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
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SCC for Parents

The project - Smart-Children-Clubs for parents - is supported by The Royal Navy.

Each newly formed Smart-Children-Club that tells us why their Club is extra-ordinary will be entered into our draw; and the winner will receive a gift box containing the recommended publications filled with helpful hints and tips that are designed to inform and help parents in the art of guiding the development of their children from birth:

  • The Outliers, the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The rules of parenting by Richard Templar
  • Parents as first teachers (booklet) by Dr Keith Davidson

The gift box, sponsored by The Royal Navy, also contains information on Welbeck College, which uniquely pays university tuition fees for its students from low income families, and a comprehensive history of The Royal Navy.

Known SCC winners in 2012 are:

  1. SCC in West London: Christiana says,"Our Smart Children Club is special because it provides 'food for thought' for the busy parents and carers who join us for discussion. What makes our club special is the fact that we teach and advise each other on social issues affecting our community, in a non-judgmental way"
  2. SCC in North London: June says, "Our Smart Children Club for adults is special because we cover a range of issues affecting the educational development of our children and young people; and after each meeting we feel better informed than when we started."

Tony Tiyou

Programme director, representation