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London’s not hot… for everyone

London’s not hot… for everyone

Last week the Social Mobility Commission published their annual State of the Nation report, which drew particular attention to the various social mobility hot and cold spots across Britain. The report argues that growing up in one of these areas can be one of the...

Raising University Aspirations 2017

Raising University Aspirations 2017

London pupils introduced to leading UK universities On 7-8 November, Making The Leap brought leading universities to London schoolchildren for our third annual Raising University Aspirations fair. The event provides pupils from years 8-13 the opportunity for...

UK Social Mobility Awards announces 2017 winners

UK Social Mobility Awards announces 2017 winners

The inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards – organised by Making The Leap - announced the winning 2017 entries at last week’s awards ceremony, held at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The Awards celebrated the forward-thinking organisations who are...

The Day the First UK Social Mobility Awards felt real

The Day the First UK Social Mobility Awards felt real

Last Friday, I had what unexpectedly turned out to be a most humbling experience, when I observed the judging panel session for the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards. There I was in a splendid room overlooking the Thames, in PwC’s Embankment headquarters, with 22...

Announcement: UKSMA Host

Announcement: UKSMA Host

Announcement: UKSMA Host   We are delighted to announce as our host for the UK Social Mobility Awards gala - award-winning presenter, Steph McGovern. For a decade, Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world; from international...

10/7/17 – UKSMA Shortlist Announced

10/7/17 – UKSMA Shortlist Announced

UK Social Mobility Awards announces 2017 Shortlist 10th July 2017: Shortlist of companies and organisations announced today for the UK Social Mobility Awards.   The inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards have received an incredible response, and it was announced today...

27/06/17: UK Social Mobility Awards

27/06/17: UK Social Mobility Awards

  The UK’s first ever Social Mobility Awards draws an impressive list of entries 27th June 2017: Enthusiastic response from British companies and organisations in promoting social mobility   The deadline for entry into the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards...

Meg’s Marathon Challenge

Meg’s Marathon Challenge

On 23rd April, Meg Manson smashed it at the London Marathon 2017! Not only did she raise a staggering £6,400 for Making The Leap, but she ran the marathon with a finish time of 4 hours, 23 minutes. We know that Meg spent many months training and fundraising, so we...

An inspiring and successful gala!

An inspiring and successful gala!

Our Fundraising Gala raised a record-breaking £200,000 for Making The Leap, an amount that will make a huge difference to the lives of young Londoners in the year ahead. It was a wonderful evening and we were thrilled to be joined by all our guests- including Guests...

Sophie’s Story

Sophie’s Story

By Sophie, Making The Leap Fellow 'I grew up on a south London council estate with my single mother, who struggled to support us on benefits. My dad was not really in my life, and I would only see him as what I referred to as special occasions such as Christmas and my...

5 Simple Steps to Support Social Mobility in the UK

5 Simple Steps to Support Social Mobility in the UK

As Founder of Making the Leap I know that there are a lot of companies and institutions doing excellent work to advance social mobility in the UK. With the UK facing an uncertain future post-Referendum, I’m calling on companies and organisations to do more to open up...

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

What is Moving On Up? The Moving On Up project, funded by Trust for London and City Bridge Trust, and in partnership with BTEG, is an initiative designed to help young black men into employment. As a social mobility charity with 23 years’ experience in helping young...

UK’s first Social Mobility Awards launched

UK’s first Social Mobility Awards launched

Inaugural awards to promote and increase social mobility in Britain Making The Leap are delighted to announce the launch of the UK's first Social Mobility Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate companies and individuals across the UK who have demonstrated...

Top opportunities at Making The Leap’s Careers Fair!

Top opportunities at Making The Leap’s Careers Fair!

On 17th November, we ran another successful careers fair for disadvantaged 16-25 year olds across London. The event not only aimed to introduce this age group to top corporates, but to provide an environment where they could have meaningful interactions, potentially...

Raising University Aspirations

Raising University Aspirations

Making The Leap runs a second successful university fair for London schoolchildren   On 3rd - 4th October, we ran the second Raising University Aspirations event, which gave schoolchildren across London the chance to meet representatives from leading...

Bright, Young and Homeless

Bright, Young and Homeless

  Did you know that an estimated 83,000 young people in Britain have experienced homelessness in the past year?   This is three times the number of reported government figures, and the true extent of the issue is thought to be due to the rising numbers of ‘hidden...

Fellows get inspired at top marketing firm MEC

Fellows get inspired at top marketing firm MEC

On 31st August I, along with a group of other Fellows, had the amazing opportunity of visiting MEC Global’s London office with Making The Leap.  MEC is a media company well known for its innovative, ground-breaking ideas in marketing and their clients include famous...

09/09/16: Grammar Schools

09/09/16: Grammar Schools

Schoolchildren and their social mobility could suffer under government's reported plans to reintroduce grammar schools   9th September 2016: Founder of youth and social mobility charity Making The Leap warns of grammar schools’ impact on children’s life chances....

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