Corporate partners Our corporate supporters are not simply funders - our relationships are much broader than that. Because of the nature of our work we are unusually dependent on volunteers - and companies help us to recruit them through partnering with us to engage their employees. They also enable a crucial aspect of our work which is building the aspirations of our young people through workplace visits and skills workshops. We are lucky to have such great corporate partners, read below to find out about our current partnerships. UBS have supported ReachOut’s projects at The Bridge Academy in Hackney since 2013 by funding our projects and providing volunteer mentors who attend on a weekly basis. They competed in our annual Charity Cup tournament this year and in May a group of 9 UBS runners took to the streets of London to run the Hackney Half marathon, raising an incredible £2,000 in the process! Bloomberg has supported ReachOut since 2006. The global financial information and news leader has been part of our growth story, helping to support us as we moved from one school in Hackney to 19 schools across East and North London. Bloomberg's support has ranged from employees volunteering as mentors for our students to hosting events, such as our memorable presentation from the US Ambassador in 2015. Barclays have supported ReachOut since 2014. We run regular workshops in both London and Manchester with students aged 9-15 years old and volunteers from Barclays who generously give up their time to facilitate these sessions. The feedback we receive from the volunteers and students is inspiring and we look forward to working with Barclays on more workshops in the next academic year. Bank of America Merrill Lynch appointed us as an official charity partner in 2016 and is currently supporting our ReachOut Academy Project in Tower Hamlets. The bank has been instrumental in our expansion to Bow School, where we are now delivering two new projects for 32 young people. We already have a group of BofAML employees mentoring for us and delivering employability workshops on a regular basis! On top of this, the bank is sharing skills to help us develop our Project Leader Development Programme, a learning, and development opportunity for our employees, on a pro bono basis.