Social Impact Pledge

Glasgow Kelvin College

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Social Impact Pledge logo

Glasgow Kelvin College pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed, Signature of PrincipalAlan Serry, Principal, August 2016.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Extend the John Wheatley Learning Network’s services beyond Glasgow (initially to West Lothian and West Dunbartonshire).   

                                        

Geographical location of impact

  • Central Scotland

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2nd Commitment

Add value and impact to volunteering by providing new opportunities to gain accreditation through voluntary work.         

                                

                 

Geographical location of impact

  • Glasgow Region

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3rd Commitment

Introduce new part time community work programmes for local volunteers which support progression to employment and/or higher education.

     

                                             

Geographical location of impact

  • Glasgow Region

     

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Additional Information

Glasgow Kelvin College delivers an extensive array of community learning and community capacity building services which include:

  • The John Wheatley Learning Network (winner of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce/ Herald Inspiring City Education Award 2016) – supporting digital inclusion for 8,000 people in 35 community learning centres, hosted by 27 different agencies in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods;
  • The Wider Access programme which delivers tutor services to 800 adults in response to requests from community groups and services;
  • The Youth Access programme which delivers in partnership with local youth services learning-focussed youth work in the evenings and at weekends to 1300 young people aged 12 to 17;
  • The Glasgow Kelvin College Community Achievement Awards programme which provides accredited outcomes while supporting involvement in delivery and development of community activities for over 250 people annually;
  • Adult literacy and numeracy services in a range of community settings including specialist support for women involved in the criminal justice system and young adults leaving care;
  • ESOL services; and
  • Community development programmes which build capacity of community services through work placements.