We believe in empowering people to change their own future.

And by standing with them and supporting them to achieve those ambitions, that future can be as optimistic as they dare imagine.

In Tower Hamlets today, over half of all children will wake up in poverty. Many families don’t know where to turn and job opportunities for young people can be hard to access.

Possibilities are on the doorstep – literally. The affluence of Canary Wharf sits cheek-by-jowl with Tower Hamlets in East London, where we’re based. Yet without help unlocking that potential, few will benefit.

This is where we step in, seeing potential – even well-hidden potential – working with young people in some of London’s communities most impacted by social and economic inequality. Our motivation and deeply held conviction is that by standing with people, providing practical input as they navigate sometimes huge obstacles, enables them to rewrite the story.

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Around 14% of all 18–24 year olds in London are not in education, employment or training. 20,000 of those furthest away from employment live in East London alone. We provide support services, training courses, Traineeships and Apprenticeships for young people, readying them for the workplace.

Through our network of placements with world-leading employers, we provide opportunities that give young people vital experience, much needed confidence and essential skills.

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‘City Gateway is different because of the opportunities it provides for young people…it helps them build a career path for themselves.’
Emma, City Gateway learner