“I believe giving back is one of the greatest life lessons we can teach our children: that the world isn’t all about them and that, through our actions, people will really discover what kind of a person we truly are.” – Gretchen Carlson
Giving back as an entrepreneur is a rewarding experience both personally and professionally. Laurance Rockefeller, the famous philanthropist, financier and conservationist, said, “I profoundly feel that the art of living is the art of giving.” “You’re fulfilled in the moment of giving, of doing something beyond yourself”.
Byron Cole, a serial entrepreneur, graduated from the University of Greenwich and has hugely contributed to the university over the years. Contributing to the society and to his institution is a true representation of his character. Byron, a pillar to the community, has been extremely involved in the organisation’s projects. He has shared a vast range of knowledge and continues to share his strong network that he has accumulated over the years. Giving back to his institution, Byron continuously works to further his Alma Mater’s reputation and speaks highly about the University.
Byron is also a school governor of the Harris Academy Purley. His role as an individual school governor includes discussing and setting the aims and objectives, policies and targets for the Academy. Being a young black male businessman, he is a great role model to his community and is helping many succeed personally and professionally. Byron has also been a part of the Careers Mentoring Program at the University of Greenwich and continues to work towards the advancement of the University, where he has referred over 50 people into the program successfully. Byron aims to continue mentoring more individuals by sharing his excellent knowledge and expanding his network of mentees.
In addition to this, he is the co-chair of the Evolve Housing charity, a charity that helps the homeless or who are at the risk of becoming homeless. The charity has also created a new initiative called ‘CR Zero 2020’ which will focus on finding new ways to help anyone homeless in Croydon and aims to end street homelessness for good by 2020. This campaign will also be in collaboration with partner organisation’s such as Crisis, Expert Link, Homeless Link and Thames Reach.
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