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CASE STUDY: Creating change in the advertising industry

We spent three days working with 13 incredible young people and a team of experienced creatives…

CASE STUDY: Young people discover a history of black struggle they didn’t know about, and make their first films

How can we change the future without understanding the past? We have been…

Meet our fantastic mentors

We are inspired by all the brilliant people joining up to be We Rise Mentors. …

5 reasons to mentor a young person

We could all do with a bit of a boost at the moment. Being a Mentor…

4 reasons to think differently about work experience

Work Experience was invented in the 1970s. We need to radically change our model to fit…

How can you offer work experience when everyone’s working from home?

Never has it been more important to connect young people with opportunities and experience, but never…

A hassle free way to consult young people and get a film you can share

It can be hard to engage the community about a development project, especially young people. We…

An easy and rewarding way for your company to reach and inspire diverse young people

Are you keen to do something to improve diversity but not sure what? Our specific targeted…

CASE STUDY: ELEVATE BE A CREATIVE – Telling the story of 2020 in lights

As part of our Elevate project, We Rise collaborated with Squire & Partners on Winter Windows…

CASE STUDY: YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROJECT – Local Youth Influence the Future of Brockwell Hall

During October half-term We Rise worked with five budding young film-makers to help Lambeth Council understand…

CASE STUDY: CREATIVE MEDIA PROJECT – We Rise collaborate with ITV on Gen Z youth takeover

Eight talented young South Londoners were fully empowered by seven days work experience with ITV. This…

CASE STUDY: RESEARCH PROJECT – Helping Station to Station connect with small businesses

Our Station to Station research team. Back row (left to right): Hamdi, Sumaya and Shakhan. Front…

CASE STUDY: SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT – Four brilliant campaigns created during Lockdown

Creative brainstorming and research planning workshop in Brockwell Park. During October half-term We Rise worked…

WE RISE NEWS: NEW PROGRAMME – Lockdown showed us young people need digital Mentoring

Mentoring is a powerful way to improve the life chances of young people. The “Covid generation”…

CASE STUDY: SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT – Youth take over Council instagram account

This image was divided up to make the first 9 posts of the campaign. When posted…

CASE STUDY: FILM PROJECT – Lockdown Film Making

https://youtu.be/PMeMLUz1NIQ By Polly Waterworth So can you make a collaborative film project with 8…

WE RISE NEWS: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT – Power: A young Director speaks

By Vanessa Rojas (based on the presentation Vanessa gave, by Zoom, at the 2020 London Festival…

WE RISE NEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER – We must all be part of this movement for change

We Rise is a Brixton based community business with a mission to empower young people to…

PRACTICE GUIDE – You want to engage young people? Just talk to us!

Shae, Britney, Pamula, Brian, Diogo and Amy with Evelyn Grace Youth Council after their workshop. This…

CASE STUDY: RESEARCH PROJECT – When two worlds meet…magic happens

Last week thirteen 16 and 17 year olds from local schools entered the world of Brixton’s…

CASE STUDY: RECRUITMENT FILM PROJECT – Haringey talent wow us with creative approach

https://youtu.be/YPeDo37mmYA We Rise worked with three impressive young women to create our first ever recruitment film….

WE RISE NEWS: IMPACT – The difference We Rise makes

We went back to ask some of the young people we worked with last year what…

WE RISE NEWS: THE STORY OF ME – Why it is so important to help young people tell their story

Everyone has their own story and their own journey through life. Humans love stories. Being able…

WE RISE NEWS: POEM FOR WE RISE – Abstract Benna’s words cut to the heart

When we invited spoken word artist Benna to create a poem for We Rise we had…

WE RISE NEWS: MAYA’S STORY – “I wish I’d had We Rise”

Maya talking to Sarah from the Brixton Project at our November event It…

WE RISE IMPACT – One conversation can transform a young life: Why YouthConnect is so powerful

What is Youth Connect? YouthConnect is a two hour structured networking session where…

WE RISE NEWS: EVENT FEEDBACK – What does our community need? How do We Rise together?

Written feedback from participants at We Rise event on 13th Nov 2019 We…

CASE STUDY: RESEARCH PROJECT – Young researchers give fantastic presentation to the Board of Brixton Business Improvement District

It had been a long meeting but members of the Board of the Brixton Business Improvement…

WE RISE NEWS: We’re building an Edit Box on wheels!

We Rise has partnered with Clapham Film Unit to improve the delivery of our media output…

WE RISE NEWS: Schools based Access All Areas programme kicks off

We are delighted to have won funding from the Walcot Foundation to deliver Access All Areas,…

WE RISE NEWS: How we work with schools to deliver outstanding careers education

As Ofsed recognises, effective careers provision and meaningful contact with employers is essential in ensuring positive…

WE RISE NEWS: Why our community needs us

As a community business, we exist to make an impact on the life chances of young…

PRACTICE GUIDE: Work experience tips for employers

You may not have work for a student to do – but don’t panic. With our…

CASE STUDY: SCHOOLS PROGRAMME – Independent evaluation gives top marks for our Futures programme!

We Rise were commissioned by Lambeth’s Economic Inclusion Team to deliver a one-year pilot programme of…

PRACTICE GUIDE: How to communicate with Gen Z

Your future talent come from Gen Z, those born since 1995. This generation of digital natives…

CASE STUDY: FILM PROJECT – Young people create powerful idea for Handyfix advert

Our project for Age UK Lambeth inspired 13 young people to create a professional standard advert…

CASE STUDY: SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT – Young people come up with “brilliant” social media campaigns for local Post Offices

The Post Office asked our team of young consultants to develop a social media presence and…

CASE STUDY: JOURNALISM PROJECT – Young people’s stories about the Brixton Design Trail are published in the Brixton Bugle

This project was a partnership with the Brixton Bugle and the Design Trail, and supported by…

CASE STUDY: FILM PROJECT – “THE TRUTH” is a powerful youth perspective on knife violence

Lambeth Council commissioned us to make this film about youth violence in 2017 as part of…

PRACTICE GUIDE: How can employers reach young talent from disadvantaged backgrounds?

Year 9 students from The Elmgreen School in Tulse Hill at London Bridge on an orienteering…

PRACTICE GUIDE: How can your company reach diverse talent?

Do you find it hard to access and attract diverse talent for your apprenticeships? …

PRACTICE GUIDE: Are informal codes of behaviour, rather than ability, defining talent?

A new book exposes how class based cultural codes act as a barrier to diversity. On…

NEWS: We Rise wins support from the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Postcode Innovation Trust

We are delighted to have been awarded a place on a competitive leadership development programme, to…

PRACTICE GUIDE: 3 barriers to increasing diversity

We have the most fantastic pool of diverse young talent in south London. We desperately need…

WE RISE NEWS: Futures schools programme is “fantastic” says new Council leader

Lambeth’s new Labour Leader, Jack Hopkins, has given a huge vote of confidence in We Rise….

WE RISE NEWS: How we help young people finding their unique voice – watch our “Story of Me” film

As part of our Futures programme we have been coaching our cohort to develop their own…

CASE STUDY: SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT – A youth led campaign to promote Brixton #Bigupbrxton

This summer a team of budding social media maestros created three films and an instagram account…

CASE STUDY: SCHOOLS PROGRAMME – How we are helping young people explore their future

Sixty fourteen year olds from schools in Tulse Hill and Norwood have been exploring their city…

CASE STUDY: FILM PROJECT – This campaign film for Brixton Green shows why young people care about housing

Shortage of secure, affordable housing is a huge issue for young people growing up in Brixton….

CASE STUDY: SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT – Young people express how they feel about their community – Belonging is Brixton

Our team were hosted for a week at Brixton architects Squire and Partners, and they loved…