Our ongoing commitment to supporting a range of charitable initiatives globally has increased in momentum in 2020 with the launch of our Education & Employment Intervention programme which will see CMC Commit to £600,000 worth of investment in three primary charities over the course of three years.
CMC recognises the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on every aspect of life and business. At this time we have chosen to continue our focus on supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in their education and development in order to prepare them for the world of work.
We continue to support both Action for Children and Making The Leap and have added one additional charity, Yes Futures. Our selections were based on our desire to cover an age range from primary school through to employment ready and ensure that the different charities have unique interventions set out to address this education issue.
Action for Children was appointed as the CMC Markets London Charity of the Year for 2020. Action for Children helps more than 300,000 children, young adults, parents and carers through 650 projects across the UK. It has been helping vulnerable children and young people break through injustice, deprivation and inequality for almost 150 years and it is the leading UK provider of family and community centres, support in rural areas and for those leaving care, and services for disabled children and their families.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local talent, CMC London together with The Peter Cruddas Foundation have supported MTL through their employment fair and employment preparation intervention for young people 18+ for the last 4 years. MTL have provided their students employment opportunities with CMC London and we currently employ 4 ex MTL alumni – all engaged on merit not favour.
The joint CMC & MTL proposal currently set out will allow MTL to engage with a further 60 young people each year.
Yes Futures is a new charity to CMC London but one The Peter Cruddas Foundation has worked with previously and continues to support.
Based in East London an enthusiastically driven, Multi Award winning charity that has recently been recognised as one of the Top 100 UK social enterprises in the NatWest SE100 Index 2020.
Yes Futures have developed programmes for schools, working with young people to boost self-esteem and resilience and so help students transition to the new normal.
Yes Futures is perfectly placed to support this at risk generation of young people and CMC London will play a pivotal role in ensuring the swift expansion of their work and impact.
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