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, having helped over 6000 young people to improve their lives through the 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 delivery and 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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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.