Reach Society

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Reach Society News

Employability Day in Leicester, 29 May
Young people, aged 10 to19, in Leicester and nearby areas, and their parents and carers, had the opportunity to gain invaluable information, advice and guidance from roughly two dozen professionals, from the local Black community, and slightly more than two dozen local employers, large and small, at the first Employability Day held on 29 May 2019, on the campus of the University of Leicester.
2019 Report of the 8th Careers Conference

On Tuesday, 9th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community at its 8th Careers Conference. The attendance reached a new record of more than 1700 young people aged 13 to 24, and some parents. The turnout was a 50 percent increase on the year before.

Building Services Engineering Scholarships at Alpha BSE
Alpha Building Services Engineering Ltd (Alpha BSE) is delighted to announce two scholarships which will be offered in conjunction with Reach Society during the 2019-20 academic year.

Forthcoming Events

  • 28/06/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 26/07/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 27/09/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House or tbc)
  • 19/10/2019 7.30pm - 8th Recognition Awards Dinner
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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Our Story, By Us, For Us - Children's Edition

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

The Story of British People of African Caribbean Origin

Children’s Edition

Reach Society has published another compact and comprehensive history of British people of African Caribbean origin for children in primary education.

This children’s edition of the book follows a series of true stories told by grandparents to their two grandchildren, Clinton and Doreen, who are on holiday with them. They tell their grandchildren that being Black does not prevent them from also being British, and they explain how this has come about.

The book contains eight short and highly illustrated stories spanning a period of around 400 years; and it provides many images of men and women of action who have shaped the lives of British people of African Caribbean origin.

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 shows how the Windrush generation was able to overcome its early challenges to establish itself in the UK.

The children’s edition is an adaptation of the first book skilfully written by Paula Neil and Dr Dwain Neil making it easy for young readers to understand their story.

The book cost �6.99 and is available from Reach Society Publishing.�