Meet our employees: Headstart programme manager Teann

The Challenge values its employees and the teams dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of creating a more integrated society. We regularly grab five minutes of their time to highlight different roles and give you an insight into what it’s like to work for us. Teann is the HeadStart… Read More

New report reveals UK’s ‘them and us’ mentality is deepening

Do people feel that there is more that divides us than brings us together? While the country today is more socially mixed than at any point in history, Britons from different walks of life don’t actually mix with one another very much. You can download the full report here. A lack of integration, the… Read More

‘World-class education for all’ welcomed by The Challenge

The Challenge, the leading social integration charity in the UK, has welcomed the commitment by the Department of Education to extend greater school choice and raise education standards for children from all backgrounds. Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced on Friday (May 11) that funding will be allocated to grammar schools and… Read More

Meet our employees: five minutes with programme manager Dave

The Challenge values its employees and the teams dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of creating a more integrated society. In this regular feature we grab five minutes of their time, to highlight different roles and give you an insight into what it’s like to work for us. Read More

Infographic: What does social integration look like?

Find out how the National Citizen Service is impacting lives At The Challenge, our vision is to create a more integrated society. While we see first-hand the benefits of taking part in our programmes, we wanted to definitively measure how our 2017 National Citizen Service programme met this vision and its impact… Read More

Meet our employees: five minutes with head of safeguarding Tim

The Challenge values its employees and the teams dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of creating a more integrated society. We regularly grab five minutes of their time to highlight different roles and give you an insight into what it’s like to work for us. Tim Bevans tells… Read More

HeadStart Action students showcase skills at City Hall

Last week (Wednesday 28 March), London’s City Hall opened its doors to welcome young people from our new and bespoke pilot HeadStart Action. Twenty-nine students from Ark Globe Academy in Southwark were visiting Matthew Ryder, London’s deputy mayor for social integration, social mobility and community engagement, to showcase some… Read More

Gender pay gap lower than national average

Figures published this week show that the gender pay gap at The Challenge is below the national average. The Challenge published its gender pay gap statement on Wednesday (April 4), which shows a snapshot of data, as of April 5, 2017 (as per legal requirements) and it shows… Read More

Fab grads raise money and awareness

Young people in Leeds raise awareness of mental health issues as part of NCS Action Day Over 300 West Midlands National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates braved freezing temperatures and snow on Saturday night (March 17), sleeping on the streets of Birmingham and Coventry to raise awareness of homelessness. The ‘Big Sleepout’… Read More