Stantonbury and radcliffe sixth formers start social action course

14 students have commenced Citizens:mk’s first ever community leadership training course for school sixth formers, ‘Anger To Action’, funded by MK Community Foundation. Nine students from The Radcliffe School joined five students at Stantonbury International for the first full-day of training on 11th January. During the training day, students were taught the core concepts and … Continue reading Stantonbury and radcliffe sixth formers start social action course

Fair Work

The Fair Work campaign is driven by the testimony of its leader, Hala Afify of Trubys Garden Tea Room, whose zero hours contract was suddenly terminated after she raised a complaint of harassment in the workplace.  See Hala’s testimony. At Leaders Forum 13.11.18, a team was set up to research issues of unfairness in employment … Continue reading Fair Work

18 leaders attend first Study Action training morning

18 leaders from 10 civil society institutions, including 7 member institutions, attended Citizens:mk’s first ever Study Action training morning.  The session was led by Jonathan Cox, Deputy Director of Citizens UK. Building on the methodology of community organising, the aim of the session was to bring leaders together to organise a ‘study action’ in January … Continue reading 18 leaders attend first Study Action training morning

Six MK schools sign up to become Refugee Welcome Schools

At a breakfast launch of the Refugee Welcome Schools initiative on Thursday 29th November, hosted by Grant Thornton LLP and Dentons LLP UKMEA, six MK schools committed themselves to achieving Refugee Welcome Schools accreditation.   These included two mainstream secondary schools, two mainstream primary schools and two supplementary schools. This initiative promotes and supports a new standard … Continue reading Six MK schools sign up to become Refugee Welcome Schools

Leaders Forum launches research teams

Citizens:mk’s annual Leaders Forum, this year hosted by St. Paul’s Catholic School, attracted 40 people including leaders from 16 member institutions and some external guests.  Each member institution presented one or two priority social problems arising from their listening campaigns, powerful testimonies were heard and the following research teams (with named leaders and institutions) pledged to … Continue reading Leaders Forum launches research teams

Training for Study Action

When: 1st December 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: St. Frideswide's Church, 19 Drayton Rd, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 3RR

This ‘study action’ training  is intended for all Citizens:mk leaders, past and present, and will be led by Jonathan Cox, Deputy Director of Citizens UK.  Building on the methodology of community organising, it will plan … Continue reading Training for Study Action

AGM & Hearing gets Citizens:mk new year off to flying start

27 leaders from 11 Citizens:mk member institutions attended the Annual General Meeting & Hearing on 11th September. New appointments were made to the Leadership Group, which is now 19-strong. Ian Revell, CEO of MK Community Foundation (a grant funder of Citizens:mk, spoke about some recent findings of the Vital Signs research (launched officially on 2nd … Continue reading AGM & Hearing gets Citizens:mk new year off to flying start

Annual General Meeting & Hearing

When: 11th September 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Summerfield Primary School, 121 Bradwell Common Blvd, Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes MK13 8DY

DRAFT AGENDA 6.30  Welcome & Rounds 6.40  Community Organiser’s Report 2017-18 6.45  Finance Report 2017-18 & Budget 2018-19 6.55  Co-Chairs’ comments 7.00  Ambassadors’ reflections 7.05  Membership & Dues 2018-19 7.15  Leadership Group appointments 7.25  Calendar … Continue reading Annual General Meeting & Hearing

Council Leader presents Young Citizens Awards 12.7.18

On 12th July, MK Council Leader Peter Marland and other VIPs met in the Council Chamber, Civic Offices, to celebrate with pupils of Citizens:mk member schools their achievements in active citizenship over the past school year (pictured above). Chaired by Kurshida Mirza, of Trubys Garden Tea Room and co-chair of Citizens:mk Leadership Group, the event began … Continue reading Council Leader presents Young Citizens Awards 12.7.18

Assembly Sets Justice Agenda For MK’s 50th Birthday – 26.4.16

Citizens:mk has won pledges from MK’s business and political leaders to achieve 50-themed social justice goals in MK’s 50th birthday year next year: 50 accredited Living Wage employers, 50 parish councils advised on renewable energy, 50 MK organisations in Weaving Trust events and plans to welcome 50 refugee families. The pledges were made at our … Continue reading Assembly Sets Justice Agenda For MK’s 50th Birthday – 26.4.16

Leadership Group

Our Leadership Group meets quarterly.  Its members, appointed at the Annual Meeting on 11th September 2018: Ayser Al Jawad, Middle East Cultural Group Debbie Wilson & Sheila Bacon (Secretary), MK Quaker Meeting Fidele Mutwarasibo & Yvonne Smith, Church of Christ the Cornerstone Elysia Roach, St. Paul’s Catholic School Hilarie Bowman, Transition MK Jiten Patel & Susie Hancock, The … Continue reading Leadership Group