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Welcome to East London Connect a widening participation charity, helping young people achieve their full educational and career potential.

East London Connect

A widening participation charity


A widening participation charity

About Us

East London Connect is an innovative charity helping young people from underrepresented groups achieve their full educational and career potential.  We were officially registered with the Charity Commission in November 2017 (charity number 1175537). Over the last five years, we have worked with hundreds of young people across London and Essex to provide bespoke career and educational support. Working with employers across a range of industries, East London Connect deliver innovative programmes to help build diverse talent pipelines from secondary schools to university graduates

How We Work


We are Aspirational

At ELC we believe it is important to raise aspiration for young people from underrepresented groups and re-define what they believe is possible. Through our educational network, we are providing young people, especially those of African-Caribbean heritage, with opportunities to meet, discuss and prepare for careers in Academia.


We are Ambitious

Working with the some of the top universities in the world such as Oxford University and Harvard University, we provide educational resources, tips and mentorship to help young people learn to be the best students they can be. We want to unlock young people's potential and see them flourish, and their ambition grow.


We are Accessible

East London Connect ensures that our educational and career services are inclusive of young people and abilities. Working with Lambeth Council, Lambeth made programme, we have been commissioned to deliver innovative career and educational sessions for young people with special educational needs (SEND).

Our Services


Diversity Consultancy

We run diversity programmes and provide recruitment services and inclusion workshops for corporate organisations, civil service. We are passionate about creating diverse pipelines of talent.


Employability Services

In line with Gatsby Benchmark 1, we adopt a whole school
approach to career and educational provision that can be tailored to young people from Year 6 to Sixth Form and on to university. 


Educational Aspiration

We arrange trips to universities, support SEND programmes and provide bursaries. We work with Russell Group universities and Harvard University to inspire young people to achieve their best.


Head of Sixth Form & Assistant Head, Palmer Catholic Academy

“A student who you supported received an offer to study medicine at Trinity College, Cambridge. We are very happy for him and grateful to you for the support, help and guidance, you provided.”

Headteacher, St Bernard’s High School

“I recommended you to our Career Lead. I have told her how amazing you are and what wonderful experience you bring. Your introductory session to students willbe great. It will just help to give our students the overview of the possibilities with your expertise of what they need to do to make it happen!”

Year 9 pupil, Sarah Bonnell School

"I know what I want to do when I’m older, it has given me courage.”

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