The MCR Charitable Foundation was launched in 2006 to provide a menu of project management, leadership, advice and funding for sustainable rehabilitation, education and welfare projects. The Foundation’s MCR Pathways education project is a major initiative which best illustrates the active approach to initiate, help lead and deliver changes required to address social and education inequality and inclusion.
Setting a new direction for your life
MCR Pathways & Young Glasgow Talent
Young Glasgow Talent (YGT) is MCR Pathways’ project which ensures young people take the next steps on the path to a fulfilling life. YGT inspires and supports disadvantaged teenagers as they unlock their potential and find their talents. Through one-to-one mentoring relationships and Talent Tasters they’ll discover ambitious, achievable aspirations.
The YGT site is for everyone: for young people who want to learn more about themselves and their abilities; for individuals that can mentor our deserving young people; for organisations, charities, colleges and universities who can play a vital role in sparking imaginations by hosting talent tasters; and for our supporters who want to keep track of our amazing work.
Education & Training
Education in both the developed and developing worlds is a key to unlock individual potential and contribution. The Foundation equally recognises absolute academic achievement as well as progress and incremental improvement. Awards and recognition as well as higher education and scholarship schemes are core to the Foundation’s activities, particularly with young people who have had social care support.
The Foundation has also supported students in Kenya to receive Secondary education.
The encouragement of business and commercial ventures is a cornerstone of building confidence and employment opportunities in deprived areas. Corporate connections and relationships are equally as important to help create jobs. The Foundation supports supplying critical local services from simple models selling household items and clothing through to more holistic, health, welfare and education initiatives.
Support for those committed to breaking destructive habits is a key remit of the Foundation. From our experience, not only do these individuals benefit from intense support, but more often when rehabilitated they provide the motivation and inspiration to others to follow suit.
The Foundation is committed to see the potential beyond the current circumstances and help deal directly with the collateral family damage. Projects overlap into some of the sports participation initiatives in addition to the support offered to community based self help groups, outreach workers and help with the provision of respite facilities.
Setting a new direction for your business
A Brief Overview
The MCR transformation process has been applied across a full range of sectors and in companies with 50 to 5,000 employees. Initiatives have included detailed operational and efficiency improvements; international market expansions in the USA, China, India; major new product developments; new company launches and comprehensive programmes of management development and cultural change.
MCR helps companies in difficulty and those seeking to optimise opportunities during periods of significant growth. In all cases MCR will take on Board positions and the leadership role in delivering the results. Sector experience now encompasses consumer, retail, business services, technology, healthcare and manufacturing. Blended with expertise in operational and financial restructuring, the key focus of MCR’s revival process is in implementing sustainable performance and profit improvement.
MCR Pathways know that there is amazing potential and talent in young people who, through no fault of their own, have found themselves in difficult circumstances. We aim to uncover, nurture and help to realise the skills and capabilities in looked after young people. Guiding them on pathways to education, employment and fulfilling lives.