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Childhood is an important time for healthy development, much of the work we do focusses on early literacy, early childhood development and school readiness. Over time, our work has evolved naturally to workforce readiness; preparing young people to make the transition from secondary school education to training and employment.
Community voice and aspirations underpins everything we do. By bringing together everyone who can make a difference; community, residents, government and philanthropy, we increase our impact – ensuring that all Australian children have the opportunity to thrive.
We know that reading is a proven and powerful first step in a child’s learning journey. Through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, United Way brings the magic of reading into Australian homes.
With a focus on communities and families most in need, we deliver a book a month to children aged 0-5 and support caregivers with reading tips. Through Imagination Libraries, United Way sparks a love of reading that can have a profound impact on a child’s life.
United Way brings business and communities together, giving young people the life skills they need to succeed. Through Business Community partnerships, we offer young people the opportunity to experience life in the workplace, mentoring and inspiring them to discover the world of possibilities that exist after school.
The Hive is a backbone for a place-based, collective impact initiative that works to ensure every child in the 2770 postcode has the best possible start in life.
The Hive’s holistic and inclusive approach is centered around community voice and aspirations. It recognises the impact that families, communities, governments and service systems have on the wellbeing of children.