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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

Graphic Design Internship

Date: June 26 2020

Graphic Design Internship The Young Foundation works with people from all walks of life and we are looking for someone who can help us make sure we reflect that rich diversity in all our communications – whether the report is about skate parks in East London, refugees in Manchester, or a toolkit for environmental activists... Find out more

Speculative CV’s

Date: June 26 2020

Speculative CV’s  We are always on the lookout for passionate, talented individuals, so whether there are any current vacancies or not, we’re interested in hearing from you. Please send your CV and a short note outlining your skills and experience, and why you want to work with us to applications@youngfoundation.org. We will be in touch... Find out more

Standing in Solidarity

Date: June 03 2020

Posted by: Eve Avdoulos

 

As an organisation working to strengthen communities across the UK, what we are seeing taking place in the United States is deeply upsetting and unsettling. In our day-to-day work, we support people and organisations to take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. A primary pillar of this work is to listen;... Find out more

Arts, culture and social impact: lessons on how to grow good ideas

Date: May 22 2020

Posted by: Eve Avdoulos

 

In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and with generous support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, we’re pleased to be launching the Co-Creating Change Accelerator. Aimed at arts and cultural organisations with a track record of supporting social change, the accelerator is designed to enable initiatives to share, replicate and grow their work. Under the pressure... Find out more

From smart people doing good things, to good people doing smart things…

Date: May 14 2020

Posted by: Jon Huggett

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for philanthropy and social innovation to evolve from an educated elite doing good to a much broader and wiser movement.  Senior Young Foundation Fellow Jon Huggett writes that the most inspiring innovations across the world have always brought together people with specialised expertise and first-hand experience. Now is the... Find out more

Covid & Me Diaries: Exit Strategies

Date: May 07 2020

Posted by: Franca Roeschert, Jana Tauschinski

 

With the lockdown exit strategy due to be announced by the Government on Sunday, we were curious to find out what UK residents think is the best way to lift lockdown – so we asked people keeping diaries as part of our Covid & Me study to tell us what they would do if they were in charge of deciding how the country might relax social isolation measures over the coming weeks.  The majority of participants in... Find out more

Emerging from Lockdown (Part One)

Date: April 29 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

“Although this sudden decline in the disease was unexpected, the townspeople were in no hurry to celebrate. The preceding months, though they had increased their desire for liberation, had also taught them prudence and accustomed them to count less and less on a rapid end to the epidemic. However, this new development was the subject... Find out more

Replacing Smart Talk with Smart Action

Date: April 17 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

We’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting or conference session, and someone comes out with: “Systems change-focused innovation needs a radical intentionality with a disruptive redefinition of interventional capital.” You’re not sure what they mean, but you nod anyway. Young Foundation Fellow Jon Huggett gives his take on how to replace smart talk, with... Find out more

Community in a time of Covid-19

Date: April 06 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

woman in mask and lab coat 

Building on our long heritage of seeking to understand and involve communities in issues that directly affect them, The Young Foundation has today launched a landmark programme of research, focussed on understanding what it really feels like to live in a society characterised by contagion and containment.  As the pandemic spreads on a global scale, we... Find out more