Category Archives: Government

UpRisers witness Jack Straw give evidence at the Iraq Inquiry

UpRising participants experienced an important moment in history by attending Jack Straw’s (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001 – 2006) hearing at the Iraq Inquiry, on February 8 2010. Sitting mere metres away from Straw and Inquiry members, UpRisers had a direct view of proceedings and witnessed first hand how such inquiry attempts to […]

UpRisers visit City Hall

A group of UpRisers kicked off the 2009/10 UpRising programme of learning visits by going to the heart of London government. Eight UpRisers took part in a learning visit on 15 July 2009 to City Hall, home to the Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority. During the visit to City […]

Boost for UpRising roll-out campaign

The Young Foundation’s plans to expand the UpRising leadership programe received a boost when the government department for Communities and Local Government announced that the Young Foundation was successful in its application to the Empowerment Fund. The funding, £500k to be spread over three years, will be used to fund and develop two  strands of the […]

UpRisers advise Prime Minister on knife crime

UpRisers Zarlasht Halaimzai and Sarah-Jane Nii-Adjei took part in an event with the Prime Minister to discuss what action should be taken to tackle the problem of knife crime. The event marked the launch of the “No To Knives” coalition, which includes Richard Taylor, father of murdered school boy Damilola Taylor, and Brooke Kinsella, the actress who […]

Communities in Control learning visit with Hazel Blears MP

UpRisers take part in learning visit with Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government UpRisers  Akram Ahmed, Alvin Carpio, Charlotte Cunningham and Hollie Ridley took part in an UpRising learning visit to watch the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears MP, give a statement to Parliament to announce the Communities in […]

UpRising included in Government White Paper

UpRising singled out as an example of an innovative new programme The Young Foundation has welcomed the inclusion of the UpRising leadership programme in the Communities in Control White Paper, published today by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) department. UpRising was singled out in the white paper as an example of an innovative new […]