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Going for growthFollowing very stiff competition, the Careers and Enterprise Company have selected Envision in Birmingham to receive funding to help scale our programme.news28  November#iwill benefit my communityOver 200 students gathered at KPMG to share their plans for tackling pressing social problems in the first of our 2016-17 pitching challenges. The ...news25  November'Shy girl' shouts-outAmrit Kaur Lahia didn’t go onto BBC radio to talk about Envision – but we are touched that she did. Amrit is an awesome musician who wa...news17  NovemberGlittering Graduation CeremonyTideway pushed the boat out to make this year’s London graduation a truly memorable event for our young people and those who have supported t...news13  July2016 Grad - LouisPersonally I think I got a lot out of doing Envision; it definitely definitely helped with getting my apprenticeship.Graduates 2010 – presentBoardroom Finals (London)After ten months of commitment, compassion and overcoming challenges, five teams made it through to the finals of this year's Community-Apprent...news29  JuneCommunity-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  MarchYoung people in Bristol praised for great employability skills by business bosses Bristol business leaders have recognised young people taking part in the Community Apprentice programme as having great employability skills. The y...news1  March
Going for growthFollowing very stiff competition, the Careers and Enterprise Company have selected Envision in Birmingham to receive funding to help scale our programme.news28  November#iwill benefit my communityOver 200 students gathered at KPMG to share their plans for tackling pressing social problems in the first of our 2016-17 pitching challenges. The ...news25  November'Shy girl' shouts-outAmrit Kaur Lahia didn’t go onto BBC radio to talk about Envision – but we are touched that she did. Amrit is an awesome musician who wa...news17  NovemberBoardroom Finals (Bristol)Ten months ago George Ferguson, former Bristol Mayor (and our much kinder version of Alan Sugar), set the young people of Bristol a challenge; to m...news30  JuneBoardroom Finals (London)After ten months of commitment, compassion and overcoming challenges, five teams made it through to the finals of this year's Community-Apprent...news29  JuneGlittering Graduation CeremonyTideway pushed the boat out to make this year’s London graduation a truly memorable event for our young people and those who have supported t...news13  JulyBaroness 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  November
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. . . . .BirminghamGoing for growthFollowing very stiff competition, the Careers and Enterprise Company have selected Envision in Birmingham to receive funding to help scale our programme.news28  November#iwill benefit my communityOver 200 students gathered at KPMG to share their plans for tackling pressing social problems in the first of our 2016-17 pitching challenges. The ...news25  NovemberBirmingham 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."Projects
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.BristolBoardroom Finals (Bristol)Ten months ago George Ferguson, former Bristol Mayor (and our much kinder version of Alan Sugar), set the young people of Bristol a challenge; to m...news30  JuneBristol'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  July2013 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."Graduates 2010 – presentInvaluable 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."ProjectsCelebrating 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."ProjectsKeeping Bristol safe "I don’t think people are always aware of issues that are right there. Sometimes it takes a crime or an accident or something for people to actually open their eyes."Projects
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.LondonBoardroom Finals (London)After ten months of commitment, compassion and overcoming challenges, five teams made it through to the finals of this year's Community-Apprent...news29  JuneGlittering Graduation CeremonyTideway pushed the boat out to make this year’s London graduation a truly memorable event for our young people and those who have supported t...news13  JulyPromise's story - videoWhen Promise interviewed members of her local community, she found out that what most worries the...ProjectsTackling 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."ProjectsGirls 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’."ProjectsSaima's story - videoSaima discovered that Camden is the worst borough in London for malnutrition. She explains what h...ProjectsPatryk's story - videoPatryk tells us how interacting with elderly people helped him overcome a lack of self confidence.ProjectsHackney 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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