Here’s an excellent article by Simon Marcus on how community-based organisations such as the one he founded in 2006 can make a real difference to youth unemployment and social unrest.
Business can play a role here. The staff needed are so specialist that volunteering is not really an option. But hard cold cash will go a very long way indeed.
If you have a community budget for London, here’s where you should spend it.
See: Practical community solutions to London’s looting spree for more details.
Also make sure to visit: http://www.theboxingacademy.co.uk/index.html
(Non-UK readers, don’t worry, I’ll get back to internationally-relevant posts forthwith.