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.
“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
New Program "Ready Set Money"
Ready Set Money is all about increasing skills and knowledge in financial literacy.
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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.…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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,…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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. …READ MORE
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…READ MORE
Realising potential, achieving goals.
To increase opportunities for people and communities by delivering effective and innovative programs and services that address unmet needs.
49 Molle Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: 03 6262 5400