Opportunity Child

3 key insights

OC Connect whets appetite

3 key insights OC Connect revealed, as observed by those present…

Straight Up: interviews with backbone leaders: Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox has particular experience in applying collective impact methodologies in the local context, and is our latest backbone leader to be interviewed for this series.

Counting down days to OC Connect

Opportunity Child is humming with the energy our communities, core team and our partner agencies are generating.

OC Connect will be held next week and we’re working hard with our team of codesigners from across our national collective, to add the final touches.

OC Connect

Every day we take another step forward on our national journey to ensure all children in Australia have the best chance to thrive in learning and life. Register now for OC Connect…

Q1 2017: Opportunity +

This Quarter — a message from Michelle Lucas

2017 is well advanced and at the end of this first quarter I am so pleased to have connected with many of you already this year.  By way of update, Opportunity Child (OC) is sharing how to ‘Mobilise. Measure. Sustain’ with the Department of Social Services and I am thrilled to have been invited recently to attend the DSS Policy Hack where the new Try, Test, Learn thinking was being applied.

Compelling case for place based evaluation

We are spreading the word about the importance of place based evaluation at Opportunity Child.

NT partner communities outline collective impact benefits for Minister

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, recently spent time visiting our partner community in the Opportunity Child initiative, the Sanderson Alliance, during a trip to Darwin.

Michelle Lucas photo

‘A life-changing ensemble’

Our Executive Director, Dr Michelle Lucas, was recently featured as ‘Changemaker of the Week’ on the Pro Bono Australia website, in an interview that outlined what inspires and challenges her, what drew her to the social sector, and why collective impact is a valuable method in addressing complex social challenges.

Straight up: Interviews with backbone leaders – Moira Deslandes

Until recently, Moira Deslandes has been working as backbone leader for Together in the South, one of our partner communities. In this Q&A, the first of an interview series with collective impact backbone leaders in Australia, Moira reflects on what motivates her, what she finds rewarding and challenging and where she has seen the seeds of change being sown.

Kind and brave: Focus on positive relationships at Sanderson Alliance

Hundreds of beautiful images created by children to celebrate positive relationships were exhibited last weekend in Darwin, as part of the inaugural Sanderson Alliance Art Awards held by our wonderful partner community in the Northern Territory, the Sanderson Alliance.