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
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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
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
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. The same report found that disadvantaged pupils were 18.1 months behind non-disadvantaged pupils by the time they left secondary... Find out more
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
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
Having the time to settle down with a book is great at any time of year. While many of us will not be having a traditional kind of holiday, the opportunity to have bit of R&R time away from work means an opportunity to dive into a book. Check out our recommendations – old and... Find out more
Safety in Numbers? sets out the questions that matter to communities, as told to us and prioritised by over three thousand people across the UK. This agenda is the result of a nationally representative process of research and co-creation, which listened to the experience of people about the issues, opportunities and challenges they face in their... Find out more
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
Community Engagement Officer Salary: £25,000 per annum pro-rata, plus benefits Location: London (Bethnal Green) Hours: Part Time (2-3 days a week) 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... Find out more
Project Administrator Salary: £21,000 per annum pro-rata, plus benefits Location: Remote – UK based Hours: 4-5 days a week (flexible – minimum 28 hours/ week) Contract: Fixed term until 31st Dec 2020, with possibility of extension. Start date mid-August latest – earlier if possible. About the Young Foundation Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of... Find out more