About Us

React is a community organisation based in Armagh City, covering the Mid Ulster area, with the aim of supporting marginalized groups and individuals through a range of projects.

REACT was formed in 2002, with a focused approach on addressing community need through reconciliation and community relations work, education, youth development and training. The organisation’s core work is aimed at developing whole communities, with an emphasis on reaching out to those most marginalised, while also encouraging the value of diversity. 
However, more importantly, REACT continues to rise to the challenges of dealing with contentious issues on an inter and intra community basis and encourage those affected by the legacy of the conflict to move forward, through the facilitation of community dialogue and encouraging participation in development programmes. This promotes peace and reconciliation not only within the City of Armagh but further a field.

REACT is guided by the principles and practices of community development in both the work of REACT and the approach it takes in relation to the development of that work.

REACT’s basic core principles are: 
• We value professionalism — ensuring the organisation adheres to the Code of Good Governance and all staff, management and volunteers adhere to the highest standard of professional integrity. 
• We value respect — ensuring that all groups and individuals working with and communicating with the whole organisation are treated with the utmost respect. 
• We strive to be pioneering — taking a proactive and creative approach to our work, in terms of addressing the needs of the community we serve. 
• We value transparency and honesty - ensuring the organisation operates in an open and transparent manner with the community it serves. 
• We support non violence — promoting and developing pathways towards a more peaceful and inclusive society.