In the third instalment of this blog series, we will be exploring communities of faith in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. We will hear from my own dad, Richard Young – a Lay Minister at St Mary the Virgin Church in Witney, Oxfordshire, about the church’s response to the crisis. At the Young Foundation, we understand how churches and other faith institutions continue to play a vital role in promoting healthy communities across... 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
In my last blog post, we were introduced to the variety of incredible community responses to COVID-19 across the UK, including The Corona Cabaret, the first online global cabaret tackling isolation during the outbreak. In this blog, we dive deeper into the world of communities of identity, hearing from one its performers, activist Dan Glass about how he and the wider LGBTQI+ community are experiencing... Find out more
At the Young Foundation, our mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across the UK. One of the main ways in which we achieve this is by building a shared body of evidence, tools and insight about how communities are taking action on the issues that affect them. In recent months, many communities in the UK and across the world have been experiencing changes and challenges as a result of COVID-19. In such uncertain... Find out more
The Young Academy is our innovation support programme and social investment fund for tackling education inequality. Through our portfolio of social ventures, the networks of schools in which we work, and the teachers we support, we are not only hearing about all the difficulties and understandable frustrations and worries that Covid-19 is presenting, but also... Find out more
The Young Foundation rounded off 2019 with the ‘Hear Our Stories’ screening at Canada Water Theatre. This celebratory evening premiered the fantastic films created by four local charities over the course of our participatory video training generously funded by the Postcode Lottery. A night of films and talks showcased the incredible achievements of the groups... Find out more
‘‘[This process] has made me think about the importance of storytelling through video and the powerful impact you can make in a few minutes” Member of ParaPride Over the past two months, four London charities have experienced the process of Participatory Video (PV) at the Young Foundation. Members of ParaPride and the Black Heroes Foundation made... Find out more
We are delighted to announce the conversion of our investment in Smart School Councils. Smart School Councils is one of 16 investments made by the Young Academy Investment Fund. The fund was established to reduce educational inequality through making social impact-led investments in early stage education ventures. Smart School Councils offers an online tool and... Find out more
Have you ever come across the idea of ‘hysterical strength’ – the extraordinary power that affords people ‘superhuman’ strength at times of extreme danger? We’ve all heard stories of people suddenly being able to lift cars and trees off squashed people, throw people out of danger or run for our lives – literally. These stories... Find out more
The Evolving Role of Social Innovation across Europe. A 2019 Perspective. This is a summary of a talk given at the Catalonia Association of Public Universities in Barcelona on 18th September 2019. The event convened business, civil society, academia and government to explore a new agenda for supporting social innovation in Catalonia. In this keynote,... Find out more
Participatory Video with Four London Charities with support from the People’s Postcode Trust “Participatory Video leaves people with a greater sense of who they are and how they can interact with the rest of the world. It is a very powerful medium because getting people to tell their own stories is more powerful than having... Find out more