In partnership with the Mayor of London and the strategic help of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Reuben Foundation, through a multi-million pound endowment launched Team London. Based on a programme initially developed by McKinsey & Company for the Mayor of New York, Team London is an ambitious vision for volunteering, which encourages individuals, organisations, public, private and voluntary to work more effectively together to transform communities and the lives of Londoners, particularly in priority need areas.
Dubbed as “impact volunteering” – the concept seeks to mobilize the voluntary community organisations to develop strategies to target London’s most urgent community needs, namely crime, improving quality of life, and increasing youth opportunities. Team London seeks to increase the number of voluntary efforts and will set clear outcomes and measurements to judge progress.
The programme ‘s public launch took place in June 2011 at City Hall with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron. The Mayor, Mrs Cameron and James Reuben each gave speeches to mark the launch of the Team London programme.
The Team London Awards were held at City Hall on 1st March 2012, hosted by the Reuben Foundation and the Mayor of London. The awards recognised the impact specific individuals have made in helping others and improving life in London through Team London. The awards were a celebration of the c. 100,000 people who have joined Team London to help support young people, reduce crime, bring communities closer together and clean and green the city.
For further information please visit http://www.london.gov.uk/teamlondon