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When Erick first got in touch with the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Given the Chance team, he had no job, no food and was frantically worried about how he would support his young family.
An evaluation of a program that focuses on education to tackle youth homelessness has shown great outcomes for the young people who take part.
‘Since I was a young child, I have known that my parents lived by an ethic of hard work in the service of others.’ Dr Jeremiah Brown was recently announced as the first recipient of the ANZ Tony Nicholson fellowship.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence hosted its first youth-focussed Iftar Dinner this week. We met at our Broadmeadows office to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and gather with others in the local community.
The tailored approach of our David Scott School in educating young people who have become disengaged from the mainstream school system is yielding positive results, with a big expansion underway.
Established in 1946, our Coolibah Social Connection Hub is celebrating 73 years. A collection of historic photos is now on display at the Coolibah in Fitzroy. Brotherhood founder Father Gerard Tucker opened what was then called the Coolibah Club on April 27, 1946.
Congratulations to Aaron Quarrell, recently appointed Youth Mayor of Frankston, in Melbourne’s outer south east. Aaron’s career progress has been remarkable since he first came to the Brotherhood in 2017 to take part in a youth employment program.
In 1969, a group formed in Mt Waverley to raise funds for the Brotherhood of St Laurence. After running social fundraisers, the group opened an op shop which continues to thrive to this day in the Mt Waverley Village shopping centre.
A new joint Brotherhood/Melbourne Institute book explores how we can shape a future social security system that enables people to thrive and escape poverty rather than be caught in a safety net.