Co-operation Ireland August 2017 Update
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Young people discuss Brexit issues 
Co-operation Ireland is currently developing a programme to provide young people across Northern Ireland with a platform to get their voices heard in the ongoing debate about the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. The programme will support young people to identify their concerns about Brexit and to articulate their demands for the future. In preparation for the programme, an initial workshop was piloted with a group of 15 young people taking part in this year’s NI NCS programme. 
The session involved a series of participatory activities which provided background information about Brexit, explored the young people’s feelings and concerns, and supported them to identify and develop key demands they would like to make of politicians during the negotiation process. The young people really engaged in the session and showed a keen knowledge of the issues involved. Based on their feedback, we will now update the workshop and prepare to roll it out with other groups.
NI NCS Summer 2017 Graduation 
Lauren McBride, NI NCS Regional Youth Board member reports on the summer graduation: 

If you happened to walk past Crumlin Road Jail on the night of the 21st of August 2017 you wouldn't think that it used to house prisoners. The voices and excited laughter of over 250 new NCS graduates bounced off the walls. Crumlin Road was packed to the brim with young people for the NI NCS Summer graduation. Read more...
Women's Development Programme Recruitment  
Co-operation Ireland is currently recruiting participants to take part in the third Women’s Development Programme starting in September 2017. If you are a woman who is interested in becoming more involved in your local women’s or community group but feel you don’t have the necessary skills or experience, this programme will be able to help you bridge that gap. Further information can be found on the Women's Development Programmes pages of our website. 
Opportunity to study at Yale University 
Co-operation Ireland is to manage a pilot programme Building Bridges Scholarship Programme, which is designed to enable students from Derry-Londonderry to apply for additional financial support to study at Yale University. Information on the criteria and how to apply is available on the Building Bridges pages of our website.
New Co-operation Ireland Board Members 
Co-operation Ireland is pleased to announce two new board members. Sheila McClelland, Chairman of the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland joined the Board in June and Sir Malcolm McKibben, former Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service will formally join the Board in September. You can read more about his appointment here.
Their appointment follows the retirement of three of our board members - Breidge Gadd, Noreen Wright and Henry Mitchell.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

23 September 2017 
Co-operation Ireland Manchester Ball
12 October 2017 
Diplomatic Dinner
28 September 2017 
Golf Classic at Stratford-on-Avon
2 November 2017 
30th Anniversary Gala Ball at The Dorchester 
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