Enhancing Life Chances by Bringing Communities Together in Handsworth
We exist to enhance the life chances of children, young people and families by bringing together diverse communities in Handsworth and across Birmingham.
We manage a broad range of community and educational project working alongside our school association members and community partners to improve the lives of families. We focus on enhancing the life chances of children in our city, on family health and wellbeing and on social integration. We do this through our strategic priorities:
- to support schools to work together and share learning for improvement
- organise initiatives that help to raise the aspirations of local children and their families
- promote good citizenship and the advancement of learning for all.
We have enabled a huge variety of projects since our inception in 1999, including our flagship Young People’s Parliament, our schools learning networks and more recently organising our community’s response to Covid-19 pandemic: creating a food distribution hub from our conference centre.
Our mission is to promote social inclusion demonstrating enjoyable, enriching and effective strategies for educational attainment.
Headteachers from member schools work alongside local residents, project participants, partner organisations and volunteers to form the Management Group. You can check out the short biographies of our Board and our staff [links] - please make sure you say hi if you see us around!