The ClementJames Centre is an award-winning charity that empowers the community to release its potential through education and employment support in one of London’s most deprived areas.

We are an ambitious and innovative organisation, pioneering impactful programmes tailored to the needs of every individual, reducing isolation, poverty and unemployment. Over the past year we have supported over 2,200 local people with 72% of our IntoWork clients gaining employment or moving into training; 100% of students on accredited English courses successfully achieving their qualification and 79% of our Year 13 students progressing to higher education.

The impact of our work has helped our students and clients to improve their lives through better English skills, improved school grades and gaining employment. We tailor our approach to suit each person’s needs – building a package of support that has measurable impact and the potential to transform lives. The key to our success is establishing a sense of belonging and ambition for clients and staff alike, because when people feel cared for and encouraged they are able to achieve and contribute more.

The foundations of our work are our three aligned programmes:

Communicate – Adult Learning programme providing ESOL classes, basic skills and advice and guidance to over 200 adults each year.

IntoUniversity – Multi-stranded programme of academic support for children and young people enabling them to attain a university place or another chosen aspiration. IntoUniversity supports over 1,500 children and young people each year.

IntoWork – Bespoke employment programme breaking barriers to work and training for over 400 adults and young people each year.

On top of this, our Community Hub is there for anyone coming through our doors, whether it is through Advice & Guidance, Literacy and Numeracy support, I.T. facilities or just someone to talk to. The Hub is a distinctive place of belonging for local people, offering a positive, save and stimulating environment available all year round.

In addition to our programmes the Hub also provides:

–       A community café providing healthy snacks and drinks

–       A community garden providing an outdoor recreational space and classroom

–       Support, guidance and training for local organisations and individuals

–       Premises made available for the use of other community groups

I do hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and use it as an opportunity to find out more about some of our exciting projects and areas of work. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.

Clare Richards MBE
Chief Executive
The ClementJames Centre

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