28th March Green Towers Employment Day

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Come along to our Employment  Day Wednesday 28th March 2017

11am-2pm, Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road, Edmonton N9 0BU.

Do you want help finding the right job?

  • Want to find out about apprenticeships?
  • Want to develop your skills?
  • Thinking of retraining?
  • Want to improve your pay and conditions to develop your career?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

We provide free advice, guidance & training:

  • CV preparation and job search
  • Help with applications
  • Access to training
  • “Smart works” access to interview clothes
  • Information on money advice/debt management
  • Plus many more!

For more information or to book an appointment please contact

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

In partnership with

  • Metropolitan
  • Department of Work & Pensions

30th March 2017 First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women Launch Event

 

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Come along to the First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women 2017 Launch Event.

30th March 2017, 12  to 4pm,  Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

  • Are you a budding social entrepreneur background, or someone with a business idea for a social enterprise that will benefit both minorities and the wider community?
  • Do you free advice to help you get your venture off of the ground?

First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women launch event  is a FREE opportunity to meet successful social enterprises and sector specialists at a launch event for an exciting new programme for existing and aspiring female entrepreneurs.

Who is it for?

  • Women from minority/migrant backgrounds with a social enterprise idea.
  •  People with a social enterprise idea that is migrant/minority led or community  benefiting.
  •  * Migrants are defined as anyone born outside the UK who is now residing here.
  •  * Minority led refers to Black Minority Ethnic

Cost

This event is FREE

Register to attend the event

Booking is quick and easy.  Click here to book or visit our event page at  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-steps-into-social-enterprise-for-bme-women-2017-launch-event-tickets-32401665253

Learn more about the day

To find out more follow the link  http://www.olmec-ec.org.uk/social-enterprise/first-steps-in-s…omen-2017-launch/

For More Information on First Steps in Social Enterprise

To find out more follow the link: http://www.olmec-ec.org.uk/social-enterprise/first-steps-in-social-enterprise/

22nd Feb Clapham Park Employment & Training Open Day

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Come along to our Employment and Training Day Wednesday 22nd February 2017

11am-3pm Clapham Park Pop Up Shop, 8 Mullins Place, SW4 8EU (next to Sainsbury’s Local on Kings Avenue)

Do you want help finding the right job?

  • Want to find out about apprenticeships?
  • Want to develop your skills?
  • Thinking of retraining?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

Positions available in:

  • Construction
  • Housing
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Creative industries
  • Teaching
  • Customer services
  • plus many more!

London Living Wage roles.

To book an appointment please contact

Yomi Ajose, Employment Advisor, 07972 007413 yomi.jose@olmec-ec.org.uk

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

In partnership with

  • Metropolitan
  • Lambeth Council
  • Wandsworth Council

Spring round of Chalkhill Community Trust funding – closes 24 Feb

The latest round of funding from Chalkhill Community Trust Fund will open on 25th January 2017 and the application window will close on 24th February 2017.

Chalkhill Community Trust Fund

The Chalkhill Community Trust Fund (CCTF) is an active independent grant making charity which aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of residents of Chalkhill Estate and surrounding areas in Brent. It has a fund of around £1.4m and is governed by a Trustee Board which meets quarterly.

For full details of activities the fund aims to support and future application deadlines please see the Chalkhill Community Trust Fund page.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016

 

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The Big Give  Christmas Challenge  2016

Donate to Olmec on theBigGive.org.uk from 12pm on #GivingTuesday 29th November and your donation will be doubled!

Olmec is taking part in the Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause.

The campaign is run by the Big Give which was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed in 2007. Since the Big Give launched the campaign in 2008, it has raised over £71 million for more than 2,500 charity projects.

We will be raising funds for the project First Steps In Social Enterprise for Black Women and aim to raise £14,000 in total. Online donations will kindly be doubled by our key supporters and the Big Give’s philanthropic partner, The EQ Foundation

We will only be able to double donations while our match funds last, so please make sure you donate as soon after 12pm on Tuesday 29th November as possible.

Click below to donate.  Thank you in advance for your support

Donate Online

 

28th Oct Ashmole Employment & Training Day

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Ashmole Employment & Training Day 28th October

Come along to our Employment & Training Day, Friday 28th October  2016

11am to 3pm Ashmole Tenant’s Hall, 2 Meadow Road, SW8 1QB

Do you want help finding the right job?

Want to find out about apprenticeships?
Want to develop your skills?
Thinking of retraining?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

Positions available in:

  • Construction
  • Service Industries
  • London Living Wage roles
  • Plus many more!

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  • CV advice
  • Application form assistance
  • Interview techniques
  • Help with job search

Thinking of starting a business?

Get help from Olmec Social Enterprise & Business Start Up surgery.

To book an appointment please contact

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

 

Rise into Employment Graduation Ceremony and Launch Event

On the 30th September 2016, a  Rise into Employment graduation ceremony and launch event was held at Royal Bank of Scotland’s Bishopgate office to recognise and celebrate the achievements of recent Rise Programme participants and Switch On Digital Inclusion Programme beneficiaries.

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The event was hugely moving and inspirational; hosted by Omar Kahn, Chair of Olmec with speeches from John Mayford, Olmec CEO, Cedric Boston, CEO Arhag and Rise beneficiaries.

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Cedric Boston, CEO Arhag presented certificates of achievements to Rise into Employment  and Swicth On  graduates.

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Annetta Bennett, Olmec Ambassador introduced the Chick Peas Sisters film and delivered an inspirational performance of Maya Angelou’s ‘And still I Rise’ poem. The evening was wrapped up with a buffet and networking.

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Rise into Employment Programme

The Rise employability programme developed in partnership by Arhag and Olmec provides friendly expert advice, accredited training and quality personalised support to help you into work – whatever your skills, qualifications or experiences. It’s open to those who needs a helping hand to find a new or a better job.

Change your life. Get and keep the job that you want.
Get in touch today or complete the attached application form to join the Rise programme.

 

29th Sept South London Job Fair

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Steps to Success Jobs Fair 29th September

Come along to our Jobs Fair Thursday 29th September 2016

11am-3pm Clapham Park Pop Up Shop, 8 Mullins Place, SW4 8EU (next to Sainsbury’s Local on Kings Avenue)

Do you want help finding the right job?

  • Want to find out about apprenticeships?
  • Want to develop your skills?
  • Thinking of retraining?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

Positions available in:

  • Hospitality
  • Housing
  • Finance & banking
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Security
  • Digital marketing
  • Healthcare
  • plus many more!

Live Construction & Logistics apprenticeship opportunities.

London Living Wage roles.

To book an appointment please contact

Mike Lopez, Employment Advisor, 07972 007413 mike.lopez@olmec-ec.org.uk

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

In partnership with

  • Metropolitan
  • Arhag Housing Association
  • Lambeth Council
  • Wandsworth Council

Press release: Britain is failing to tackle racial inequalities

Olmec was a signatory to a recent report by UK NGOs presented to CERD, the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination as it examined the performance of UK government on race discrimination.

Extract from Runnymede Trust Press Release on 2nd August 2016:

UK charities to tell United Nations that Britain is failing to tackle racial inequalities

Today (Tuesday 2nd) a group of organisations, co-ordinated by the Runnymede Trust, travel to the UN in Geneva to address the UK government’s response to racial inequalities and discrimination.

They argue that the UK government’s current colour-blind approach has no evidence of reducing racial inequalities and that the government may therefore be failing to comply with its responsibilities as a signatory to the UN treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

In response, the UK government under Prime Minister Theresa May needs to take responsibility for making Britain a more racially-equal society, by implementing a wide-ranging race equality strategy and by transposing the UN Convention (in full) into UK law.

Race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust compiled the 83-page report, which is published a day before CERD takes evidence from non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) in Geneva. The submission to the UN calls on the UK Government to take action on institutional and individual racism, which is in the public eye following an upsurge in racism after Brexit.

Dr Omar Khan, Director of the Runnymede Trust who is giving evidence to CERD in Geneva, called on Theresa May to coordinate efforts on race equality following her remarks on the steps of Downing Street condemning discrimination. NGOs call on the UK Government to:

Adopt a race equality strategy to tackle long-standing inequalities in UK society, across criminal justice, education, employment, health, housing and political participation,

This strategy should include what the UN calls ‘specific measures’ for ‘vulnerable groups’ such as Black people in the criminal justice system and labour market and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups in education and health.

Establish an independent review of the Prevent duty to address the possible conflict with equality and human rights laws, providing a clear definition of extremism’ to end the disproportionate targeting of Muslim school children;

Dr Omar Khan, Director of the Runnymede Trust, said: “Our review of the state of race equality in Britain shows there are many areas of persistent and widespread inequality that require urgent action driven by political will at the top of Government. As we seek to develop new trade relationships the UK needs to demonstrate it has its act in order on tackling racism or risk international embarrassment.”

“In this post-Brexit world we must safeguard the rights of BME citizens by fully incorporating the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination into British law. We therefore call on Theresa May to lead from the front and drive through the changes needed to make Britain more racially equal.”

Read the full press release: Press Release CERD 2016 final.

Read the report.

 

 

Autumn round of Chalkhill Community Trust funding closes on 19th August!

The latest round of funding from Chalkhill Community Trust Fund has now opened and the application window will close on 19th Aug.

Chalkhill Community Trust Fund

The Chalkhill Community Trust Fund (CCTF) is an active independent grant making charity which aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of residents of Chalkhill Estate and surrounding areas in Brent. It has a fund of around £1.4m and is governed by a Trustee Board which meets quarterly.

For full details of activities the fund aims to support and future application deadlines please see the Chalkhill Community Trust Fund page.

Race Equality through economic and social justice