cash prize competition – what lies beyond the meritocracy?

Date: 14 September 2018

Date: 14 September 2018

Young summarised the meritocracy in the form of an equation: IQ + Effort. And if, as Michael said, ‘Every ‘ocracy’ lights a match beneath it’, what lies beyond a meritocracy? This is your chance to share your response to this question – and win a bit of cash! We’re open to receiving applications that are written, filmed, drawn or represented in physical form.

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Let’s get mythical

Date: 18 September 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

Date: 18 September 2018

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

On Tuesday 18 September, we’ll be talking myths and stories with Alex Evans, author of The Myth Gap.

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Publication

Amplify: Voices and actions in places

Print date: April 2018

Print date: April 2018

Our Amplify work responds to the real, lived experiences of people and the communities in which they live. We share some of our learnings to date in this report.

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Local solutions to loneliness and social isolation

In this blog, Isabel Young, Programme Manager for Communities at The Young Foundation focuses on loneliness and social isolation as issues that can be tackled locally; tapping into the strengths, stories and motivations of people interested in developing community-led responses to foster to increasing social connections.

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Myths for an age of political polarisation

Want to change the world? Then what you need most isn’t facts; it’s a really great story. So I argued in a book called The Myth Gap (summary here), which came out last year in the wake of the Brexit referendum and the US election. Donald Trump and Nigel Farage had hardly triumphed thanks to… → Read More

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SIC Learning Relay #3: Crowdfunding

Date: 14 September 2018 - 19 October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 17:30
Venue: Webinars + one in-person workshop at YF's HQ, London

Date: 14 September 2018 - 19 October 2018

Time: 10:00 - 17:30

Venue: Webinars + one in-person workshop at YF's HQ, London

Are you interested in exploring or further developing crowdfunding actions for your work in an inspiring, peer-to-peer learning environment? Join this free, four-part social learning relay.

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Vacancy – Investment Manager

We are looking for an experienced, self-starting and energetic Investment Manager to take the lead on growing the social and financial returns from our Young Academy portfolio of education impact investments.