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Compass Wellbeing connects the community with ‘Enhancing Delivery Leaders for Tomorrow’ conference

Earlier this month, You Press had the honor of attending Compass Wellbeing’s summer conference, ‘Enhancing Delivery Leaders for Tomorrow’. Held at the historic Stratford Town Hall, the conference drew over 300 community organizations representing 13 different boroughs across London, with most hailing from Northeast London, including Newham, Hackney, and Tower Hamlets. The all-day event proved […]

You Press welcomes second cohort of ASPIRE Program

On the evening of Tuesday, July 25, You Press began its second term of the ASPIRE Program.  Made up of 17 aspiring creatives with ages ranging from 16 to 30, the cohort will embark on a 15-week training programme exploring areas such as social mobility, personal and professional development, confidence and decision making, networking skills […]

Ayaan Mohamud’s debut book “You Think You Know Me” speaks boldly about finding the strength to speak ups against hate and fear

Attending Ayaan Mohamud’s book launch for “You Think You Know Me” was truly inspiring. Waterstones bookstore in Turnham Green, London hosted this lovely event. Guests were welcomed with a cupcake display with candied book copies as toppers, finger snacks, and soft beverages. We had some time to socialise, heard moving speeches and were able to […]

Abdi Hassan, founder of Coffee Afrik CIC, has designed and produced six community hubs across five boroughs.

Founder of Coffee Afrik – Abdi Hassan turns underused community spaces across London into environments for youth to do activities and express themselves. Since it was founded in 2018, Coffee Afrik has made community development its top priority.      “In very simple terms — We are hubmakers,” Hassan said. “We have designed and produced and curated […]

Tebussum Rashid has been combatting discriminatory and racist institutions with Action For Race Equality for 19 years.

Action for Race Equality is a charity with the mission to confront the institutions around them that are inherently discriminatory and racist. Deputy Chief Executive Tebussum Rashid immerses herself in this grassroots initiative and she has for almost 30 years. She got involved with the organisation after migrating to London from Pakistan and wanting to […]

The Community Shop Newham is changing the lives of local hand-makers!

After dealing with the “frustration of not being able to find a pop-up service for hand makers in Newham,” Bianca Frimpong took matters into her own hands and founded The Community Shop Newham. The Community Shop is a social enterprise seeking to empower local artisans in Newham by giving them a space to sell and […]

Tips for Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is an adjustment for anyone who chooses to do it. It doesn’t matter if you are very independent, live far from home already, or aren’t close to your family, when you study abroad, you are leaving familiarity and comfort and have to adjust to a new environment. Studying abroad can seem even scarier […]

You Press’ 5th Annual Community Dinner

Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest has been serving service men, the homeless, and more for approximately 180 years. Salem Abdelkader of Queen Victoria Seasman’s Rest said, “It’s not just a hostel, it’s not just a place, it’s a home.” Members of the community and residents at Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest gathered last week for food and […]

Day Trips in the United Kingdom

My study abroad journey began over four months ago when I boarded the plane on January 4th, 2023, to fly to London. Before departure, I had a list of places I wanted to travel to outside the United Kingdom. Thankfully, I was able to make it to a lot of cool places like Barcelona, Lisbon, […]