Welcome to SHAK

SHAK is a resident led charity based on the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in the Kilburn Ward of Camden, London, dedicated to supporting residents and young people living in an area of high deprivation.

Our Mission is to work with local young people and adults to improve well-being, inclusion and life chances by nurturing talents, passions, skills and confidence.

Our Vision is of a place where everyone can live, learn and grow together.

ARC Youth Club

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The ARC supports young people aged 9 – 19 from the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate and surrounding areas by helping them to achieve their potential as confident, capable young adults through a structured programme of...

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The SHELL Centre

The South Hampstead Education and Life-long Learning (SHELL) Centre is a vibrant community learning centre with a difference. Thanks to money from Camden’s Neighborhood Renewal Fund and with funding from the Government’s UK on Line...

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Strategic Aims

  • A more connected community -a place where everyone feels included, connected and have increased access to services and opportunities 
  • A more empowered community -a place where adults and young people take the lead in creating the opportunities and solutions they need.
  • Increased Access to learning, work and leisure opportunities – a community where those most disadvantaged have more access to learning new skills for life and work.
  • A community where people have better well-being – a place where everyone feels safe and that works to tackle inequalities in health.
  • A stronger, more sustainable organisation – developing S.H.A.K. as a sustainable organisation which better supports the community we serve.