The Journey Of The Windrush Has Never Ended
The Windrush Project showcases the profound contribution made by the Windrush generation to business and social reform in Leeds and highlights their impact on our daily lives. The exhibition features a wide-ranging photograph display showing the growth and variety of Windrush businesses and their impact on the communities they serve. These come from a wide range of sectors from music to law. The exhibition also features the dramatic life stories of Windrush reformers emphasising their resilience, commitment and contribution to social change .We hope the project will enhance loyalty and pride in these business’ and strengthen community ownership and cohesion around these businesses. We also hope the project will inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, regardless of their background.
Unity has a close connection to the Windrush community. We were founded in 1987 as a BME housing association by members of that generation, to meet the housing needs of African- Caribbean people settling in Chapeltown in Leeds. Today we own and manage 1300 properties. Our core business is developing and managing affordable homes for people in housing need. We have close ties to the strong African-Caribbean community in Chapeltown, which remains our base and main area of operation. Our social purpose is to empower and enable BME people to overcome inequality and improve their life chances. Among other things we create opportunities for BME people to set up their own businesses, find secure employment and improve their knowledge and skills.
Unity Enterprise is a not-for-profit organisation committed to contributing to the economic wellbeing of local communities and to the regeneration of inner city neighbourhoods, through the provision of good quality, affordable offices and workspaces in the Leeds.
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