We Rise is an award winning Brixton based community business with a mission to empower young people to create successful futures.
We Rise is an award winning community business with a mission to empower young people to create successful futures.
We believe in the creative potential of young people
We Rise was set up by a group of parents with a shared passion to tackle social disadvantage by helping young people make the difficult transition from school to work
We put our values into practice
We always strive for elaborate results and do our best for you
Tailored Programmes for schools and young people
Commissioned creative content for a variety of Clients
Connections and Engagement in our Community
The We Rise team have decades of experience from our careers in the commercial, voluntary and public sectors and in education. We use what and who we know to make a difference.
Passionate about tackling inequality, after 25 years working in public, commercial and non-profit organisations – including spells as a Lambeth Councillor, public affairs consultant and secondary school teacher – Abigail founded We Rise to make an impact in her community.
A former Apprentice, Reece leads projects for Brixton Business Improvement District to support local businesses and develop the town centre. A familiar figure in Brixton he is often to be found networking at local events. He grew up locally and lives in Tulse Hill.
David loves young people. A former youth worker, coach and learning mentor, he is a qualified counsellor with a practice focussed on adolescent mental health. He has 18 years experience delivering person centred programmes that improve motivation, aspiration and performance.
James co-founded We Rise to innovate careers education. He has 14 years experience developing employability programmes for 11-19 yr olds in inner city schools and PRUs, including a DWP funded Employability Passport for 11-16 year olds. He is careers lead and senior leader at Chelsea Academy.
A Brixton creative at heart, Polly is a qualified Architect with 20 years experience designing, managing and delivering architectural projects across London. She also runs her own hand made bag company on Etsy.
A self confessed people person, Estella has 15 years experience helping companies grow. She specialises in developing company culture and recruiting the best talent for start-up and rapid growth companies in the tech sector.
A Brixton based film Director, Ray tells stories through film. He has collaborated with many local organisations like Makerhood and Afawee. Ray also teaches film-making to young and vulnerable people.
Virginia is a Brixton based management accountant with over 20 years in the corporate world. She has deep experience of leading and delivering global commercial finance projects across Europe & Asia.
Maria is studying Biomedicine at Sussex and brings a young person’s perspective to the Board. She is passionate about youth empowerment: she led the Youth Council and has worked as a Youth Worker and We Rise Coach.