We believe that everyone in Islington should have the opportunity to improve their life.
At Mary’s, we do all we can to help children, young people and other community groups to discover for themselves what they are capable of and inspire them to pursue their goals.
We want to make a difference. Do you?
When you hire a room at Mary’s, you’re getting your own space – a competitively-priced space that really works for you – and you can feel pleased that you’re doing something for young people in Islington.
At Mary’s Youth Club, young people aged between 11 and 25 will get the opportunities and confidence to develop the skills they need for their future.
At Mary’s Pre-School, we can help you ensure that your children will get the best start in life.
At Mary’s Play Scheme, your children will have an action-packed, enjoyable time which they will want to return to.
March 1st, 2016 | Published in Uncategorized
February 17th, 2016 | Published in General, Spotlight, Youth Club
The winners of the Big Lottery Fund awards for 2016 have just been announced – and Mary’s Youth Club on Upper Street is one of them. The club has been awarded £325,000 over a three year period to expand its activities, particularly in the area of employability.
Said Rebecca Mills, Youth Development Manager, ‘We know from our regular surveys amongst young people in Islington that their most pressing issue is unemployment…not surprisingly, since youth unemployment in Islington is almost double the average for London as a whole. That’s why we’ve wanted to be able to offer careers, apprenticeship and work experience advice, along with CV-writing and interview techniques to as many young people in Islington as possible. This award will help us to do just that.’
Mary’s Youth Club will continue to offer a wide range of health and fitness activities, drama and dance and life skills sessions to 11 to 25 year olds, but the Employability Hub will be where most of the new development is focused. The grant will enable Mary’s to increase the size of its dedicated youth development team, providing extra capacity to work with more volunteers and more partners, such as Baker & McKenzie, the City law firm, some of whose staff are providing one-to-one mentoring sessions for our young people, and the London School of Economics.
‘Of course’, added Balazs Csernus, Chief Executive of Mary’s, ‘we still have to raise a further £100,000 over the next three years to meet the terms of the Big Lottery Fund grant, but this award gives us a bit more time to build up sustainable funding to ensure Mary’s long term future. We know we are making a real difference so we have to carry on seeking grants from charities and expanding our base of individual and corporate donors. By doing that, we can continue to reach out to more young people in Islington’.
Mary’s Youth Club is run by Mary’s, an independent charity created by St Mary’s Church to serve the local community from its site on Upper Street.
February 15th, 2016 | Published in General, Jobs, Youth Club
February 15th, 2016 | Published in General, Youth Club
December 21st, 2015 | Published in Uncategorized
Want a career in the arts? Take the first step with one of these fantastic creative apprenticeships and internships!
- Islington resident
- 16 – 24 years old*
- currently unemployed
- not in training or education
*(apprenticeships are available to 16-23 years old; to apply for an internship you must be 18-24 years old)
If you are, you can apply for an Islington Creative Job.
Islington Council has teamed up with a number of arts organisations to create a portfolio of new amazing apprenticeships and internships opportunities working in the creative sector. We are NOW seeking applications for positions starting in March 2016.
All apprenticeships and internships are:
- For a minimum of 30 hours per week
- Paid a minimum of £6.70 per hour
To take advantage of these fantastic opportunities please visit www.islington.gov.uk/creativejobs
If you have any questions about the opportunities or how to complete the application form just email@example.com or call Angeles Gordo on 020 7527 5243.
At the Employability Hub, run by our Youth Club we can help those interested with the application process and the preparation for interviews. Contact Rebecca or Charles today at firstname.lastname@example.org