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Preparing for work

Preparing For Work in Times of Rapid Change

This week Impact Communities participated in the “Preparing For Work in Times of Rapid Change” conference in Launceston.  The conference was delivered in partnership with the Career Development Association of Australia, and the Tasmanian Government Education Department. Impact Communities had an exhibit showcasing our Coaching Young Poeple for Success and Ready Set Job programs. Both…

Financial Literacy

Impact Communities launches Ready Set Money!

Ready Set Money – Financial Literacy Ready Set Money is all about increasing skills and knowledge in financial literacy. For staff this means building their capacity to confidently and respectfully enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills of clients experiencing difficulties, to allow them to make informed and effective financial decisions that result in a positive…

26 TEN Literacy Program

What is 26TEN?

 Impact Communities is proud to be a part of 26TEN’s network, supporting adult literacy, numeracy and communication in Tasmania.  What is 26TEN? We live in a great State, with many opportunities for an exciting future. But too many adult Tasmanians aren’t reaching their potential. Some of us are held back because our skills in reading,…

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Congratulations Helen!

 We are very fortunate to have the support of Helen Wilson from Be You Be Fabulous. Helen has partnered with Impact communities for many of our programs. Her work encourages and empowers women to appreciate, care for and enhance their physical selves while building confidence through appreciation to detail. Helen assists with skills for interview…

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Financial Literacy Workshop

Last week Impact Communities, in partnership with the Hobart Women’s Shelter, ran a two day workshop on Financial Literacy. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of sector staff to confidently and respectfully enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills of women experiencing homelessness and/or domestic violence, to allow them to make informed…

Youth Housing and Homelessness

TYF Youth Housing and Homelessness Report Launch

Impact Communities was excited to attend the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) Housing and Homelessness Report Launch held at Parliament House in Hobart last week. This report communicates the ideas contributed by young people who took part in the in the TYF Housing and Homelessness consultation process held in May 2016, and the findings from these…

Ready Set Job

What an amazing year!!

The past year has been an amazing second year in the life of Impact Communities. It’s hard to know where to start. So for those of us that like some stats 40 teachers across the state trained by Impact Communities to deliver our designed program Ready Set Job Over 300 students across 10 schools benefitted…

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Introducing Families And Schools Together Australia

Last week Mal, Fiona and Mark met for two days in Perth WA to strengthen Families And Schools together (FAST) Nationally. For the past few years the three of them have been working to expand this great program, and its outcomes Nationally. To date over 100 schools and communities across the country have benefitted from…

Getting parents back in business

Getting Parents Back in Business

  Many of us spend time out of our professional roles while raising our young families. Re-gaining the confidence and the courage to search for new opportunities can be difficult. Coming together to support each other on that path is a practice of true community. Schools can be a great place of community. Congratulations to…