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

GRACE FOODS ANNOUNCES BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON SCHOLARSHIP

Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is continuing its work on raising attainment with Brunel University London by announcing a third scholarship at the institution
The scholarship, in conjunction with award-winning social enterprise, the Reach Society, is to address an under-representation of male black British students from a Caribbean background in the UK’s undergraduate population, and will provide financial support to fully cover the cost of tuition at Brunel University London.
The scholarship will be known as ‘The Grace Foods and Reach Society Scholarship’ and comes into effect at the start of the next academic year in September 2019.
“We are thrilled to continue to support this scholarship scheme. It is a fantastic privilege that we can offer the opportunity for a third student to benefit from a place at one of London’s most prestigious universities. At Grace we recognise our heritage and are proud to be able to help talented undergraduate students at all levels within Brunel,” says Robert Walker, Commercial and Community Manager of Grace Foods UK.
The scholarship will also be providing a paid internship of up to 10 weeks, at the end of the first or second year for the successful candidate.
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Chairman, of the Reach Society, added: “This collaboration has entered its third year and the scholarship recipients have enjoyed and valued this extraordinary financial support. Working with both Grace Foods and Brunel to generate opportunities for these young men has been a fantastic journey.”
Grace Foods will commit to funding one third of the cost of the undergraduate’s annual fees for up to three years - although students undertaking courses including a
year’s placement can also apply – with Brunel supporting the remainder.
Brunel’s Vice Provost, Professor Bill Leahy, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with a large and prestigious employer Grace Foods, and a passionate and innovative group in Reach Society to offer both a scholarship and opportunities for career advancement.”
Students wishing to apply for the scholarship should contact Dr Dwain A. Neil at the
Reach Society via email – leriko@blueyonder.co.uk or telephone – 07949 431992.