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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

Realising Ambition: Our ambition, our journey, our legacy

Date: July 05 2017

 

On Wednesday 5th July 2017, we saw the closing of the 5-year £25m Big Lottery Fund programme, Realising Ambition, which supported the replication of evidence-based and promising interventions designed to improve outcomes for children and young people and prevent them from entering the youth justice system.

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Volunteers make ‘our world go round’

Date: May 23 2017

Posted by: James Teasdale

 

Volunteering has played an important role in the delivery of a number of young people’s services in the Realising Ambition programme of which the Young Foundation is a partner. What have we learnt from Realising Ambition that could help organisations delivering similar services to make the most effective use of volunteers amid a national trend of declining numbers?

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#YFWeekly

Date: February 20 2017

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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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Young Foundation supports Uprising’s latest venture to create One Million Mentors

Date: February 16 2017

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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... Find out more