JAY COHORT - 2020
Alison Baum is the CEO and Founder of Best Beginnings, the digital charity working to eradicate inequalities by empowering parents of all backgrounds to maximise their children’s potential.
Migrate Art fundraises through contemporary art to help homeless and displaced communities that have been impacted by the global refugee crisis. In an industry full of red tape, we try to keep things simple – raise money and donate it to groups that can use it most effectively and help those most in need.
Bright Futures UK is the first and only organisation that supports young people who are out of education due to medical circumstances. We support children and young people (aged 5-24) who suffer from a long-term mental health or physical illness.
We spread smiles to seriously and terminally ill children and teenagers in London hospitals by providing regular entertainment including fairies, magicians, face painters, singers, artists, therapy dogs, children’s characters and celebrities. We also organise parties and family trips to the theatre, concerts and other events.Our 35 monthly scheduled hospital visits and regular family days out enable us to entertain a minimum of 8,500 young people annually plus siblings/f
Circle Collective supports young people experiencing barriers to find permanent, life-changing work. The Charity runs our employability programme while our social enterprise runs two streetwear stores, serving as a training ground. We believe that every young person who’d like to work deserves this opportunity. We support unemployed young people experiencing multiple disadvantages in order for them to secure sustainable employment in an industry they care about.
I am the Chief Executive of the Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN). We promote, connect and support volunteers to enable charities in the Jewish community and wider society to achieve more.
I have volunteered all my life, alongside working professionally in the Jewish community for the last 35 years. I truly believe that volunteering is great for the volunteer, the charity, the charity’s beneficiaries and wider society.
IHEART is a charity that educates young people about their innate resilience and well-being through a highly structured, impactful and interactive curriculum. We work in schools, universities, and private groups. Demand for this programme is exploding here in the UK and globally.
Nickel Support is a community interest company supporting adults with learning disabilities. The main focus of the organisation is employment, developing enterprises, which are managed and run by the trainees with learning disabilities, with support from the Nickel Support team. Any profits that are generated from these enterprises go directly towards employing people with learning disabilities.
The Kids Network is a community of children and young professionals connecting through fun, friendship and hardship for positive social change. We provide disadvantaged children with a volunteer mentor; a young professional from the community to build confidence, resilience and ambitions for the future.
Members of the first cohort of The Growth Project UK talk about why they're excited joining the group.
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What has been the stand out part of the day so far? Members of the Jay Cohort talk about the best part of the first workshop of The Growth Project UK.