Reach Society

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

Reach Society News

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.
Rene Carayol - SPIKE is Here!
Over the last few months, I've been planting my "SPIKE" seeds wherever I go around the globe, whether it be in schools, SMEs, large corporations, with entrepreneurs, MBA students and now I'm starting to hear quiet rumbles 'what is Spike, who is Spike, where can I find these Spikes?'
Reaching Scotland
Pulling into Waverley train station in Edinburgh signalled the arrival of Reach Society in Scotland. The name of this station is also the title of the first novel by Sir Walter Scott, reputed to be the William Shakespeare of Scotland; and it is fitting that just 3 minutes’ walk away is a very large statue of him within the Scott monument.

Forthcoming Events

  • 24/11/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
  • 07/12/2017 01.00pm - Patrons Luncheon
  • 26/01/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation - Venue: Black Cultural Archives, Brixton Square, SW2 1EF
  • 23/02/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
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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The Story Of Reach Society: The Professional Black Men Who Chose To Add Value

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Price: £13.99
Call us on 07949 431 992 or email info@reachsociety.com
Alternatively contact Peters Books on 0121 666 6646 or visit the website here
To celebrate its milestone of 5 years of service to the community, Reach Society has published a new book. It tells the story of its origins and the work it has done to develop solutions to some key challenges on its way to proving its concept for inspiring young people to develop their potential to become viable adults, especially Black boys and young Black men.

The story of Reach Society tells us how three professional Black men, all fathers, decided to do what the government stopped doing, after less than two years of funding the national role model programme. It tells us how they went about founding Reach Society around a team of seven professional men all of whom are passionate about reaching back.  

The book tells us how this team chose to avoid any reliance on grant funding for their project, preferring to take action to generate the necessary funds by commercial means. In so doing they were able to achieve their social objectives while retaining their independence to evolve the project.   

It tells us how a growing movement of professional Black men is willingly reaching back every year to encourage, motivate and inspire several hundred young people to choose pathways to success. 

The story of Reach Society tells us of the relationships which the team has forged with many employers in the private and public sectors, and with voluntary organisations. In so doing it has rolled out inspirational events, year after year; showcased dozens of professional Black men to young people; and increased their access to employers and experts in many fields. Also it tells us of the use of the Perfect 10 Workshops to reveal secrets for self development and future success.

This book shows us how reaching back with passion, compassion and thoughtful action, by a few professional men, can make a significant difference in the lives of many thousands of young people in the Black community, and beyond. 

The authors are Dr Dwain Neil and Paula Neil.

ISBN: 978-0-9575624-2-4