As the summer holidays kick off this week, over 27,500 children at risk of food insecurity and isolation are set to access free meals and holiday activities via our Kitchen Social programme. Launched in 2017, Kitchen Social was originally intended as a three-year programme. However, the combined impact of Covid-19 on low-income families, Brexit on
Christina Okorocha becomes an ambassador
We are delighted to announce that Christina Okorocha has come on board as an ambassador.
Christina is the co-founder of VAMP – a digital talent and entertainment PR agency working with some of the biggest entertainment, film and TV companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Music and Atlantic Records. They support organisations to maximise their reach by authentically diversifying content and approach, as well as managing top black UK content creators.
Christina is also the founder of the Twice As Good Network, a network for ambitious black professionals, creative and entrepreneurial women, which is supported by AllBright. She is passionate about career development and access, especially for young people from underprivileged backgrounds who may not think a particular career is within their reach.
Christina said: “I am honoured to join the Mayor’s Fund for London as an ambassador. I grew up in Newham, which has the highest number of young people compared to anywhere else in the country and is one of the poorest boroughs in London. I am very passionate about supporting young people who are from my background to maximise their potential and strive for more than the surroundings they are in. The Mayor’s Fund have some great programmes such as Access Aspiration, which I plan to heavily support by tapping into my network of influencers, leaders and entrepreneurs.”
We welcome Christina to the charity and look forward to working with her on some exciting initiatives over the coming weeks and months.
Celebrating our Access Aspiration Student Ambassadors
Last week, we held a special virtual celebration event for our Access Aspiration Student Ambassadors to thank them for all their hard work over the past academic year. But who are our Student Ambassadors? But who are our Student Ambassadors? They are a passionate group of young people currently participating in the programme and who
Young mathmaticians compete in pan-London maths tournament
Last week, Years 4 and 5 pupils and Years 7, 8 and 9 students came together in person to compete in socially distanced Finals for the 2021 Count on Us Challenge. After spending the last academic year practicing with teammates and against peers in a series of online heats, the finalist teams were excited to