what we're all about


Since 2016, Three13 has helped to tackle generational unemployment up north.


Supporting people to forget what's in the past and look forward to what lies ahead, we provide a practical approach to learning for those on the margins of our communities. Starting in Teesside and slowly expanding our work northwards, we're helping people to become confidently aware of their abilities, meaningfully employed and economically stable.

our model

We know that simply focusing on changing a person's employment status isn't always going to lead to sustainable change for them and their family.

We help people with 'the other stuff' too. 

Our practical programmes are delivered by local people, in accessible Hubs, where the work experience is linked to a community project. (Why sit in a classroom when your learning could help someone else?)

Fostering community in this way has a powerful effect on peoples health, wellbeing, attitude and aspiration.


our vision

We want to increase the skills and confidence of local people to see social and economic transformation in our region.

We believe our work can be enhanced (and eventually sustained) through developing enterprises in which to host our training, to the benefit of our learners and the wider community.