Thursday, 27 September 2012

Case study: Our Place Community Hub

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September, young people joined forces with volunteers and service users of Our Place Community Hub in Sutton Coldfield to transform an outdoor area of tarmac into a spectacular community garden as part of a Real Challenge Action project.
Earlier this year, we received funding from Heathrow Community Fund (part of BAA Communities Trust) to enable young people from Hillingdon, Ealing and Hounslow to take part in our programmes. In addition to funding, staff have also played a number of active roles in our summer programme.
Thursday, 27 September 2012

Three Peaks Challenge

Money raised will be donated to The Challenge Society to enable graduates and their friends to stay involved in social action projects similar to those highlighted in this newsletter.
Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Challenge now in full swing

Our summer programme has got off to a flying start. Over 1,500 young people have already completed the first elements of the four part programme, with 3,000 currently on the programme and another 5,000 signed up and ready to take part.
Last week, our newly appointed Chairman Colin Smith took to the spotlight in appearances on BBC programmes Daily Politics on Wednesday and PM programme on Thursday. Both appearances were opportunities for Colin to elaborate points made in an article he wrote in The Times newspaper on June 26.
On June 13, graduate Mayowa Quadri represented The Challenge Network at a reception held at Downing Street. Mayowa was one of 15 young people invited to be part of a policy roundtable discussion looking at how to encourage young people into community volunteering.
Thursday, 19 July 2012

Graduates grill business leaders

On July 3, Challenge graduates took part in an event entitled ‘The Big Conversation’. The event, held at the Royal Festival Hall, was organised by the Office for Civil Society and Business in the Community. Over 30 Challenge graduates joined other graduates of the National Citizen Service as they met…
We are privileged to work with a range of community partners, some of whom support the most vulnerable groups in society. Challenge participants thoroughly enjoy visiting community partners, many of whom they will work with in September to deliver numerous social action projects.
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