Our vision is to create a fair and inclusive society where all young people can reach their full potential.
To support, champion and empower young people from underserved groups to succeed through narrowing opportunity gaps in education, employment and wider society.
WE ARE BRAVE
We have an ambitious sense of possibility, working to transform young people’s lives.
WE ARE COLLABORATIVE
We never work alone. We work with humility, building partnerships and coalitions to make change happen.
WE ACT WITH INTEGRITY
We are honest, transparent and build trust-based relationships.
WE ARE INCLUSIVE
We put equity as the heart of everything we do and amplify the voices of the underrepresented.
WE ARE CURIOUS
We are evidence-led, continuously learning to grow our impact.
EVERYTHING WE DO AS AN ORGANISATION WILL BE IN PURSUIT OF DRIVING LONG-LASTING, SYSTEMIC CHANGE.
Our activities will focus on:
Through flexible, trust-based and transparent grant-making, we invest in organisations who share our passion and commitment to improving the lives of young people from underserved groups.
BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE
Through research and evaluation, we help to grow collective understanding, both on what needs to change and in ‘what works’, to enable all young people to thrive.
WORKING IN COLLABORATION
We believe that complex challenges can only be addressed through collective impact. We will support and build coalitions and partnerships that make change happen.
Embracing the principle of ‘nothing about us, without us’ young people will be at the heart of everything we do, shaping our strategy and communications.
Mission 44 stems from Sir Lewis Hamilton’s, decades-long fight for social change – a fight that was further ignited by the events of 2020 and the inequalities brought into stark contrast by the effects of the pandemic.
Having had first-hand experience of an education system that worked against him, and now as the only Black, working class person in his field, Lewis understands that addressing inequalities in education and employment are the necessary first steps towards building a fairer society.