Reach Society

Building Connections
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

Insight into Bristol

Insight into Bristol is an innovative residential summer school that gives students from London access to the University of Bristol’s academic expertise and facilities.

2018 Is Our 70th Anniversary
In 2018 Reach Society celebrates the 70th year, the platinum anniversary, of the modern Black community (or MBC) in the UK, which began with the arrival of the 492 Windrush pioneers in 1948.
2017 Recognition Awards & QAVS Report
On Saturday, 21 October, more than 220 guests at Reach Society's 6th Recognition Awards celebrated the Society’s national honour, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service or QAVS (which is also known as the MBE for volunteer groups) which was won last June. This was a historic achievement because Reach Society became the first social enterprise, led by a team of male professionals in the Black community, to win this national honour.

Forthcoming Events

  • 26/01/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation - Venue: Black Cultural Archives, Brixton Square, SW2 1EF
  • 20/02/2018 10.00am - 5th Employability Day, CANDI
  • 22/02/2018 11.00am - Wolverhampton Employability Day
  • 23/02/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (new venue)
The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men.
Representation ImageThe representation programme: Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;
Recognition AwardsThere are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.


Lloyds Bank Community Fund, 2012 Regional Winner
City & Islington College, 2014 Community Partner
BITC Race Equality Award, 2016 Highly Commended Award Winner
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New Book: Our Story, By Us, For Us!

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Price: £6.99
Call us on 07949 431 992 or email
Alternatively contact Peters Books on 0121 666 6646 or visit the website here

The Story of British People of African Caribbean Origin

Congratulations Reach Society for your foresight in responding to this need.” The British Foundation for University of West Indies

To know our history is to know our potential…” Butler & Trinity Ltd

It fills many gaps, without the added drama…It’s motivational and spectacular.” Team of Young Adults

It remains crucial to understand and reflect on our histories.” Runnymede Trust

Reach Society has published a compact and comprehensive history of British people of African Caribbean origin in order to boost cultural esteem in the black community.

The society believes that, in order to shape their future, Britons of African Caribbean origin should proactively seek to educate themselves about their past.

The book follows the experience of African Caribbeans from forced and abused labourers, through to their growth and development in the Caribbean region, the Windrush generation’s settlement in Britain, and their achievements and contributions to British society.

The book highlights the achievements of African Caribbean people who gained prominence such as entrepreneurs Tony Wade and Val McCalla, the Rt. Hon David Lammy MP and Baroness Patricia Scotland, community activists Marcus Garvey and Dr Harold Moody and immunologist Dr Donald Palmer.

The book also outlines how new towns for freed people, education, health, trade unions and political parties were developed by these people in the Caribbean; and examines how the Windrush generation was able to overcome its early challenges to establish itself in the UK.

The authors also list the key issues they believe need to be addressed by the community in order to continue the progress of British people of African Caribbean origin in the 21st Century.

The authors are Dr Dwain Neil, Dr June Alexis, Paula Neil and Dr Keith Davidson.

The book cost 6.99 excluding postage and packaging and is available from Reach Society Publishing.