Name of Company:Ernst & Young
Programme Name:Helping Young People Achieve their Potential
Staff in London:4000
Ernst & Young have focused their efforts on supporting young people in Southwark to achieve their potential, with a particular focus on the areas of education, entrepreneurship and the environment. Their involvement includes supporting four schools and a wide range of community organisations, acknowledging that learning is important both inside and outside of the classroom.
In partnership with the Volunteer Centre Southwark, Ernst & Young volunteers have invested more time than any other Southwark business over the past six years. The volunteers made environmental improvements to schools, educational sites and communal areas.
Key impacts of their support include 80% of mentored students achieving better than predicted GCSE grades and over 100,000 young people in the Southwark area benefiting from improved educational facilities and environmental sites.