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Citizen Outreach networks in East, South East and London

Inter-locking cogs showing how an idea can have great impactOver the autumn, Civil Service Local ESEL relaunched its Citizen Outreach Network for those in the East, South East and London region.

Who are we?

The Civil Service Local Citizen Outreach Network for ESEL aims to bring civil servants together from different government departments with a passion for outreach.

Put simply, outreach is about filling a gap and reaching those in society who are often overlooked. This is why the network gives particular focus to the homeless, young people outside of mainstream school, young offenders, and community-based projects in more deprived areas across the ESEL region.

We value collaboration, and want the network to be an open forum for discussing initiatives and driving forward key outreach activity at a cross-government level.

Why should you join this network?

Being part of this network gives members the chance to shape the outreach agenda. Whether you organise outreach activity in your department, or are really keen to do some volunteering in the local community - this network is for you.

We value working together and want the network to be an open forum for discussing initiatives and driving forward key outreach activity at a cross-government level. We provide a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with other civil servants in different departments across the region.

What’s particularly exciting about being part of the CS Local Citizen Outreach Network for ESEL is that, as a newly formed network, our members will be critical to establishing the network and driving its direction.

What happens in meetings?

In our quarterly meetings, members can bring ideas and issues to the table for open and constructive discussion. We also arrange for different guest speakers to talk about a range of exciting and cutting edge topics in the outreach space, and give members an opportunity to update on their own outreach activity and department-led projects.

We also have an ambition to create and promote a small number of volunteering opportunities in the Outreach space throughout the year, and our members will have an essential role to play in developing and leading these projects.

How can I get involved?

Contact our Co-Chairs to find out more. We are happy to answer any questions and would love to hear from you!

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