‘A time to recharge, renew – and participate in your future’
19 January 2022
The Young Foundation starts 2022 with a focus on collective energy. Helen Goulden reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
‘I never thought a research career was for someone like me’
8 December 2021
Elly McDade had big dreams and bags of ambition, but struggled at school and found herself on Universal Credit – until finding the Kickstart peer researcher programme.
‘To make lasting change, we need more than slogans’
7 December 2021
Partnership and community-driven action are key to reducing inequalities, building stronger local economies, and addressing our national and global challenges, says Lydia Ragoonanan.
Campaign for Community Power launches today
2 December 2021
Embracing our mission to support better-connected, stronger communities, The Young Foundation is proud to be part of We’re Right Here: The Campaign for Community Power, which launches today.
‘Let’s do more to support young people moving from education to employment’
30 November 2021
What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector.
Remote working can reach a broader range of people. Let’s enable that.
24 November 2021
Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.
Young people are tomorrow’s leaders, and today’s changemakers
23 November 2021
The COP26 youth march earlier this month saw thousands of young people skip school to demand action to address the climate crisis. Activists Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg, and Xiye Bastida joined the rally, supporting other young people across the world to take social action and speak up for their future.
Watch the video: Talking transitions
10 November 2021
The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies hears the climate change concerns and priorities of people around the UK.
In the fight for climate change, everyone has something to contribute
9 November 2021
We need both technology and human partnerships to tackle the climate crisis, says activist Daze Aghaji
Beyond the ‘blah, blah, blah’: we need a new kind of climate activism
4 November 2021
Helen Goulden reflects on people power and partnership as tools for change – and says the cacophony around COP26 speaks volumes.
For ‘levelling up’ to have lasting impact, we must start by ‘levelling in’
5 October 2021
The government has pledged greater support for downtrodden regions of the UK – but change must be informed by people it most affects, says Lydia Ragoonanan
Continuity and Change: The role of volunteers in community businesses
23 September 2021
Community businesses help make places better in a real way. From saving local shops and creating leisure facilities to providing training opportunities for local people and helping to build affordable housing. Yet none of this would be possible without the