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Making Change: What Works
Movements change the world. Throughout history, loosely organised networks of individuals and organisations have sought changes to societies – and won. What can we learn from success or failure?
Reducing discrimination between groups 
A 'shared identity' helps bring people together. We may have institutions that make it hard for some to stay part of a common identity. People are not hardwired to be racist, etc - we are hardwired to be group-ish.
What do friends have to do with economic mobility? 
Social capital-the strength of one's social network, community-is a determinant of outcomes from education to health. A study reveals importance of friendships across socioeconomic class lines and more...
The case for Living Wages
Paying living wages throughout core operations and the value chain strengthens business performance, resilience, stability, while delivering measurable social impact and enabling more effective delivery on human rights obligations.
Insight into trauma-informed education settings
Six core principles that value and nurture transformative relationships with young people without re-traumatising. For a school program to be effective, it must include four R’s and embed principles across school..
Facing the poverty tsunami
COVID, conflict, climate change are some of challenges driving tsunami of poverty already crashing into lives of vulnerable people, communities around the world. An extra 1bn people will live in poverty. How can business help?
Working in partnership for positive health - stories from Fleetwood
In Lancashire, a range of local partners are creatively collaborating with local residents across the community to positively change things. Initiative is known as Healthier Fleetwood.
When do your secrets hurt your wellbeing? 
While there is nothing inherently wrong with having secrets - it depends what the secret is and what revealing involves - the more burdensome it is for you to keep, the more likely it will affect your well-being.
Increasing trust and engagement in fundraising 
Ripples asked the question, ‘What if donors could understand their impact in 5 seconds?’. They created an impact feed in their app - fast, personalized evidence. Donor feedback overwhelmingly positive.
An effective way to reduce violent crimes?
Evidence that offering at-risk men behavioral therapy plus opportunities to earn a living greatly reduces the future risk of crime and violence, even 10 years after the intervention.
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Events (2 found)

Online - Using evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for young people
Research has shown that the circumstances of a child’s early life dictate their future outcomes, from health to career and life expectancy. However, we also know that evidence-based early interventions in education and care can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) focuses on finding and funding interventions that show promise in reducing youth violence and improving outcomes for young people. Building an evidence bank on the most effective ways to support children, the YEF evaluates ideas, scales up what works and takes action to improve the system.
Iesha Small, Head of Change for Education and Families YEF in conversation with Nesta fairer start Mission Director Jenny Gibson.
In-Person - The Briefing: landscape for mission and evangelism in London
a one-stop gathering for church leaders to hear what’s happening across the Capital in 2023 in terms of mission and evangelism. This year we’ll be hearing about the Talking Jesus research.
What is the landscape in which we are doing mission and evangelism in London? The state of faith and the view and thinking of non-Christians? How do people normally come to faith? How can knowledge of all of this shape evangelistic strategy? The Talking Jesus research answers these questions. Come and hear Dr. Rachel Jordan-Wolf, Executive Director of HOPE Together and Rachael Heffer, Head of Mission at the Evangelical Alliance, as they unpack the findings and help us to discuss and work together on what this means for us in London.

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