3 Golden Rules for transparent impact measurement

At Street League we’re on an ongoing journey to become even more transparent about our impact, and learn from it and improve our programmes at the same time. Pre-2010, we used to simply measure participation in our programmes. With support from Impetus PEF and Inspiring Scotland, we then progressed our monitoring and evaluation to measure our employment, education and training outcomes, like many other outcomes focussed organisations.Read more

“The Ideas Hub” – the new blog from Street League

Street League’s leadership team are launching a new blog this month, called the Ideas Hub, to share their ideas and perspectives on sector trends and challenges, as well as hot topics such as transparency, diversity, and impact reporting. The goal of this blog launch is to continue to encourage open discussion with other organisations, and share experiences and perspectives from Street League.Read more

£1.2million funding granted to help Street League end youth unemployment

Street League has received £1.2million funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery to help the charity to reduce youth unemployment in the UK. With 857,000 16-24 year olds in the UK who are not in work, education or training, this vital funding will be used to expand Street League's award-winning programmes that have a proven track record of getting young people into jobs.Read more

Street League CEO elected to Guardian Public Leaders Advisory Board 2017

We are delighted to announce that Matt Stevenson-Dodd, CEO of Street League, has been elected to the Editorial Advisory Board for the Guardian Public Leaders Network.Read more

The art of getting over failure

So, you failed. Now what? Depending on the person, the definition of failure is different. For most it can be the hardest time you go through. Mourning the loss of time, effort and a hit to your confidence. However, failure is an important step to success. Failure should be seen in the same way as a mistake. We all make them and there’s always something to learn from them. The art of getting over failure.Read more

Kick start 2017 by recording your successes

It’s a New Year. It’s the time of year to think of new way to improve our lives. If 2017 is the year of growth for you, then recording your successes from 2016 is a must. Recording your successes will allow you to psychically see the life-changing successes (big or small) that you have made throughout the year. Whether it be a new job, losing some weight or buying that new car. Write them down. This is not a plan of goals but documenting the successes after they’ve happened.Read more

Street League launches New Year campaign to tackle youth unemployment in 2017

To tie in with the start of the New Year and to promote the launch of their 2017 sport for employment academies, Street League has updated its Made Outside the Classroom campaign with a new video featuring real young people who have “graduated” from their programmes into work or training. The goal of the campaign is to give thousands of young people the confidence to sign-up to an academy and get #movingintowork.Read more

Street League coach nominated Vice Captain for England IBSA European Championships

We are proud to announce that John McDougall, Birmingham Youth and Community Coach, has been named to the England football squad competing at the IBSA European Championships in Turkey (9-17 December). Not only is he competing for his country, he has also been nominated as Vice Captain for the tournament, which is a great accolade for John and for Street League.Read more

How to trust charity CEOs again

According to an Ipsos Mori published yesterday (4th December 2016), only 46% (469/1019) of respondents said they trusted Charity CEOs. 46% (469/1019) said they did not trust Charity CEO's, with the remainder saying 'Don't Know'. It is not surprising given the year charities have had - from the collapse of Kids Company to the death of Olive Cook, we have a lot to do to rebuild public trust which is essential to continue our work.Read more

Street League victorious at 2016 SURF Awards

Street League won the Youth Employability: Removing Barriers award at the 2016 SURF Awards. The SURF Awards, which identify and celebrate success in revitalising Scottish communities, are delivered each year by SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum, in partnership with the Scottish Government.Read more