Who we are
The work of the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility is inspired by the growth of practical philanthropy during the Industrial Revolution.
Now the centre works in areas that our founder, Sir David Harrison, believes can make a real difference to social mobility. They include education, training and skills.Find out more
Our vision is to be innovative, pioneering and a disruptive influence, constantly in search of new and better ways to solve entrenched problems of social mobility.
Five years of offering support and guidance to improve the employability prospects of children and young people.
Over 2,000 young people benefit from using our Centres each year.
Over £6m has been invested into education and training since 2017.
We now have 6 Harrison Centres around the world.
Back in the Game programme.
Participant A engaged in Back in the Game having just been made redundant after having worked for 30 years in the same industry. The redundancy left participant A feeling considerably lost, struggling with the concept of being out of work and really lacking in confidence as to how to find new employment.Read full story
Back on Track programme
Participant B completed the Back on Track programme from September 2019 to July 2020. As part of the programme, the participant completed five different qualifications including a Level 2 certificate in Personal and Social Development and a GCSE in Maths.Read full story
Back on Track programme
Participant C joined the Back on Track programme at Stanley in September 2019 and remained with the course until July 2020, successfully completing six qualifications.Read full story
Sir David Harrison is one of the North of England’s leading entrepreneurs and has over 40 years experience in business.
Sir David is currently Chairman of Newcastle-based financial services group True Potential LLP, one of the UK’s fastest growing financial technology firms.Read more about Sir David
Tips from the top for Newcastle students
Students at the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility in Newcastle have received some top business tips following a visit by...Read more
New Harrison Centre for Social Mobility opens in Darlington
The new centre will provide educational and employability training to local people. The new project is a joint partnership between...Read more
Sir David Harrison
The Harrison Centre for Social Mobility is proud to announce that our founder, David Harrison, has been Knighted. Sir David...Read more
Building brighter futures at Harrison Centre Antigua and Barbuda
Construction work began this week on the new Harrison Centre for Social Mobility in Antigua and Barbuda. The moment was...Read more
Harrison Centre founder David Harrison awarded an honorary Doctorate by the Open University
The Harrison Centre for Social Mobility is proud to announce that David Harrison, our founder, was made an honorary Doctor of the Open...Read more