ACHIEVING YEAR HERE’S MISSION WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT OUR PARTNERS
From small independent community centres to government departments, design studios to multinational banks, our network of partners are as diverse as they come.
Our passion for partnership comes from two beliefs. First, that learning is enriched by interactions with the real world. And second, that social purpose organisations have so much more to gain from talented and enthusiastic young people than they currently do.
Our partners host Fellows on their placement, commission them to respond to social innovation briefs, train them up in specialist skills, offer their ventures seed funding and even provide them with cheap accommodation in flats that would otherwise be empty.
HOST A FELLOW
Our frontline placements, from institutions run by large charities like St Mungo’s through to individual services like the Cavendish School in Bermondsey, tell us that Fellows add real value and create tangible benefits for the people that they work with.
Fellows join your organisation for 4.5 days per week over a 22-week period. They’re an extra pair of hands delivering value at the frontline and, importantly, they also lead an innovation project, which is an effort to enhance the impact of the organisation in a sustainable way.
Placement organisations are asked to make a financial contribution that subsidises the overall cost of the programme to the Fellow – as well as paying Fellow’s voluntary expenses.
“NADIA’S ENERGY, PASSION AND PROFESSIONALISM, AND THE ABILITY TO REMAIN CALM UNDER PRESSURE ENABLED HER TO CARRY OUT ALL ASPECTS OF HER WORK TO AN EXCELLENT STANDARD AT ALL TIMES. SHE BROUGHT ENTHUSIASM AND A NEW VIBRANCY TO THE BRADBURY CENTRE WITH HER INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR NEW EVENTS.”
Laura O’Brien, Bradbury Centre Manager, Staywell Services
HIRE A TEAM OF FELLOWS
We bring together teams of Fellows to work on challenges that your organisation is facing through our 9-week consulting projects. Led by our staff team of seasoned social innovation consultants like Kelly Bewers and Aviv Katz, our Fellows bring fresh thinking to a problem – and their manpower and energy creates tangible outputs that have real value.
Since 2013, we’ve worked on 36 impact consulting briefs, with the Greater London Authority, Guys and St Thomas’ Charity and various local authorities and housing associations.
“I COMMISSIONED YEAR HERE FELLOWS TO FIND OUT ABOUT HOW OUR OLDER RESIDENTS THINK AND FEEL ABOUT HOUSING. THEY EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS ON A VERY WIDE BRIEF, DELIVERING ACHIEVABLE AND ASPIRATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. AS A RESULT, OUR ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT SERVICES TO OLDER RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN FUNDAMENTALLY CHALLENGED”
Andrea Baker, Director of Housing, Poplar Harca
JOIN OUR FACULTY
Year Here involves a wide network of social innovation practitioners.
Our faculty of speakers, mentors and trainers are an exceptional network of social entrepreneurs, experts and policy-makers. They help us deliver our curriculum and are part of the Year Here family.
Interested in supporting our Fellows’ leadership development?