Sunday, April 22, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
We are writing to ask for your support of the factory’s involvement in the Vinnie’s CEO Sleep out campaign.
Our Executive officer Michael Shreenan along with one of our Board Members Laura Kelly will be partaking in the event to raise money forthis worthy cause.
As charity ourselves, we understand the importance of fund-raising for causes and projects, and we strongly believe this cause is worthy of everyone’s support.
Vinnies CEO Sleep out is a national annual event that encourages Australian business leaders to Rise to the Challenge of homelessness by sleeping out for one night to raise awareness about homelessness. 2012 Vinnies CEO Sleep out is on the 21st June. CEOs and Managing Directors receive sponsorship from employees, colleagues, friends and family. The funds raised go to support Vinnies homeless initiatives across Australia.
With only nine weeks until the 2012 Vinnie’s CEO Sleep out, the first snap of cold and rain has arrived as a teaser!
Did you know that over 105,000 men, women, and children sleep out across Australia each night?
The Factory receives many enquiries from Homeless people and those that are at risk of homelessness and relies on assistance form larger organisations such as Vinnies to provide support and assistance in these cases.
Our EO also has some experience of being homeless himself in his younger years and therefore knows all too well about the struggles that Homeless people face day in and day out.
We would encourage you where possible to show you support by donating to the cause online by clicking the following link.
Or if you are a CEO yourself why not join Mike in ‘Rising to the challenge’ ?
So please show your support and donate generously together we can help Australia′s homeless
From all at The Factory Team
Bike riding is an enjoyable and sustainable transport option. That’s why more and more people are taking up bike riding on Sydney’s growing bicycle network.The City’s Cycle Strategy and Action Plan 2007-2017 aims to provide a safe and convenient bicycle network, to connect neighbouring Council areas and other bicycle networks.
We are working to link the CBD with Green Square and beyond as part of this network. With 22,000 new jobs and 40,000 new residents projected by 2030, Green Square will become Sydney’s fastest growing area. The bicycle link will better connect Green Square, and residents in Waterloo, Alexandria and Redfern with the city centre and provide a congestion free option for commuters.
As part of this link, the City is proposing a new bi-directional separated cycleway on George Street in Redfern; and in Allen Street, Mandible Street and Short Street in Waterloo.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Next gathering: 27th of April 2012
Come and Join us!
Alexandria Hotel is on 35 Henderson Road, Alexandria NSW 2015
When: 2nd Friday of the month
Where: The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo NSW 2017
Next meeting: Friday 11th May 2012
A Pint of View - Youth Alcohol Forum
Redfern Waterloo Community Drug Action Team together with Weave Youth Family Community invites you to A Youth Alcohol Forum where you get a say on what you think are the issues around alcohol abuse and young people. This is a chance to voice your ideas and strategies around what you think could help reduce youth alcohol abuse.
Free Pizza, Snacks and giveaways.
When: 3rd May 2012
Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
For more information contact the Weave Dual Diagnosis Team on Ph: 9519 5466
Aboriginal Family Advisor
Sydney City Family Relationship Centre
Part time/Full time
This is an exciting new opportunity for an Aboriginal worker to join Relationships Australia’s Sydney City Family Relationship Centre in the role of Aboriginal Family Advisor. This position can either be part time or full time and this will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Sydney City FRC works with families to support family relationships and assist families in conflict. This new Family Advisor position will:
• Provide intake assessments and case management
• Assist the Centre develop culturally appropriate practices
• Assist the Centre to connect with local Aboriginal communities
This new position will initially be offered under a 12 month contract to be reviewed at the end of the first year. Sydney City FRC is committed to long term work with the Aboriginal community.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY, 30 APRIL 2012
Please note this is an Aboriginal Identified Position: In accordance with Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act,
1977, Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification.
Please obtain an information pack for the position from the Relationships Australia NSW website at www.nsw.relationships.com.au
or contact Lee at email@example.com
Details of how to apply for this position is available in the information pack.
For more information, call: Sheree Freeburn, Aboriginal Service Specialist on (M) 0405 593 977 or Marie Mooney, Community Development Specialist on (M) 0435 883 176
The Ultimo Community Centre will be hosting a 2 hour self defence class for women over 55.
The course will be delivered by internationally known self defence teacher Penny Gulliver, Director of the 'Self Protection Consultancy'
Come along, learn some skills and keep safe!
When:Thursday 10th May 2012
Where: Ultimo Community Centre, 40 william Henry Street, Ultimo
Time: 1pm – 3pm
For more information contact Natalie Niamh Wright, Community Information Officer, Over 55 Services on 02 9265 9489 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 55 Services Interagency Meetings
The dates for the Over 55 Services Interagency meetings organised by the City of Sydney for the rest of the year are as follows:
Thursday 7th June
Thursday 2nd August
Thursday 4th October
Thursday 6th December
Where: Cliff Noble Centre, Cnr. Renwick and Suttor St, Alexandria between
Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
For more information contact Natalie Niamh Wright, Community Information Officer, Over 55 Services on 02 9265 9489
Waterloo Wellbeing & Safety Action Group (WWSAG)
The dates for the WSAG meetings will the second Wednesday of each month starting on February:
Wednesday 9th May
Wednesday 13th June
Wednesday 11th July
Wednesday 8th August
Wednesday 12th September
Wednesday 10th October
Wednesday 14th November
Where: The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan St. Waterloo NSW 2017
For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at email@example.com or Dominic on 9265 9954 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along and be part of the Waterloo Community Safety Audit. All you need to do is show up and be ready to tell us what you think could make your area safer.
Wed 2 May - Matavai & Turunga buildings
Meeting Point: Outside Matavai Building
Time: 2.pm – 4.30pm
Wed 16 May - Phillip, Morehead, Elizabeth, Wellington & Pitt Street (11th Precinct & Waterloo east Precinct )
Meeting Point: The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street
Time: 2.pm – 4.30pm
For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at email@example.com
Waterloo & Redfern Events Action Group
The dates for the Events Action Group meetings will the First Wednesday of each month starting on March with a break in July and August .
Wednesday 2nd May
Wednesday 6th June
Wednesday 5th September
Wednesday 3rd October
Wednesday 7th November
Wednesday 5th December
Where: Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden Street, Alexandria NSW 2015
For more information contact Bill on 9319 4073, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
LEEAG (Learning, Employment, Enterprises Action Group)
This action group will be meeting on the second Thursday every two months with the last meeting of the year occurring in November.
Where: The Factory Community Centre
Thursday 14th June
Thursday 09th August
Thursday 11th October
Thursday 15th November
Reaching Employment Workshops
LEEAG and UNSW SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) will provide 3 pre-employment workshops that will assist community members in being "job ready" to enter the workforce. The workshops will include topics such as how to write a cover letter, addressing selection criteria, interview skills and others.
Registration is not obligatory and everyone is invited to attend.
Thursday 10 May – Find & Apply for a Job
Thursday 17 May – Prepare for a Job Interview
Thursday 24 May – Keeping a Job
Where: The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo NSW 2017
Banton Brothers Entertainment with the support from Save-A-Mate (SAM) are offering you the chance to take part in a free 3-day music workshops.
Learn how to record and master your own music, whilst learning about drugs and how to take care of your mates.
Spots are LIMITED, so if you’re keen and want to record with the best then, Contact Josh NOW!
When: 17th-19th of April
Where: Sydney City
For more information contact Joshua on 0447 871 584, or at email@example.com