We are delighted to be working with the Young Foundation and NESTA on the launch of the Citizens’ University today. Talk about local was founded on the belief that delivering simple, yet scarce skills into communities could help people make their neighbourhoods better.
We work in partnership with uk online centres embedded in the heart of deprived or isolated areas to help people find a voice online. Our work stretches from isolated villages in fenland to urban communities regenerating themselves to citizens building bridging social capital.
For a small organisation like talk about local with a public service ethos the Citizens’ University offers a opportunity to scale and continue to innovate in learning delivery. We love the concept of pop up shops for learning‐ we have helped people in sessions in cinema foyers, in pubs, basements, in parks, a scout hut and even McDonalds.
For other skills…developing a hyperlocal website, the Citizens’ University will provide help to existing small scale providers supporting them in formalising their training, reaching a much bigger audience and creating a network of providers across the country.
Talk about local was born from the real world experience of helping make a neighbourhood better. The Citizen’s University will help us help even more people.
As a Birmingham based business funded by Screen West Midlands, Advantage West Midlands and 4IP we are delighted to be helping launch the Citizens’ University in Brum. Birmingham is a perfect home for new web businesses and we shall continue to work with the superb pool of civic web talent, the City Council and other local civic innovators to help the Citizens’ University through its pilot stage and beyond.
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