WE HAVE NOW EXTENDED OUR TARGET TO £100,000 AS OUR HACKNEY KINGSMEAD COMMUNITY SHOP WILL HAVE TO CLOSE MID APRIL UNLESS WE RECEIVE THIS URGENT FUNDING.
For nearly a year now RISE 365 ,Made Up Kitchen and our Young People have been looking after our neighbours with a Community Food Response Programme, distributing nearly 30,000 culturally appropriate dishes, and over 20,000 bags of shopping to date.
We currently provide weekly shopping to over 200 (mostly African and Caribbean) families, and this number is rising.
WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN CONTINUE TO NOT ONLY EDUCATE AND EMPOWER OUR YOUNG PEOPLE BUT TO ALSO NOURISH OUR COMMUNITY FOR 6 MORE MONTHS.
RISE365 is a Black run Hackney based organisation focused on holistic learning for our local young people, predominantly from the African diaspora. We create empowering opportunities to gain knowledge of self & heritage through:
-Pan African Classes, Studies in Black British History & Civil Rights
-Creative Media Workshops, supporting young people to lead their own narratives
-Personal and professional growth through 1 to 1 mentoring, self development sessions, providing resources and opportunities to develop entrepreneurial mindsets -Organising Youth Led Initiatives where young people support their community , gaining confidence and self belief in their power to create change.
MADE UP KITCHEN run grassroots projects that nourish, celebrate and empower communities, with food and well-being at the heart.
We are the people we serve, Lived Experience Leaders who believe in building projects run for the people by the people.
Long term, we are planning a Community Street Gym & Garden alongside our Food & Education Programmes, transforming unused land on the Kingsmead Estate to support the mental and physical well being of our young people and the wider community .
So far we have worked with limited funds, constantly applying for and not receiving grants, but our drive and vision in the power of Community Led Solutions is strong. We do this because it's vital and urgent, and we want to inspire our young people to know they can write their own narratives.
WE NEED YOUR HELP>>> OUR YOUNG PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES CANNOT BE WHAT WE DON'T SEE ... HELP US SHOW WHAT IS POSSIBLE THROUGH PEOPLE POWERED SOLUTIONS
We need your help to provide the opportunities to Rise.365: Reach, Inspire, Support and Empower our young people so they can build nourishing and abundant futures.
Rise 365 is founded by Joyclen Buffong: a Community Leader who has spent over 18 years managing Concorde Youth Centre, inspiring young people from the Kingsmead Estate in Hackney.
You can find out more at:RISE 365
& MADE UP KITCHEN