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  • 7 Nov 2014

Clore Social Leadership fellows announced

This year’s cohort of 18 Clore Social Leadership fellows has been announced. Selected from 160 applicants, the group is drawn from UK-based charities, social enterprises and community organisations.

Jenny O’Hara Jakeway

We have supported a number of fellowships during the scheme’s seven-year history. This year’s Paul Hamlyn fellow is Jenny O’Hara Jakeway, from Interlink RTC, the County Voluntary Council for Rhondda Cynon Taff in Wales.

Jenny grew up in South Wales, a region feeling the social effects of economic decline, and since university has worked for social justice through local community development. She is particularly concerned with helping communities to shape their own destinies in an inclusive way.

Jenny has been working to find an approach to supporting communities to develop long-term, sustainable approaches to social transformation. Working with a range of people and organisations in Glyncoch (including The People and Work Unit and Community Development Cymru), she facilitated the development of co-productive approaches that achieved increasingly positive educational and employment outcomes, dramatically lowering crime rates, and an improved physical environment.

Jenny’s current challenge is to find ways of supporting social change on a larger scale with a particular focus on overcoming educational inequalities.

With a multi-faceted, holistic approach, the Clore Social Leadership Programme develops individuals who have ambition to lead social change in their communities, organisations and the world around them.

The programme will start in January and lasts for 12 months (full time) or 24 months (part time). Fellows will attend residential courses, have a dedicated coach and mentor, undertake an extended secondment and engage in action learning sets, focused reflection and practice-based research.