Mashup Community Development was founded in 2013 with the sole focus of helping young people succeed. Together with local and international partners, we’ve invested in ensuring that youth develop the leadership, technical, and life skills to earn a livelihood. Whether it’s landing a first job, growing a business, or driving social change, every young person deserves the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. Rooted in the belief of youth as problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, our initiatives are catalysts for change and underpinned by a strong life skills component.
Mashup, a social innovation organization, has created an economic inclusion ecosystem that provides both developmental training and start-up incubation to youth from Westbury and surrounding communities.
Mashup’s primary social innovation is the multi-service Westbury Youth Centre (WYC). The centre offers access to guidance and expertise, safe and supportive learning and working space, a range of skills development programmes, and healthy and inspiring social networks.
Direct beneficiaries are about 3,500 with an indirect reach of around 10,000 annually.