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Routes2Success Local Project Launch

Oct 08, 2014 - Comments: 0

During the first year of the R2S programme we met many young black males who have brilliant ideas about projects that they would like to set up in their community, but believe that this idea will never become a reality due to lack of funds or support.

Opening Doors Network was just what I needed

Aug 12, 2014 - Comments: 0

Guest Blog by Jillian Green

Hi, my name is Jillian. I am 30 years old and live in Tottenham. I have some part-time work but the hours are sporadic and the job is no more than a means-to-an-end.

In the last 12 months I started to develop an idea to create a new healthy drink made from natural ingredients.

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential…

Aug 11, 2014 - Comments: 0

It’s hard to know where to start with this blog without becoming too emotional!

“One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest”

This is a famous quote from someone who I consider a role model and who has inspired me, the late Maya Angelou.

Is a Policing-led approach the best way to tackle gangs and serious youth violence?

Jul 08, 2014 - Comments: 0

On Monday June 2 Mayor of London Boris Johnson hosted an international Gangs Summit at which experts from around the world discussed how best to tackle gang violence. Mayor Johnson has stated that £3 million per annum will be spent on tackling the problem of gang violence in London.

Living in a leafy North London suburb doesn’t make me best placed to be an expert on urban street gangs, but I have always been a sceptic on the effectiveness of what can feel like an obsession with gang interventions from government on a number of levels. My three key contentions are:

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