Street League have continued to increase its "payment by outcome" contracts across the UK with colleges, job centres and Local Authorities. This now represents 45% of our total income and is more sustainable than grant and trust income, placing us in a more stable position going forward. It is also further proof that our work is proving to be strategically relevant across the deprived communities of the UK.
We have now achieved 209 sustained employment and education outcomes since April towards our national target of 604. These are all individuals who previously had very complex barriers to entering learning or work.
Individual case study highlights:
CW, first engaged with Street League approx. 6 months ago when attending Street Football sessions. His attendance was very sporadic and it turned out he had quite a few issues at home and led quite a chaotic lifestyle. We hadn’t heard from him in a while then he was referred onto our Academy Programme through the Connexions services. It turns out he had cut all ties with his parents due to on-going issues and is couch surfing with friends. Since coming onto the Academy his attendance as been excellent and he has really focused his efforts on making positive choices in his life. After a visit from the Colleges Careers advisor, CW successfully enrolled on a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business and is due to start in September. It covers business, finance, accounting, marketing and human resources.
AK, who got involved in last years riots in spite of receiving excellent A-Level results, ended up unemployed and disillusioned with society whilst awaiting trial. After joining the South East London Academy in July, he decided to apply to university and was accepted by Royal Holloway, one of the top 20 universities in the Country. He will start in September.
We launched our "Graduate cup" in London in June to celebrate participant outcome achievements. Those who have completed our training course with 3 qualifications or have gone onto achieve an employment or education outcome are invited back to a one day celebratory tournament. we invite our funding and strategic partners to these quarterly events to demonstrate our impact.
Our CEO, Matt Stevenson-Dodd has been shortlisted in the "Rising CEO star" category for the UK Charity Times Awards. We have also been shortlisted for the "Cross-Sector Partnership of the Year" due to our partnership work with Downing Street in 2011!
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