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Some young people from the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula area on Melbourne’s outskirts had a taste of the big city and got an inside look into how to tackle poverty and homelessness on a recent urban camp.
On the eve of International Women’s Day, we applaud the 149 entrepreneurs from 45 different countries who’ve empowered themselves by taking part in our Stepping Stones to Small Business program.
A new fellowship honours the legacy of a cherished volunteer, who worked with one of the programs we run to assist migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Dr Rhonda Galbally a leading rights advocate who played a key role in the campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In December 2016 Rhonda delivered the Sambell Oration, the Brotherhood’s major annual event for promoting a fairer Australia.
Krystle McKinley from the Gold Coast in Queensland has three children in school this year, and her eldest daughter is set to start high school
About 50 families attended the Brotherhood’s first ParentsNext community barbeque in Craigieburn this week.
Parents and children came along from all three areas where we operate the project in Melbourne’s outer north – Craigieburn, Broadmeadows and Sunbury.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has launched an intern program with South East Water in Frankston, and we are urging other businesses in the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula area on Melbourne’s outskirts to get on board to tackle high rates of youth unemployment.
Belal el-Baba, 21, spoke at a Brotherhood of St Laurence youth employment forum earlier this year. In our new short video, Belal makes some pressing points about a rapidly changing jobs market.
The cards we’ve made this year are best yet I reckon,’ says Pat, a member of our Coolibah day centre for seniors.
Congratulations to our Frankston High St Centre team for two accolades at the recent Corrections Victoria Community Work Partnership Awards for the best program in Victoria’s south east as well as in a particular project category – ‘projects involving diversity, Indigenous or age of offenders or prisoners’.
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Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.