SEO London (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity)
Columbia Threadneedle Foundation is proud to support SEO London, a charity that prepares talented students from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success.
The Foundation supports SEO Advance, a programme that identifies, inspires and trains talented students in years 11-13, broadening their horizons through access to academic, professional and enrichment opportunities. The SEO Advance programme organises events and activities to inspire students, giving them the chance to explore options and make informed choices about their future. Activities include insight days and work experience placements; comprehensive skills sessions to develop commercial awareness and technical skills; bespoke open days at the UK’s top universities and mentoring from experienced SEO alumni and industry professionals.
Foundation Trustee Selma Hassabu said: “The team at SEO are doing great work at the grass roots level providing the needed exposures and helping students further develop the self-confidence, belief and skills necessary for future career success. I am proud to work for a firm that has decided to walk the walk on workplace diversity by partnering with SEO and investing in the development of diverse talent.”
Learn more about SEO London.
Centre for Financial Capability
Recent date from YouGov shows that almost a quarter (23%) of primary school children worry about money and 85% of children and young people believe that if you look after money, it makes you feel better.
Columbia Threadneedle Foundation is a founding supporter of the newly founded Centre for Financial Capability, a charity whose mission is to provide an effective and high-quality financial education to every primary aged child in the UK.
Learn more about the Centre for Financial Capability.
Bounce Back provides training centres in several prisons as well as in the community, with a focus on giving people the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications that will enable them to secure employment on release either in the Bounce Back Decorating Team or with construction industry partners. They train in skills that are in demand including painting and decorating, scaffolding, dry lining and aerial window cleaning.
Learn more about Bounce Back.