Fair Work campaigners disappointed not to see MP in Westminster

Hala Afify’s team of Fair Work campaigners were disappointed not to see their MP, Rt Hon Mark Lancaster, at the end of their day with Citizens UK in London. Mark’s PA had explained he was too busy with work at the Ministry of Defence, but campaigners hoped their gift of fresh cookies would give him … Continue reading Fair Work campaigners disappointed not to see MP in Westminster

AGM sets course of action for year ahead

22 people from 8 member and 4 non-member institutions attended the Annual General Meeting on 17th September. The meeting included presentations from: Rob Paton, Citizens:mk Ambassador (fomer Chair) – reflections on progress of Citizens:mk Ian Revell, CEO MK Community Foundation – initial findings of Vital Signs 2019 research Jess Maddocks, Development Organiser for Reading Citizens … Continue reading AGM sets course of action for year ahead

Fair Work Round Table

When: 13th November 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 1 Langcliffe Dr, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7PL

FAIR WORK ROUND TABLE (speakers in italics to be confirmed) The aim of this event is to share issues of inequality at work, build relationships with parliamentary candidates for MK North and, through open dialogue, … Continue reading Fair Work Round Table

Fair Welcome, Fair Work pledged at accountability assembly

Photos by Liam Hyatt. 158 people attended Citizens:mk’s annual Accountability Assembly at the City Church on 25th April 2019, representing 17 member institutions and many other MK organisations. After welcomes from Rev George Mwaura and Mayor Martin Petchey (pictured above) , a 50th birthday cake was presented to The Open University to mark its 50th … Continue reading Fair Welcome, Fair Work pledged at accountability assembly

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

Listening campaign – ACTION NEEDED Launched at the AGM on 17.9.19, members are asked to promote participation in a Fair Work Listening Campaign by encouraging their followers (and people in their networks, even outside MK) to complete before 15.10.19 this online survey, https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QRRCS79 Background The Fair Work campaign is driven by the testimony of its … 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

Syrian Lunch for Refugees Welcome Schools & Launch of Community Sponsorship

When: 21st November 2019 @ 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Where: Grant Thornton, Victoria House, 199 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 1AU

AGENDA/SPEAKERS TBC Chaired by Kurshida Mirza and Hala Afify 13.00  Syrian lunch 13.15  Welcome from Kurshida Mirza of Citizens:mk and Mayor Sam Crooks 13.20  Testimony from refugee parents on how school was in Syria and is … Continue reading Syrian Lunch for Refugees Welcome Schools & Launch of Community Sponsorship

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 current members, appointed at the Annual Meeting on 17th September 2019 (continuing members in italics to be confirmed): David Chapman, Church of Christ the Cornerstone Fidele Mutwarasibo, Church of Christ the Cornerstone Hala Afify, Truby’s Garden Tea Room Jane Whild, The Open University Joan Simmons, St. Frideswide’s Church Kurshida … Continue reading Leadership Group