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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SCC for Parents

The project - Smart-Children-Clubs for parents - is supported by The Royal Navy.

Each newly formed Smart-Children-Club that tells us why their Club is extra-ordinary will be entered into our draw; and the winner will receive a gift box containing the recommended publications filled with helpful hints and tips that are designed to inform and help parents in the art of guiding the development of their children from birth:

  • The Outliers, the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The rules of parenting by Richard Templar
  • Parents as first teachers (booklet) by Dr Keith Davidson

The gift box, sponsored by The Royal Navy, also contains information on Welbeck College, which uniquely pays university tuition fees for its students from low income families, and a comprehensive history of The Royal Navy.

Known SCC winners in 2012 are:

  1. SCC in West London: Christiana says,"Our Smart Children Club is special because it provides 'food for thought' for the busy parents and carers who join us for discussion. What makes our club special is the fact that we teach and advise each other on social issues affecting our community, in a non-judgmental way"
  2. SCC in North London: June says, "Our Smart Children Club for adults is special because we cover a range of issues affecting the educational development of our children and young people; and after each meeting we feel better informed than when we started."

Tony Tiyou

Programme director, representation