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The Centre for Youth Impact

The Centre for Youth Impact at YMCA George Williams College supports organisations and practitioners to generate and act on evidence of the impact of their provision. 

Through a robust evidence base, the Centre for Youth Impact designs, tests, and champions shared approaches to quality and impact that facilitate collective insight and learning, consolidating and sharing open access resources, research, and training for all those working in informal and non-formal youth provision.  

About the Centre for Youth Impact

The Centre was created in 2014, through a partnership between NCVYS, Project Oracle and the Dartington Social Research Unit, to support everyone working with and for young people. In 2017, the Centre became an independent charity and in 2018 it merged with Project Oracle. From the outset, its goal has been for young people in the UK to have access to high-quality services. To achieve this goal, the Centre supported organisations and practitioners that work with young people to understand and use evidence to improve their impact.

In spring 2022, the Centre for Youth Impact merged with YMCA George Williams College, bringing together the Centre's expertise and grounding in impact evaluation and measurement, with the rich training and academic history of the College.

Browse the Centre for Youth Impact's projects, resources, and activity below: