We have helped over 6,000 young people through direct support, intervention and development.
Who we are
Our Community CIC was founded in 2008, one of the first Community Interest Companies in Birmingham. We are an award-winning organisation and have helped over 6000 young people to improve their lives through delivery of our bespoke youth work, sports & mentoring programmes. We enable young people to thrive and achieve their full potential, regardless of personal background or circumstance. In 2020 we formed Our Community Foundation (CIO) to further develop our reach across Birmingham.
We are proud of our diverse Board of Trustees, made up of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds including young people and are responsible for the overall strategic direction of Our Community Foundation. Our core Trustees all live in the communities we serve, so have a thorough understanding of the local needs & wants. We have a wide range of skills & expertise in our management team with over 40 years of experience in delivering youth work, sports & mentoring (Birmingham Youth Service & voluntary sector), community/ sport development, social enterprise & speak 6 different languages.
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What we do
With over 40 years of experience in providing sport & youth services, we have established our unique youth development programme encompassing 4C’s –Connection, Confidence, Character and Contribution.
We use sport, youthwork, mentoring & media to improve the lives of young people, with a focus on those who live in areas with high levels of crime, antisocial behaviour and deprivation.
4C’s has been designed to bring out the best in young people by providing them with high-quality sports sessions, mentoring & guidance – preparing young people to make that ‘next’ step. Improving their employability, key life skills and facilitating the transition into sustained education, employment and/ or training.
We believe positive bonds between young people and youth workers/ coaches are key. This built-up trust supports young people to connect with their local community – including other young people, teachers, schools, colleges and local businesses. By bridging the gaps in local society through positive activity, community activism and intergenerational work, we create a safe environment for young people to develop and grow.