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UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development charity doing pioneering work to address issues of social mobility and equality. Our mission is to open up pathways to power for a diverse pool of young people who have talent, but lack opportunity. We equip under-represented young people with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to fulfil their leadership potential, find new opportunities and transform the world around them through social action. We offer a range of leadership, employability and democratic engagement programmes for 16 - 25 year olds and have been delivering programmes since 2008. A major element of our programmes is action learning, where young people put the knowledge and skills they have learned into practice. In groups, they design and deliver a social action campaign on a topic that matters most to them, with each campaign aiming to benefit at least 40 community members. The campaigns create a ripple effect in local communities, providing a space for interaction and a voice, and creating young leaders who represent their local needs. Our programmes now run in London, Luton, West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Cardiff City Region and we became an independent charity in 2012. We have a growing alumni network of over 3,000 young people who remain actively involved in our work and the communities they represent.