A cradle to college vision for low income communities

Author: Jonathan McGoh

Jon McGoh is the co-founder and chair of trustees of The Reach Foundation and co-founder and trustee of Reach Academy Feltham. His visits to the US and Finland had twin purposes: first, to ask whether a place-based cradle to career approach, grounded in collective action, could complement Reach Academy Feltham's work, and make the difference sought for the young people and community in Feltham. Secondly to ascertain whether these codified national models, which have been developed over many years, could offer inspiration for a similar UK policy initiative by government, foundations or philanthropists.