Author Archives: Monique

LNK Unit, Centrale Shopping Centre

 LNK Centrale (Upper Mall) is a fabulous 10,000sq ft unit located in Croydon’s premier shopping centre.Primarily used for work readiness programmes for unemployed young people (16-24) & NEETs, the space offers fantastic opportunities to hold events for young people.The light, spacious unit has already been used for music events, employability workshops, as an art gallery,

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Meet Jack Kew

Jack Kew, 18, volunteers at the LNK Unit, Centrale Shopping Centre. He currently works part time in retail and is studying Public Services. However, his ambition is to become a youth worker with LNK. In order for Jack to be a qualified youth worker, Jack would like to do an apprenticeship with LIVES NOT KNIVES.

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Build Croydon – London Technology Week

Build Croydon – MakeAthonInteraction between Technology companies and Primary/Secondary schools – bringing technology into the forefront through talks, demos, HTML, CSS, Code Club, Stop Motion Animation, Construction of a Computer, Creating a Website, Q&A and much more….When: 16 June 2014 Times: 12:00 – 18:00 Theme: Technology showcase for young people Format: Showcase Venue: LNK unit

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Mentoring and Befriending Foundation APS

We’re all very excited at Lives Not Knives today – we’ve just heard back from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (click for their site).Our Building Young Leaders mentoring programme has passed and is APS (Approved Provider Standard) approved.This means that our mentoring programme meets the quality standard as assessed by M+BF.

LNK at Digital Summer Camp

As a result of attending the Financial Times Hackday through Croydon TechCity, Lives Not Knives was offered an opportunity to have a community stand at the Digital Summer Camp this year, held at the Hackney Community College. 

LNK Skydive

When I first started volunteering with Lives Not Knives, I never thought that I would be hurtling out of an aeroplane towards the ground at somewhere around 120 miles per hour. Needless to say, working at LNK has certainly been a different experience to my previous work history. 

LNK at the Financial Times

I arrived at the Financial Times office bright and early. Well, perhaps not so bright (the weather was a little grey!) but certainly early enough. I was greeted, given a visitor’s badge, and without too much delay I was taken up to a conference room on the sixth floor. A number of tables had been

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