RECLAIM is a Manchester-based youth leadership charity set up in 2007 with a bold aim to end leadership inequality within a generation. We are a non-party political organisation led by the young people we support and the issues they face.
We are committed, innovative and award-winning; we work hard to achieve lasting social change. We ensure young people maximise their full leadership potential, irrespective of postcode, school or family background. We seek out young people from working class communities with both leadership potential and a desire to create a better world. RECLAIM connects them with a network of influential decision-makers in order for them to lead change.
RECLAIM Belle Vue, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been nominated for the Manchester Community Histories Commended Award. Three young women from Gorton worked with their community to design a website showcasing the ‘then and now’ of Belle Vue. We are proud their work has been recognised, please see more at www.reclaimbellevue.com
Our CEO, Ruth Ibegbuna, was nominated in 2016 as one of Six Changemaker Women internationally celebrated by Virgin and Ashoka UK. We are proud to see this incredible recognition for the outstanding work done by our CEO and the way she is inspiring the next generation to lead the change they want to see in the world.
Click through here for RECLAIM Voices blog post discussing working class heroes in the arts and accessibility.