Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2013
Jack Graham is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Year Here, a postgraduate leadership programme that challenges Britain's brightest talents to a year of tackling society's toughest problems. Working in partnership with leading organisations like Care UK, O2 Think Big and Teach First, Year Here gives its fellows deep insight into poverty and disadvantage through a voluntary placement at the frontline of Britain’s social sector, a programme of training and work experience, and an opportunity to flex their entrepreneurial muscles.
Previously, Jack worked for leading centre for social innovation, the Young Foundation, where he supported other social entrepreneurs through the Learning Launchpad, a social enterprise funding programme for youth and education start-up ventures across Britain, and co-authored Growing Social Ventures, the first comprehensive survey of the field of social venture intermediaries. He has advised, mentored and served on the board of education and youth social ventures including Enabling Enterprise and Working Rite.
Jack has a background in youth leadership, having run Leonard Cheshire Disability’s international internship scheme, adapted the Faking It TV series into an intensive employability programme for unemployed East Londoners and worked as Head of Operations of a youth-led HIV/AIDS NGO in Zambia.
Current principal role: Chief Executive and Founder
Current principal organisation: Year Here
Other leadership role 1: Advisor
Other organisation 1: Kitchenette
Research: The People Paradigm: Why Britain needs a talent strategy for social leadership
Research topics: Leadership;
Secondment host: Kitchenette