Alice Springs collective impact backbone leader Sarah Brittle says a newly launched project is capturing the stories of grandparents caring for young grandchildren
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.
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.
Today is International Youth Day 2016, a day when all of us at Opportunity Child increase our resolve to continue to work towards creating the conditions for all young children in Australia to live happy and productive lives.
In our collective impact work, we hope to shift the system so all children have a chance to work towards their aspirations, at the same time as TV shows like Cleverman are contributing to a shift in the way First Nations people are represented in popular culture.
Last week, at the Pre-birth to 4 workshop in Alice Springs, (who with the Sanderson Alliance make up the NT Collective, an OC partner community), something special emerged: Strong Kids. Strong Centre.
Our Executive Director, Michelle Lucas, has a deep commitment to collective impact work. She has worked in the collective impact field for more than a decade and recently authored a paper on the subject for the Australian Professional Educator journal.