We have been left saddened and devastated by the news of Jamal’s untimely passing.
Jamal was a giant. He left a huge impression on everyone he met, with his infectious energy and optimism. His contribution to UK music, entrepreneurship and culture, through the barrier-breaking SB.TV, is clearly undeniable.
To Jamal Edwards Delve, Jamal is more than just a founder. He was present in the daily life of the charity that he set up, which bears his name and is in the neighbourhood in which he grew up. Jamal has influenced and changed the lives of many young people, including those that he met directly through sessions at our youth centres over the past few years.
Jamal’s #selfbelief mantra runs through our DNA. His life is proof that we are defined only by the ambitions we set for ourselves and the contribution we make to the lives of others. Everyone at JE Delve, from the Trustees to the youth workers, will do our best to preserve his immeasurable legacy, especially in Acton where he put down so many roots.
May he rest in power, and may his incredible contribution live on through the work which he began at JE Delve.
Jamal Edwards, MBE, MBA, PhD
Jamal Edwards Delve (JE Delve or JED) is a grassroots youth charity founded by Jamal Edwards MBE providing young people in Ealing with opportunities to learn, work and connect. Through our partners, supporters and the wider community, JE Delve aims to provide a sense of community for young people in the local area. A social, safe space of their own where they can develop their skills, explore who they are, connect with others and a focus on nurturing a positive identity & agency.
We deliver weekly open-access or drop-in sessions across youth and community centres in Acton, welcoming all young people ages 11 – 21 (and up to 25). We aim to provide young people with unique opportunities to nurture and develop the skills they need to succeed. We are led by young people’s needs and wishes, starting from their lived experience. Young people have an active involvement in shaping the sessions, programmes and activities. Since our inception, we have provided our young community with a range of activities including music, art, filmmaking workshops, life skills & mental health sessions, fieldtrips & events, exposure to a variety of industries such as, Music, Business, Architecture, Construction and more.
Our weekly schedule includes open-access provision as well as, a music & media-focused session. For more information about our programmes, services or opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For support with employment, work experience or anything else, please visit one of our drop-in sessions and speak to our youth workers about your interests and the support you need!
Drop – In Sessions
Tuesdays 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Acton Vale Community Centre, Beech Avenue, W3 7JZ
Wednesdays & Fridays 4:00 – 9:00 pm (young people ages 12+)
Friary Community Centre, Joseph Avenue, W3 6NL
Music & Media Sessions
Thursdays 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Leamington Park Community Centre, Jenner Avenue W3 6TA
We are always looking for dynamic and passionate people to join our team. If you think you have what it takes to support our young people and want to be part of an exciting grassroots youth project, please check out our current vacancies below.
For volunteering opportunities please go to the volunteer with us tab.