Who we are

The Salam Project is a group of youth workers who care passionately about young people and helping them to live their best lives. We believe the most effective way to do that is by challenging extremist views, promoting positive values and giving youth the skills to get back into work.

We work with African and Caribbean communities in London and Manchester, helping them to stand up to gang crime, extremism and radicalisation. We make a difference because we understand the issues – and we really care. Our people include gang prevention workers and extremism and radicalisation intervention workers.

We want to empower the youth in our communities to achieve more than they thought they could and help those who have taken a wrong turn to get a second chance.

What we do

We work with young people from African and Afro-Caribbean backgrounds, including religious converts/reverts and ex-offenders. We work primarily in London and Manchester with our initiatives also extending to Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Bristol and Bradford.

We believe in promoting youth empowerment, life skills, interfaith, positive urban creative arts, conflict resolution, community cohesion, emotional intelligence, interfaith, raising aspirations, resettlement and wellbeing in communities. We consistently challenge knife crime, extremism, radicalisation, offending, re-offending, BME youth unemployment and permanent exclusion from school.

The Salam Project is a BME/BAME youth and community initiative.

What we stand for

At The Salam Project, we believe every young person deserves support in achieving their goals. That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting members of the communities we serve to overcome any problems they face so they can thrive.

We believe the secret of our success is in the principles we consistently promote:

  • Peace in the community
  • Accredited training
  • Opportunities
  • Education
  • Public safety
  • Employment
  • Achievement
  • Citizenship
  • Higher education
  • Mentoring