WE ARE DIVERSE, EXPERT AND CREDIBLE!
We believe that when you bring people together, even the most challenging of situations can be overcome.
ConnectFutures was created to do just that: bring people together from all walks of life with the aim of building a better world for everyone.
Founded by 5 directors (!) from a range of backgrounds, ConnectJustice (as it was known in 2012) was established as an ethical and values-driven social enterprise – based in sunny Birmingham UK but reaching out internationally – with real influence and evidence-based delivery of socially driven projects. Our vision was to harness and combine the assets of community, youth, and practitioner experience, supported by knowledge and evidence from academic research.
After quitting our day jobs followed by years of working from kitchen tables and coffee shops, Zubeda and Laura, with the support of Lynn and our numerous amazing colleagues, friends and communities, built our vision into an organisation.
First time was on The White House, second time at UN Security Council
Fast forward to now, ConnectFutures CIC works with young people, communities and practitioners to build skills and confidence to navigate some of the most sensitive and contemporary challenges: exploitation, hate, extremism and disinformation. We use creative and educational methods to address these issues, build resilience and the capacity to stay safe, and for young people, to thrive through their transitions into adulthood.
Our first transnational research partnership funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme.
We combine insight, experience, and practice to develop and deliver programmes, mentoring and workshops underpinned by research to make lasting change.
Our courses and bespoke programmes can help prevent exploitation and hate by empowering people with knowledge and practical tools, and promoting positive personal and social change.
We are proud that our work – which embraces the hyper-local contexts of our young people and communities and spans nationally across the UK, also drawing upon our international experience including work in Western Europe, The Balkans, Central, South and South East Asia, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the US.
You believe that when you bring people together, even the most challenging of situations can be overcome.
ConnectFutures was created to do just that: bring people together from all walks of life with the aim of making the world a better place for everyone.
A World United
You believe in giving everyone a voice. It’s about having a positive, engaging debate so we can empathise with one another. You help people build communities, so they can be optimistic about their futures and you help people build trust and feel safe in a society that’s constantly evolving.
We aren’t going to solve everything on our own, its bigger than us but together we’ll create a better world for everyone
We strive to make challenging subjects engaging and fun
We surround ourselves with passionate people
We collaborate with everyone within our ethical boundaries
We put innovation & creativity at the heart of everything we do
We want to make a positive difference to society in partnership with all communities
SERVING YOU: OUR TEAM
They’ve experienced tough challenges and have the knowledge and insight to help others. We also work with a wider network of people who are helping us on our journey. We work with organisations of all sizes, both public and private including large international institutions such as the UN and OSCE.