Local projects in Southampton
Here you can read more about the latest local projects we've run & what we've got in store at JCI Southampton. Contact us if you'd like to learn more about and get involved with the future business, community and social projects we're planning.
JCI Southampton Peace is Possible Conference 2016 - Thursday 20 October 2016
JCI's 2016 international campaign was #PeaceIsPossible, a campaign that mobilises young people worldwide and aims to build a coalition of like-minded stakeholders from all sectors of society that are committed to the purpose of peace.
Our Peace is Possible Conference aimed to raise awareness of peace and inspire positive action in Southampton. Our conference gathered active citizens from Southampton, Winchester and London dedicated to raise awareness, take action and commit to peace in Southampton and worldwide.
For more information about the conference and the speakers, please click here.
For the official photos, please click here
World Malaria Day - 25 April 2013
Residents of malaria-endemic countries need your help and they need it now. On average, every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. There is no time to waste in the battle to stop this devastating disease. The vast majority of deaths occur in Africa, where malaria is a leading killer of children.
Thanks to Nothing But Nets, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, millions of lives in Africa have been saved through their program to provide long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets to children and families. As a proud and active Nothing But Nets partner, JCI runs a campaign called JCI Nothing But Nets. Through the campaign, JCI members raise funds to send mosquito nets to Africa and educate children and their families on the correct use and care of the nets. While your nation may not be affected by widespread malaria, 40% of people in the world live in countries that are. And they need your help.
Help the JCI Southampton team today to send a net and save a life. Just USD $10 sends a net to Africa to protect a family of up to four from the deadly disease.
JCI Southampton donation page: http://www.crowdrise.com/jciunitedkingdom/fundraiser/JCISouthampton
On Friday 6th July 2012, JCI Southampton, in association with Costa Coffee, formally launched the Costa Academy.
The new facility, a £29,000 joint construction project between the two organisations, was officially opened by the Mayor of Southampton and local MP, Alan Whitehead. It creates a host of apprenticeships and training opportunities within Costa Coffee, offering unemployed youngsters an important employment lifeline in the city. It also provides other community organisations and clubs across the city with a dedicated venue where meetings and training opportunities can take place, as well as becoming the home of JCI Southampton's Council team.
JCI Southampton is truly excited that it is able to partner Costa Coffee in providing this valuable asset to the city and its workforce. This is the latest initiative that we have launched to help promote the personal and professional development of young people in the city, and also to serve the wider community itself.
In supporting the project, JCI Southampton became the first UK chamber to win a National Lottery bid (of over £9,000). This was a major intiative for our chamber & the first of its type across JCI UK. We hope that this will prove to be a great template for other chambers & projects to follow, enabling them to work with their own partner organisations to enhance communities across the UK & provide opportunities for the people that live and are employed in them.
To end on a great note, all apprentices coming through the academy have the opportunity to join JCI through a funding scheme - allowing them to access the wide network of young professional members and business partner organisations both in Southampton and across the UK.
Let's Do It UK! - World Cleanup 2012
Join the JCI Southampton team on 13th May as we participate in 'World Cleanup 2012' - the biggest cleanup action in the world! 100 countries and millions of volunteers cleaning their countries from illegal waste/litter.
Led by JCI UK & working in conjunction locally with Eastleigh Council, Southampton members will be taking to the beach at Hamble with litter pickers, bags & the obligatory high viz vests to make the beack sparkle ready for the summer! It's just one way in which we'll be helping our community during 2012.
If you're willing to give up a couple of hours of your time & help us out before heading on to a local pub to celebrate our hard work, get in touch with our Community Director.
Information on the global initiative can be found at www.letsdoitworld.org but more details on the Southampton operation will be coming to this page soon....
Community Centre Regeneration Project
JCI Southampton has traditionally considered community projects one of the most important areas that it covers. Members always show great enthusiasm for running & participating in these projects - if provides a way to offer a helping hand by getting directly involved with the local community.
During late 2010 & 2011 JCI Southampton members yet again proved their commitment to community projects by undertaking the regeneration & refurbishment of not one, but two local Community Centres in Swaythling & Sholing. Leading & co-ordinating a number of volunteers from the local communities, the JCI Southampton team completed much needed outdoor grounds maintenance, painting, & internal renovation work at both centres.
The renovation of the two community centres in Sholing & Swaythling has directly benefitted the local community by providing refurbished premises which are now being actively used to support various groups involved with family counselling, aiding refugees, the homeless & the vulnerably housed. The centres also provides faciltiies for youth & community groups and as locations to help with the further education of troubled students from local schools over & above their local curriculum.
The project was completed in partnership with Solent EBP - a not-for-profit organisation that works with businesses, schools, colleges and the wider community in Southampton and South West Hampshire to broker mutually beneficial relationships and facilitate learning programmes that help young people and adults to develop their employment skills and understanding about the workplace.