About CEN

Communities Empowerment Network provides free advice, support and representation to parents across London. Our team of advocates work with over 1000 parents per year to retain young people in mainstream education. We are passionate about all young people being given the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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CEN is supported by our fabulous funders (see their links below). However we are also incredibly grateful for the continued donations of supporters and the families we work with. If you would like to donate to CEN and help other families then we'd love to hear from you.



Spring has always been my favourite time of year as along with the longer days and the promise of sunshine, it is also a time of renewal and hope. And chocolate bunnies.....
A lot has been happening at CEN during what might be characterised as our very long Winter but as we spring into Spring we are doing so on the wings of hope.
Although this Spring has also meant that we have had to say goodbye to a number of staff as their contracts end in March, we are hopeful that as part of the restructure that CEN has been  undergoing,  our staff team will be back up to full speed in due course, so keep an eye on our website for news. 
As with any organisation that is reliant on charitable funding, there is always some uncertainty about the medium and longer term future. In an ideal world, CEN would have a constant flow of income that would allow us to just keep going but unfortunately, the reality is far from ideal and as you might be aware we have been facing some uncertainy regarding our future existence.
Which is why I'm happy to report that CEN will be staying open for the foreseeable future!  Thanks to everyone who has wished us well and leant their support. 
Watch this space....

Jenn Lewis

Director CEN

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