Supporting our local community
At London Business School we believe it’s important to give something back to the community. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to make a difference through volunteering activities and community initiatives.
In our neighbourhood, there are areas of high social need: poverty, unemployment and low educational attainment are just some of the issues. The Ward of Church Street is one of the poorest areas in the country. We saw an opportunity to offer our support.
In partnership with established charities such as Career Ready, Young Enterprise and Enabling Enterprise our volunteers mentor teenagers, teach business skills to all ages and provide internships. They also undertake renovation and gardening projects and organise social activities for those at risk of social exclusion.
We’ve developed some of our own initiatives too. The Youth Enrichment Programme connects state-secondary-school students to our world-class lectures via a series of guru lectures. Professional Conversations provide career advice to those looking for work and the annual Community Toy Drive collects and distributes around 500 toys to local children in the run-up to Christmas. Our volunteers also deliver reading and financial literacy training and creativity workshops.
Supporting the wider community
As a truly global organisation, our volunteers also maintain a number of partnerships around the world. Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainability development movement. Our student volunteers participate in skill-based programmes that work in partnership with community members in developing countries.
Our e-mentors also support the Cherie Blair Foundation using interactive Google technology to provide advice and inspiration to female entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies.
For more information contact Tina Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org