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Operating on Darug land, in the heart of Mt Druitt, the Hive is the backbone organisation of a place-based, collective impact initiative. The Hive’s approach is unique, holistic and child-centred. It recognises the impact that families, communities, Governments and service systems have on the wellbeing of children.
By bringing together all those that can make a difference, the Hive facilitates the collaboration needed to create long-term change in 2770.
Centered around community voice and aspirations, the Hive plays a coordinating role at a suburb, postcode and system-level. The Hive’s vison is that the 6000 children aged 0-5 in the 2770 suburb postcode have the best possible start to life.
The team at the Hive facilitates collective impact work across key suburbs to create the conditions for change. They conduct postcode-wide early childhood focussed programs and activities aligned to evidence-based prevention or intervention pathways that support childhood development. And, they influence systems level changes in policies and strategies that benefit Mt Druitt’s children through social innovation and advocacy.