Impact Communities

Impact Communities works to equip and support individuals and families to realise potential and achieve goals through our collaborations with government, business, education & training, community organisations and other groups.

Ready Set Job

“Thanks Mark for teaching us and getting the group to the point where we could do the mock interviews. The feedback from the students was great.”
YAMEP Teacher, TAS TAFE

Impact Communities

“FAST is good for my school because it gives families an opportunity to talk to each other and have a good time doing it. It promotes healthy relationships.”
High school student & FAST team member

OUR PROGRAMS

FAST

Families have benefited from FAST (Families And Schools Together) across Australia for the past 20 years. FAST is an internationally acclaimed parent engagement program that helps children thrive by building strong relationships at home. 

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PACTS

The PACTS (Parents As Career Transition Support) Program has been specifically designed to help provide parents, guardians, grandparents and carers with up-to-date information about educational pathways that enables them to support their children 

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CYPFS

Coaching Young People for Success is a complete Youth Coaching Program that includes all the resources schools and youth agencies need to introduce their own powerful life, career and school performance coaching programs in both groups-and-one on training.

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Ready Set Job

Ready Set Job builds the skills, confidence and readiness to successfully engage in sustainable employment. This is a fun, interactive program, equipping participants with the necessary tools to gain an edge in their job search.

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New Program "Ready Set Money"

Ready Set Money is all about increasing skills and knowledge in financial literacy. 

LATEST NEWS

YES Social Enterprise

Over the past few months Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) Participants, volunteers and staff have been busy developing and growing the YES social enterprise; a place where young people can get hands on experience in all aspects of business. Participants have the opportunity to design and create a beautiful range of handmade products as well as…

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National Employment Solutions Conference Presentation

Last week Mark Boonstra flew off to Surfers Paradise to present at the National Employment Solutions Conference. The Conference examined the changing face of work and the workplace and the impacts on people and communities.  The conference addressed the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues that relate to innovative employment solutions in both job supply and…

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YES

Are there any changes in our participants due to their engagement with the YES Initiative? It’s my belief the answer is a resounding YES! Often a repeated conversation that we are having with new participants, at the intake interviews where young people have expressed that they are experiencing low self-esteem and troubling levels of anxiety.…

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Anti-Poverty Week

In 2017 Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 15th to the 21st of October. It’s a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: Strengthen…

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Families and Schools Together (FAST) Interviews

  In second term 2016, Impact Communities ran Kids FAST at Fairview Primary School, New Norfolk for the first time. There were 11 families that participated and all families graduated the program and completed the FAST evaluations. This program finished in June 2016 and the parents successfully continued on to FASTWORKS. In September of 2017,…

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Artist of the Month

Impact Communities would like to introduce Grace Karafyllis as our Artist of the Month for July. Grace is an 18 year old emerging Tasmanian artist. With a love for skateboarding, she uses decks as a canvas for her portrait painting, as well as using oils on canvas. Her artistic talent with paint and portraiture has…

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Impact Communities has moved!

Impact Communities has moved to our new offices. You will now find us at 49 Molle Street, Hobart. Our contact details will stay the same, get in touch by phone 03 6262 5400 or email enquiries@impactcommunities.org.au.  

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Top Gear Learner Driver Mentor Programme has had a Car Donated!

Workskills has donated a 2013 Nissan Dualis to the Jordan River Service Inc. for the Top Gear Learner Driver Mentor Programme. Workskills Inc. Chief Executive Officer Pat Kluver, along with Mark Boonstra from Impact Communities officially handed over the keys to Helen Manser on Wednesday 14 June at the Gagebrook Community Centre. Pat Kluver said “Workskills…

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Launching Youth Entrepreneurial Services

Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) is a new initiative on offer to young people working in partnership with their community. Youth Entrepreneurial Services is an initiative of Impact Communities. It is an innovative social enterprise for young people to create and sell their own products and services online and through pop-up stores/markets using uniquely-designed retail modules. …

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Brave Journey to Destination Workshop

The workshop is about creating self-awareness and reflection skills in order to build self-efficacy and a deeper sense of empowerment in each individual. It is designed to help expecting and parenting teens explore their situation and challenges in a healthy perspective and draw on previous personal strengths and capacity whilst also looking for any outside…

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CONNECTIONS

Our Vision

Realising potential, achieving goals.

Our Mission

To increase opportunities for people and communities by delivering effective and innovative programs and services that address unmet needs.

Impact Communities

49 Molle Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Tel: 03 6262 5400

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