Two years into our new strategy, we are partnering with a number of communities that are achieving real gains. We call them “lighthouse communities” because they are shining a light on how to make better use of new and existing resources, and driving the change they want to see.
Key highlights of the year for us included regular time with the change makers in Bourke NSW, Logan QLD, Doveton VIC, Kabulwarnamyo, NT and Dubbo, NSW. Being invited to participate in their challenging work has enabled us to see and value the positive impact these initiatives are now having on young people and their families’ daily lives.
We’ve produced story-portraits with these communities and asked them to reflect on what the change processes have meant to them. You’ll find these compelling portraits throughout the report.
Their stories further illustrate a common principle shared by these lighthouses. Real community ownership, decision-making, knowledge and action all play a key role, and are the vital ingredients for the success of place-based, social change.
Read more in our Year in Review 2018.