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Community-Apprentice benefits proven in Cabinet Office control trial The benefits of completing Community-Apprentice were proven recently when the programme was subjected to a rigorous randomised control trial commis...news9  MarchCharacter Education: Envision Think PieceOur schools must be more than just exam factories - they need to develop personal qualities such as perseverance and empathy. Gathering evidence cl...news9  MarchEnvision nominated for the Aviva Community FundHelp Envision secure £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund by voting online now. The vote closes on 30th May.news22  MayTake on the Colour RunJoin us at the Happiest 5k on the planet and raise money for Envision. Are you ready for the craziest, most colourful 5k of your life? You bet you are!Support UsTake on the 24 Peak ChallengeThis exciting challenge will see us summit an incredible 24 peaks in the Lake District, all over 2,400ft with a target trekking time of 24 hours! Taking in over 50km over 11th-13th September, this is one for the adventurous.Support UsWatch our students' filmsCheck out our inspiring gallery of films where young people explain, in 2 minutes, why the issue they're tackling matters to them.Watch our students' films
Baroness Estelle Morris praises Envision for fostering collaboration between schoolsAs she heads up a new partnership of Birmingham’s schools, the former Secretary of State for Education recognises our role in school collaboration...news27  MarchCommunity-Apprentice film takes centre stage at Cabinet Office eventYesterday, at a Cabinet Office celebration of youth social action, a packed audience put their hands together for Community-Apprentice team, Team H...news3  MarchBirmingham Community-Apprentices chat social action with Nick Clegg!At The Skills Show Late, Birmingham Community-Apprentice students had the opportunity to explain their social action projects to Nick Clegg...news14  November#Iwill: Our community pledges their commitment to youth social action Our volunteers, teachers and students in London, Birmingham and Bristol make 'I will' pledges to support the first anniversary of the I Will Campaign. The social...news25  NovemberThe Emirates Stadium plays host to our energetic London Kick Off! Sporting action was replaced with social action at the Emirates Stadium yesterday, as it played host to our London Kick Off event! Over 300 young changemakers...news21  NovemberStaff at Aberdeen Asset Management go the extra mile for social actionOur corporate partner Aberdeen Asset Management are hugely committed to making people-powered change happen, and now they’re taking on some...news4  JulyTruth About Youth: A festival with a difference Birmingham's Truth About Youth Festival is no ordinary festival. Your ticket? Having completed a project to tackle social issues in your community.news1  JulyCommunity-Apprentices raise £10,000 in just 10 weeksOur first ever Birmingham Community-Apprentice Challenge came to an end on Wednesday, wrapping up 10 weeks of youth social action...news27  JuneCelebrating a year of youth social action in BristolWednesday 18th June marked our graduation day for our Community-Apprentice students in Bristol! They donned (self-decorated!) mortarboards to celebrate a year’s worth of social...news20  JuneEnvision students celebrate diversity in a week of eventsA team of students from Pimlico Academy got together recently to hold a week of events at their school to celebrate diversity. The students felt a ...news23  May
A little bit about usEnvision Birmingham is loud, proud and very very passionate about seeing the city we love be the best it can be.BirminghamWho's involved?This year a wide range of local organisations are engaged in delivering over 400 ‘community-apprenticeships’ for young people across the city.BirminghamComing soon . . . Corporate Patrons ProgrammeOur very own 'Lord Sugar', Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, is urging local companies to pledge their support. . . . .BirminghamKPMG to host Community-Apprentice Semi-FinalsOn Wednesday 17th June, twenty-two of our teams and their supporters will gather on KPMG’s top floor for the semi-finals of this year’s...news29  MayBirmingham students rewarded with a personal reference.This month we’ve been bringing together our young people with volunteers from businesses across the city for one-on-one conversations with a ...news29  MayBaroness Estelle Morris praises Envision for fostering collaboration between schoolsAs she heads up a new partnership of Birmingham’s schools, the former Secretary of State for Education recognises our role in school collaboration...news27  MarchBirmingham grads hit the newsroom Birmingham grad Ella reports on a special inside look at the newsroom of the Birmingham Post and Mail.news31  JulyTruth About Youth: A festival with a difference Birmingham's Truth About Youth Festival is no ordinary festival. Your ticket? Having completed a project to tackle social issues in your community.news1  JulyGetting children reading "Envision has shown us the power of opting in. So much has happened just because nine of us decided to do something. If everybody did it, the world would be such a better place."StudentsThe Big City Sweep UpEnvision Grads took to the streets of Birmingham to take on the challenge of cleaning up one of the city's most dynamic neighbourhoods. With lo...news28  October
A little bit about usWe’re a small,but ambitious, team committed to enriching education whilst also enabling local young people to improve the quality of life for others in our community.BristolWho's involved?This year a wide range of local organisations are engaged in delivering 200 ‘community-apprenticeships’ for young people across our city.BristolComing soon . . . Corporate Patrons ProgrammeOur very own 'Lord Sugar' Mayor George Fergusson is on the look out for 100 corporate volunteers willing to role-play super positive versions of 'Karen and Nick' in the next 'series' of Community-Apprentice to be launched in Bristol schools this autumn.BristolEnvision nominated for the Aviva Community FundHelp Envision secure £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund by voting online now. The vote closes on 30th May.news22  MayBristol's young people get references for 'good character'Business volunteers from across the city are helping young people evidence their competencies and gain their first reference for a job.news27  AprilMinister for Civil Society commends 'Community-Apprentice' programmeThe Minister of Civil Society congratulates Envision on innovative 'Community-Apprentice' programme.news25  JulyEnvision Grad - Travis"The main thing I took from Envision is that you don’t have to wait to change things. You can just do it."GraduatesInvaluable work experience"I don’t think we were expecting any work experience opportunities when we started out on our Envision project so it was a nice surprise."StudentsCelebrating a year of youth social action in BristolWednesday 18th June marked our graduation day for our Community-Apprentice students in Bristol! They donned (self-decorated!) mortarboards to celebrate a year’s worth of social...news20  JuneUniting religious communities"Stereotypes within religion is an issue in our area, but it’s also a problem in the world generally. And if people don’t try and change it, on any level, it’s just going to get bigger."Students
A little bit about usHere in London the young people on our programmes are as diverse as the wide range of communities they live in.LondonWho we're working withWe're giving hundreds of adults living and working in London the opportunity to inspire and support young people to discover their potential to create chance.LondonComing soon . . . We're planning to bring a new format of Community-Aprentice to the capital, following its succes in a randomised control trial in Birmingham.LondonStaff at Aberdeen Asset Management go the extra mile for social actionOur corporate partner Aberdeen Asset Management are hugely committed to making people-powered change happen, and now they’re taking on some...news4  JulyPromise's story - videoWhen Promise interviewed members of her local community, she found out that what most worries the...StudentsTackling food waste in Hackney "I always knew there were problems in Hackney, I just didn't do anything about them. To be honest, I think lots of people are like that."StudentsGirls against domestic violence "I think it’s made me more aware of not just myself, but everything, if that makes sense. If I had to pick a word for it, I’d say ‘enlightening’."StudentsSaima's story - videoSaima discovered that Camden is the worst borough in London for malnutrition. She explains what h...StudentsPatryk's story - videoPatryk tells us how interacting with elderly people helped him overcome a lack of self confidence.StudentsHackney students tackle homelessness with free 'care packs'Students from BSix Brooke House Sixth Form in Clapton have been helping to address rising levels of homelessness in Hackney by distributing free ‘care packs’ to homeless people.news12  March
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