What is the state of schooling in Britain and its effects on BME children and young people


Runnymede’s School Report What is the state of schooling in Britain and its effects on BME children and young people?
Schools lie at the heart of the pursuit of a successful future for multi-ethnic Britain. Educational experiences and outcomes impact an individual’s life outcomes. With contributions from the UK’s leading educationalists including David Gilborn, Heidi Mirza and Debbie Weekes-Bernard, tackling questions such as how did hate become honourable? What are fundamental British values and what are schools role in imparting these? What ramifications does the entrenched racial stereotyping and discrimination evident in schools have for BME communities? The School Report answers these and much more. Read the report here for free


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CJO Black History Quiz Night – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Black History Month Quiz


Join us for our black history month quiz!

Friday 30th of October at 8 Palatine Road, N16 8SX. The quiz starts at 7pm. Adults £7, Concessions £5, Children £3, Under 5s FREE. Contact 0207 241 1646/ info@claudiajones.org for tickets and more information.

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SPACES AVAILABLE Exercise Classes for the over 50’s has been extended!

Exercise Classes for the Over 50’s

Great news, our Wednesday morning yoga exercise classes have been extended. They run on Wednesday morning between 10:15-11:15am.  The current sessions finish on December 16th 2015 and restarts on the January 6th 2016. Limited spaces still available. If you are interested contact 0207 241 1646 for further details.

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A BIG thank you! CJO Garage Sale Trail

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We held our Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 26 September. Thank you to all of those who donated clothes, our helpers and those who came and shopped for bargains!

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CJO Celebrates Volunteers

Support us too

Claudia Jones Organisation would like to thank all of the volunteers who contribute their time and energy as the organisation celebrates National Volunteering Week.

The organisation has always benefited from the contributions of volunteers. They have supported the direct delivery of projects as well as provided assistance with tasks at the organisations office.

The commitment volunteers make to the organisation varies from a few hours a week to almost full time. Some volunteers help with one off events or tasks whilst others volunteer on a weekly basis.

Past volunteers have used their experience to broaden their knowledge and skills, enabling them to gain paid employment. The organisation is keen to support volunteers offering regular opportunities to review their development and gain access to training.

Find out more information about how you can make a difference by volunteering at Claudia Jones Organisation here.


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Bonding with Baby is in ‘Checking the Pulse’

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Our Bonding with Baby project has been featured in ‘Checking the Pulse’, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group’s  patient and public involvement newsletter.

Bonding with Baby groups are delivered in five locations across the borough:

  1. Monday 1pm-3pm Well Street Family Centre 189 Well St, E9 6QU
  2. Tuesday 1pm-3pm Navarino Mansions Community Hall, Dalson Lane, E8 1LB
  3. Wednesday 10am-12pm Redmond Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF
  4. Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Claudia Jones Organisation, 103 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BX
  5. Friday 10am-12pm Ivy Street Family Centre, 54 Ivy Street, N1 5JE

Find out more about this project here.

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CJO Staff Member Visits Uganda

Uganda ISV

Photo taken by Chrisopher Symes for the British Council. 

One of Claudia Jones Organisation staff members, Lorna Lewis, took part in an Active Citizen’s International Study Visit to Uganda.

Active Citizens is a British Council training programme which brings together people with differing beliefs and perceptions, promoting intercultural dialogue and community-led social development, to make fairer and more inclusive societies.

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Playing Out!

Playing Out


Claudia Jones Organisation has been featured in the first ever area-wide evaluation of street play proves its potential!

Claudia Jones Organisation has been involved in supporting Playing Out sessions in Hackney. Read about our involvement here.

Hackney Playing Out offers support and guidance to anyone in the borough wishing to start street play sessions. Call 07947 095069 or email hackney@playingout.net,  and go to http://playingout.net/ for lots of useful information and resources.

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International Women’s Day

Claudia Jones Organisation was established in 1982.

Yesterday, 8th March 2015, was International Women’s Day.

Around the world people celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. IWD has been celebrated since the 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Over one million women and men took part in rallies campaigning for women’s rights, including the right to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. Continue reading

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Free Holiday Activities

Want to know about free half term activities for children and families?

It can sometimes be difficult to know how to keep your children occupied during the holiday. Check out our guide to what’s on in Hackney to find out how you can do this. More information here.

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