Reach Society

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A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

30 New Scholarships for British African Caribbean Students

The University of Glasgow's reparative justice programme will transform lives in the Black community.

The first project emerging from the collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Reach Society is the James McCune Smith Scholarships for British students of African Caribbean background who are admitted to undergraduate degree courses in 2019.

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.

Forthcoming Events

  • 27/09/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 19/10/2019 7.30pm - 8th Recognition Awards Dinner
  • 25/10/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House, TfL)
  • 29/11/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
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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Networking Programme

"Simple exchanges can break down walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience then their common humanity is revealed. We are reminded that we are joined together by our pursuit of a life that's productive and purposeful, and when that happens mistrust begins to fade and our smaller differences no longer overshadow the things that we share. And that's where progress begins." BARACK OBAMA


The networking programme:

  • Aims to build a positive and amicable relationship between fellow Black male professionals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Nurtures and develops thought leadership by examining the challenges that face our boys and young men and discussing possible solutions and strategies for overcoming them.

  • Shares understanding of the ethos of the Reach Society and introduces the idea of helping our boys and young men by choosing to become a Reach Society role model.

The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men; and to exercise thought leadership around the corrosive issue of the under-achievement of our Black boys and young Black men. Additionally, to promote understanding of the core principles and key processes of the Reach Society which aims to develop a movement of Black professional men who wish to become role models.

For more information on becoming a Reach Society role model please visit the representation programme.

By the very nature and quality of our networking conversations they will also serve to enhance the wider development of Black professional men. Our conversations are hosted on the last Friday of every month.

Reach Society is a social enterprise and not a membership organisation. Our monthly networking conversation, just one of our three programmes, is open to any Black male who feels he has a professional mindset and who wishes to network with fellow professionals.

We would be delighted for you to visit with us; contribute to our conversations; and why not bring a friend.


To See our latest events please go here:

For further information on any aspect of the networking programme please contact Dr Donald Palmer, director networking on 07932 088 211


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