Community Partner Programs

To make sure we're providing creative writing opportunities for the young people who most stand to benefit we run a number of workshop programs specially tailored for partner organisations.

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We respond to community calls for programs that will help children and young people overcome disadvantage, improve educational outcomes and thrive.

A focus on community has been key to the way we work from Day One. We know that the most effective programs, ones that drive meaningful change, are those that are community-led and strive to meet the needs that the community has identified as its priorities.

We're proud to collabroate with an ever-expanding network of community organisations, including:

  • Amnesty International
  • Aspire
  • Asylum Seekers Resources Centre
  • Australian Refugee Volunteers
  • Bankstown Youth Development Services (BYDS)
  • Brewongle Environmental Education Centre
  • CanTeen
  • Casula Powerhouse
  • CentaCare Bourke
  • Clontarf
  • Glebe Pathways
  • House of Welcome
  • KARI Aboriginal Resources
  • Middle Ground Youth Services
  • Mirabel Foundation
  • Muslim Women Association
  • National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA)
  • National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE)
  • PCYC (across Sydney)
  • Redfern Jarjum College
  • Settlement Neighbourhood Centre
  • Tribal Warrior
  • The Hive - Mt Druitt
  • Compass (University of Sydney)
  • Women's & Girls Emergency Centre (WAGEC)
  • Weave Youth and Community Services
  • Weave Kool Kids
  • Youth Action
  • Youth Off The Streets
  • Yurungai Barndardos Learning Centre
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canteen workshops

CanTeen works with young people 12-25 who have had or been impacted by cancer. We run programs that co-incide with holiday 'camps' where young people participate in a range of activities together over the course of a week. Previous workshops have included our ‘Your Life On Film’ workshop where young people have a once in a lifetime chance to create the film of their life, from plotting and scripting, right down to casting all the important characters - not least of whom is themselves! 

nasca workshops

The National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) works with Indigenous young people in high schools across greater Sydney, and further afield.

We work together to create programs that allow these young people to explore their cultural heritage, share their ideas, and find their voice.

 

 

Pyjama Foundation Workshops

The Pyjama Foundation pairs children in foster care with 'Pyjama Angels', who meet with them once a week to read and share the joys of books and reading.

As an extension of this program, we run workshops especially for these pairs of word-lovers, where for one evening a week, for eight weeks, the Angels become creative writing tutors and work with their buddies on creating a piece of imaginative writing.

Our Pyjama Foundation workshops are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Barbara Alice Trust.