The Scanlon Foundation aspires to see Australia advance as a welcoming, prosperous and cohesive nation particularly related to the transition of migrants into Australian Society. The Foundation supports ongoing longitudinal research into the indicators of social cohesion and the results of this research inform the Foundation’s activities. The Foundation makes grants to improve social cohesion in areas of greatest need within Australia. The key areas of focus are:
Knowledge – To add and disseminate knowledge relating to the transition of migrants into the Australian Society to aid and influence policy makers and also to assist people acting in the sector to be more effective.
Celebration – Enhance all Australians understanding and pride in our cultural diversity to improve social cohesion
Direct Action – Enhance social cohesion through collaborative projects, and
Leadership – To encourage others to support programs that make an impact on the transition of migrants into Australia.
For more information please visit: http://www.scanlonfoundation.org.au
Community Hubs provide a safe and family friendly environment that empowers migrant parents who might not otherwise engage in training or access services. The Hubs make use of community familiarity with local primary schools and community centres to provide a site for the delivery of a coordinated and tailored package of services. The aim of the Hubs is to improve language, literacy and learning outcomes for isolated migrant parents and provide early learning activities for their children.
Refuge of Hope, the Scanlon Foundation and other partnering organisations are pursuing an objective to establish 100 new Community Hubs in primary schools across Australia. These new Hubs will enhance social cohesion and improve connections to support services provided by the three tiers of government for migrant mothers and their preschool children
For more information please visit: http://www.communityhubs.org.au/
The Supporting Parents – Developing Children program assists families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by providing parents of children 0-5 years old with literacy and language support. The project seeks to build a bridge that will link the mothers and their extended family to the wider community and to the network of services and programs available to support families in Southern Hume.
Supporting Parents – Developing Children makes use of community familiarity with schools as a site for the delivery of a coordinated and tailored package of services. The aim of the program is to improve language, literacy and learning outcomes for isolated migrant parents and provide early learning activities for their children.
For more information please visit: http://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Libraries_Learning/Learning_Programs_Events/Supporting_Parents_-_Developing_Children
The Huddle is a Learning and Life Centre established in 2009 by the North Melbourne Football Club. The centre is Australia’s most innovative community facility embedded within an elite sporting environment. The programs of education, skills development & health are designed to help build community capacity, promote multiculturalism and strengthen social cohesion across the community as a whole and in particular the North West Corridor of Melbourne. Each year over 5,000 young people aged 9-25 attend the Huddle and participate in its programs.
For more information please visit:For more information please visit: http://www.kangaroos.com.au/huddle