The Social Outfit is a new design school and retail store in Sydney’s inner West providing education, training and employment opportunities for young people from new migrant and refugee communities.
The program, which encourages a broad view of learning, offers training in all aspects of its operations in a culturally supportive work environment, while providing flexible learning choices to young people who are marginalised and disengaged from education.
The model, which is a combination of social enterprise and community development, is based on a similar and successful Melbourne based initiative, The Social Studio, which has been operating since 2009.
We’re committed to best practice in social enterprise, creative learning, and community development for new migrant and refugee communities. We want to be a catalyst for real and sustained social change, both in the lives of the young people and the greater community.
Showcases projects undertaken by young skills teams working with local communities in Zimbabwe, East Timor, Kenya and Cape York and gives a feel for the realities on the ground for organisations and individuals wishing to do something similar.
The National Youth Committment was about guaranteeing that all young people have access to Year 12 or its equivalent or a job with training. Six partnerships were established between 1999 and 2001 to explore the capacity of local communities to deliver a Youth Commitment.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have commissioned a series of interviews which feature the diversity of people and projects the Forum has engaged with and the impact of the Forum’s work over the past 30 years.
ChangeFest 2019 was held over four days in November at the Kimberwalli Centre in the community of Mt Druitt in Western Sydney. This is the second year that over 600 people and organisations working in collaborative initiatives from across the Australia gathered.
Platform C is launched by Collaboration for Impact in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Dusseldorp Forum, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Clear Horizon.
November 7, 2019
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.