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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

Partnerships, place and thriving communities

Date: September 25 2020


At the third and final Inclusive Economy Partnership BOOST engagement event last week we heard something quite magical from the range of leaders who spoke. We didn’t hear what their big new idea was or about the launch of a new product. Instead, we heard that humbleness, listening first, and building on existing capabilities, networks... Find out more

Autumn 2020 Events Series

Date: September 22 2020


We’re delighted to be hosting a number of exciting autumn events here at The Young Foundation. Join us to talk about the importance of peer research, hear from Lise Butler and Nick Pettigrew as they talk about their new books, and become involved in our Education Festival. Further detail below… we hope to see you... Find out more

The Young Academy Investment Fund converts investment in East Learning to Revenue Participation Loan

Date: September 08 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber


We are delighted to announce the conversion of our investment in East Learning into a Revenue Participation Loan.  The Young Academy Investment Fund was established to fill a gap in the finance available to early stage start–ups which were attempting to revolutionise the education system. When we invested a small amount to allow East Learning to build a prototype of its Aspirations... Find out more

Your future workforce in a post-Covid world: empowering young people to find quality work

Date: August 28 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber


A group of young people, with some of the UK’s largest employers and policymakers, gathered together last week to share their experiences on how young people can access quality work, despite the impact of COVID-19 that looms over their immediate futures. This online event was part of the Inclusive Economy Partnership (IEP) BOOST programme, bringing... Find out more

Being patient: what we have learned about equity-like social investments through the Young Academy Investment Fund

Date: August 27 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber


In 2019 the Education Policy Institute shared its fears that the reduction in the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers was close to flattening out and that the gap might start to increase again[1]. The same report found that disadvantaged pupils were 18.1 months behind non-disadvantaged pupils by the time they left secondary... Find out more

Supporting Civic Universities

Date: July 23 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden


The Institute for Community Studies is delighted to be a strategic partner in the Civic University Network.  As an Institute founded by The Young Foundation, we are wholly motivated and committed to supporting stronger communities; to exploring both new – and proven – ways for anchor institutions to contribute to place-making and local economic and... Find out more

National Peer Research Network welcomes 15 new members 

Date: July 23 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden


A new cohort of peer researchers has graduated from 6 weeks of remote training and officially joined The Young Foundation’s National Peer Research Network. The peer researchers hail from Sunderland, Ayrshire, Cardiff, Grimsby and London where they are currently interviewing people about the impact of Covid-19 on their lives and their communities.  Why peer research?  Peer research is a participatory research method in which people with lived experience... Find out more

Programme Manager

Date: June 26 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

Programme Manager Salary: £32,000 per annum, plus benefits Location: London (Bethnal Green) Hours: Full time (flexibility of working 4 days) Contract: fixed term (until October 2021 with possibility of extension) About the Young Foundation Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able... Find out more