Posts Tagged: Blog

 

The Boundary Estate: A community approach to change?

As part of the Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme, The Young Foundation have been working to support locally-led initiatives to improve health and wellbeing in Tower Hamlets. With the neighbourhoods around Columbia Road identified as a key area of focus, in recent months this project has led to a more in-depth study of the Boundary... Find out more

 

Nothing about us without us

Do you have experience listening to the people you exist to serve in order to improve what you do and how you do it? The Young Foundation have now launched an inquiry to explore the role of user voice and experience in social investment. With support from Big Society Capital and Barrow Cadbury Trust, we... Find out more

 

6 months in Barking & Dagenham

Ryan Boyce interviews Hannah Davis. We met up at Sazzy and Fran Café in Bethnal Green for a fruity smoothie and got chatting about one of our latest projects, Amplify Barking & Dagenham. So, tell me about Amplify Barking & Dagenham? This is a community research and action project which is all about community cohesion in... Find out more

 

The Community Wellbeing Index: people, place and relationships

Amanda Hill-Dixon (The Young Foundation) and David Luckin (Co-op). In 2017 the Co-op, in partnership with The Young Foundation and Geolytix, set out to understand what ‘community wellbeing’ means to people across the UK. We did this to support the creation of an index of community wellbeing. The Co-op Community Wellbeing Index is the first... Find out more

 

Faithful to a Founder?

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” – Mark Twain. This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste Gulbenkian and I attended a small gathering at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the launch of ‘Mr Five Per Cent’ a brilliant biography on the man himself by Jonathan Conlin. The event was... Find out more

 

What has merit?

To coincide with the University of Nottingham’s debate about the state of meritocracy in contemporary Britain (24 October 2018), CEO Helen Goulden share her thoughts and asks what has merit?

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Kwame Anthony Appiah 

The Red Baron

In moving toward the meritocratic ideal, we have imagined that we have retired the old encrustations of inherited hierarchies. As the sociologist Michael Young knew, that’s not the real story.

- writes Kwame Anthony Appiah in 'The Red Baron' for The New York Review of Books.

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Launching cohort seven of The Young Academy

We’re pleased to welcome eight new initiatives to the Young Academy’s accelerator programme for early-stage social ventures tackling educational inequalities. Through the Accelerator, participants will attend intensive workshops and receive one-to-one support from social impact experts, volunteer advisors and education sector leaders. Our goal is to create a space for ideas and projects to be... Find out more