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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

CREST is a registered charity which was set up in 2004 and registered as a charity in 2006.
CREST which stands for ‘Compact for Race Equality in South Tyneside’ aims to promote racial equality and to assist people from communities in South Tyneside (and further afield) to enjoy a better quality of life. By supporting those in need to gain access in education, training and employment, to raise aspirations and to ensure their voice is heard.
CREST helps Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in the South Tyneside area who are in need of support to integrate into wider society, through a series of projects based around identity, employability and equality. Crest helps people of all ages and gender to become better informed to enable them to make informed decisions that affect their lives. This is achieved through themed community events, community consultations, training programmes, one-to-one and job search support.
“To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Don’t only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world. The language of the heart is mankind’s main common language.” – Suzy Kassem