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 Queen's Award Winner
Reach Society is honoured and delighted to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (which is the MBE for volunteer groups). Everyone on the Society's management team is proud of the recognition this national award has bestowed on the Society for its work with young people.
2017 Careers Conference

On Tuesday, 4th April, Reach Society launched a full scholarship for a British young man of Caribbean background seeking entry to Brunel University London in September 2017.

The Foundation Gets CUF Grant
On Wednesday, 5th April, the Church Urban Fund (or CUF) awarded a grant of £5,000 to the Wesleyan Holiness Church and the Foundation for Reach Society.

Forthcoming Events

  • 29/09/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
  • 21/10/2017 7.30pm - 6th Recognition Awards Dinner and Queen's Award Celebration - guest speakers Rene Carayol, MBE, Inspired Leaders Network, CEO and Prof. William Leahy, Deputy VC, Brunel University London
  • 27/10/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
  • 24/11/2017 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

REACH SOCIETY FINALIST IN UK WORKPLACE RACE EQUALITY AWARDS

Reach Society has been recognised for its commitment to increasing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation in the workplace by being named as a Finalist in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016.
 

The Awards are the only race equality at work awards in the UK and recognise organisations that are taking action towards race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces. In 2016, the Awards will be celebrating their tenth anniversary.

Reach Society joins 33 finalists across 10 categories. The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner, which will take place on 11th October 2016 at the London Hilton Park Lane.

Dr Dwain Neil, Chairman of Reach Society said: “Encouraging, motivating and inspiring young people to take responsibility for their personal development is central to our work. More professionals and employers are reaching back to showcase successful pathways to them; we are delighted to contribute to this movement, and pleased to be one of the Finalists for an Award.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Reach Society on being named as a Finalist in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016. They are creating more skilled young people which puts race equality at the heart of their activities and ensures that diverse talent has equal opportunity to succeed at every level. I hope other organisations will learn and be inspired to action from their example.”

Adrian Joseph, Head of Analytics and Measurement Services EMEA, Google, and Business in the Community Race Equality Leadership Team Chair, said: “Reach Society has demonstrated that having a strong business case for developing a diverse and talented workforce is key to creating real change. I congratulate them for their innovative approach.” 

A full list of the Finalists can be found online. The winners will be announced at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place at the London Hilton Park Lane on Tuesday 11th October 2016.