Reach Society

Building Connections
Founded in 2010
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

2019 Recognition Awards

On Saturday, 19 October, in Kensington a capacity audience of roughly 200 guests attended Reach Society's 8th Recognition Awards dinner. 

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.

Forthcoming Events

  • 29/11/2019 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 31/01/2020 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 28/02/2020 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 27/03/2020 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House tbc)
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

Durham University and Reach Society

Supported Progression Summer School 2018
Reach Society has invited Durham University to showcase the benefits of its innovative summer school to talented young people in the Black community. 
Young people in years 10, 11 and 12 and their parents or carers are invited to attend an awareness building event in order to find out about the Supported Progression Summer School programme, and the many benefits it offers via Durham University.
This event will be an awareness building session that will be held at:
Venue - Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 - 24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ (nearby tubes - Russell Square, Euston, Euston Square, and King’s Cross) 
Date - Saturday 6 October 2018
Starting time - 2.00pm and finishing at 3.30 pm.
Anyone wishing to secure seats at this event should contact: 
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Reach Society, Chairman via mobile – 07949 431 992 or 
Dr Donald Palmer, Reach Society, Programme Director via mobile – 07932 088 211
Send an email to the Society via –  

What is Supported Progression? It is a programme for talented students who have the potential to study at a university like Durham, and who will benefit from additional help and support to reach their full potential. Supported Progression or SP offers a two-year coherent, structured programme of events and information. 
Events include a full day for you and a parent/carer; a two night residential event; and a five night residential summer school, which is assessed. 
Information provided throughout the event includes topics such as applying to university and UCAS, student finance, studying abroad, and a variety of skills workshops such as presentation skills, teamwork, time-management.
Those who successfully complete the SP programme and perform to the required standard in the assessed summer school project at the end of Year 12 will be recognised as having achieved a qualification equivalent to 16-32 UCAS tariff points. 
This will contribute towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme of study within the academic department where assessed at Durham University. Students will then receive a guaranteed, conditional offer for that particular course should they apply to Durham University during Year 13. 
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Reach Society, Chairman