The article, which appeared in the ‘Community Focus’ section of the Yorkshire Evening Post highlights that in almost 30 years as a charity we have helped over 100,000 dis-advantaged people living in the most deprived areas of Leeds.
Within the article is a quote from Cath, one of our two senior executives – ”Originally Learning Partnerships was set up 28-years-ago as an educational charity to work with local schools because we are in a very different area of Leeds. It was to support the children and one of the first things we did was to provide computers to one of the local schools. But we have now morphed into doing at a lot of work with parents. What we do now is more about employability. Apart from two programmes, ‘Let’s Read’ and ‘2 Way Street’ which work with children, the rest of our work is either with parents or with unemployed people from the local area. We try to and get them into a better place either engaged in education, training or into employment.”
As mentioned in the article, we are two years away from our 30th anniversary as a charity and plan to continue serving the local community ”to make sure we can make that difference and make the area a better place. It’s about continuing the provision, trying to educate and help as many people as we can in the best way possible.” – Cath O’ Grady, senior executive.