Reach Society

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A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

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

Black Students Off To Durham

On the 9 February 2019, in a Mayfair hotel, a Welcome Meeting was held for the first cohort of Black students who won places on the Durham University SP Summer School Programme.

Most of the 21 year 12 Black students attended this event with a family member, and heard all about England’s third oldest university and the range of things to expect from the two year SP Programme.

 

Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, a Patron of Reach Society, and two cofounders Dr Donald palmer and Dr Dwain Neil, congratulated them for being the first group to take advantage of a new and historic collaboration between Durham University and Reach Society, which is designed to attract talented Black students to experience this top Russell Group university, and benefit from its SP Summer School.