Taking action together
A great deal of the work we do is through partnerships. Moving on Up is testing if a Collective Impact approach will improve employment outcomes for young Black men in the local areas of Brent and Newham.
Collective impact is a network of community members, organizations, and institutions who advance equity by learning together, aligning, and integrating their actions to achieve population and systems level change.Collective Impact Forum
The aim is to increase coordination and collaboration between the agencies that support young Black men into jobs and careers, including Jobcentre Plus, colleges and employers.
The Newham Collective Impact partnership is coordinated by Our Newham Work and East London Business Alliance with support from Action for Race Equality. If you want to support, join or find out more about Moving on Up in Newham, email or call 0203 376 8666.
The Brent Moving on Up Collective Impact partnership is coordinated by Brent Council. If you want to support, join or find out more about Moving on Up in Brent then contact Jim Jessop, email or call 07552 282 369.
“When Mayowa first engaged with MoU, through a referral made by one of our Collective Impact Partners in Newham, he had not been in education, employment, or training for the previous four months. In his first meeting with the Moving on Up team at West Ham United Foundation […] it was clear that he had the required vision and determination to get into employment, but he needed targeted support with the process of getting a job. “
Education Manager, West Ham United Foundation’s Education Manager
East London Business Alliance are supporting young Black men in Newham by matching them with the relevant training organisations, employers or individual mentors that would best meet their needs.
West Ham United Foundation supporting young Black men with personal and professional development workshops, whilst also providing employment, education and training routes into sports, finance, business and tech and community engagement.
Making the Leap supporting young Black men with good qualifications, including university graduates, who are looking for career openings.
Action West London is supporting job-ready, unemployed young Black men from across West London into quality jobs and careers.
Exit Foundation is offering any young Black men, aged 16-24, in Newham employment to reach their ambitions and move up the career ladder.
Access UK (African Caribbean Careers & Employment Support Services UK), is a Black and Minority ethnic careers solutions specialist in Brent, Hackney and Haringey. They support all ages.
London Works is a recruitment agency. As a social business they invest profits into employability initiatives across east London, supporting their parent charity ELBA lead regeneration in east London.
Coming to Making The Leap definitely helped me build up the interpersonal skills and the commercial awareness that’s so vital within the industry I want to go into.”Muz, young person at Making the Leap