Our Impact

To read more about the impact of our work, please click here: CJC Impact Report 2014-15

The IntoUniversity Programme can demonstrate evidence of:

  • Improved academic performance
  • Improved chances of getting to university
  • Improved attitudes to learning

The Communicate Programme can demonstrate evidence of:

  • Improved English
  • Improved chances of getting to university
  • Improved chances of gaining employment

The IntoWork Programme can demonstrate evidence of:

  • Improved chances of gaining employment
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved I.T. skills


How many of our service users gain a university place or employment?

We tracked the progress of our 2013-2014 students across the IntoUniversity network after leaving school. This showed that 79% of IU Year 13 students progressed directly to Higher Education.

In 2013/2014 100% of eligible Communicate students attained external accreditation by passing their Functional Skills English exams (99 students).

96% of our ready-to-work 16-24 year old clients found employment or training in 2013/2014.

NFER Report
The Sutton Trust commissioned an external audit of the IntoUniversity programme. The report concluded that:

IntoUniversity is having a positive transformational impact on children and young people in terms of their academic learning and success, their attitudes to learning and their social skills – all of which are key elements that help children and young people to aspire and achieve’

It also describes the service as ‘exemplary’:

IntoUniversity provides a role model of how young people from deprived areas can be inspired to achieve their full potential’

Download and read the NFER executive summary here.

Social Return on Investment
The IntoUniversity Progamme has recently conducted a Social Return on Investment (SROI) calculation. SROI is a principles-based method for measuring extra-financial value (i.e. environmental and social value not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts) relative to resources invested. It can be used to evaluate impact on stakeholders, identify ways to improve performance, and enhance the performance of investments.

The initial findings show that a calculation for the Social Return on Investment is reached for IntoUniversity of around 4.5.

An award-winning charity

  • Winner of the Charity Times Charity of the Year (under £1 million) 2014
  • Shortlisted for the Guardian Charity of the Year Award in 2013
  • Quality in Study Support (Advanced Status, 2012-15)
  • Mentoring and Befriending Foundation Approved Provider

The Quality and Standards Coordinator at the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (MBF) praised the IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme:

‘I would be happy to highlight your project as an example of good practice that others in mentoring could learn from’

  • Matrix Standard, revalidated in 2013
  • PQASSO Level 3
  • Brighter Borough Award
  • London in Bloom
  • Shortlisted for DSC Social Change Award 2012
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In partnership with our sister charity IntoUniversity:

  • Charity Times Award 2010
  • Charity Times Award 2011
  • London Education Partnership Award 2010
  • Children and Young People Now Award 2011
  • Centre for Social Justice Award 2010

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