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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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.  

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…