Juana_Reinoso_and_Adam_Liaw at the 2019 Premier’s Harmony Dinner held at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Juana_Reinoso_and_Adam_Liaw at the 2019 Premier’s Harmony Dinner held at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

CORE Community Services won the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on February 28.

Falah Abbo
Falah Abbo

Falah Abbo, who arrived in Australia from Iraq in 2014, approached CORE Community Services after he had been assisted by the settlement program, wanting to share his knowledge and use his skill of teaching.

Assyrian chefs in Blue Mountains restaurant
Assyrian chefs in Blue Mountains restaurant

On March 31, CORE Community Services Multicultural Communities team, in collaboration with Refugee Council of Australia, partnered with Blue Mountains restaurant “8Things” to share Assyrian culture beyond the Fairfield LGA.

ADSI IWD Awards
ADSI IWD Awards

Auburn Diversity Services Inc. (ADSi) awarded 15 female volunteers from CALD background at its International Women’s Day Celebration on March 7.

ADSI Community Leadership Roundtable
ADSI Community Leadership Roundtable

On March 22, Auburn Diversity Services Inc. (ADSi) assembled 32 local community leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds and experts on various disciplines to discuss topics of concern to local communities and strategies for community development.

Manning women build cross-cultural connections
Manning women build cross-cultural connections

On March 7 the Migrant Settlement Service (Manning Valley Neighbourhood Service) partnered with Manning Regional Art Gallery for a Women’s Week event: Building Cross Cultural Connections.

VIPs including the Mayor of Blacktown, local Indigenous elders, Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald and SydWest CEO and staff.
VIPs including the Mayor of Blacktown, local Indigenous elders, Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald and SydWest CEO and staff.

SydWest Multicultural Services led or participated in a number of Harmony Day events for 2019 — including Blacktown, Parramatta and St Marys.

Sydney Multicultural Community Services celebrates Harmony Day
Sydney Multicultural Community Services celebrates Harmony Day

Sydney Multicultural Community Services celebrated Harmony Day on March 26 at the Crows Nest Community Centre.

Beverly Hills Girls High School students
Beverly Hills Girls High School students

On Tuesday March 12, Advance Diversity Services (ADS) partnered with MAX Employment Rockdale to give 12 students from Beverly Hills Girls High School the chance to gain basic skills in how to prepare for jobs and interviews.

NSP photo collage
NSP photo collage

The NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP), a consortium of community organisations, has been approved as a provider of settlement services in NSW under the Department of Social Services’ Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) program.

A Thai women’s group enjoyed a basic accessory-making workshop at Advance Diversity Services while learning about the importance of recognising and responding to domestic and family violence
A Thai women’s group enjoyed a basic accessory-making workshop at Advance Diversity Services while learning about the importance of recognising and responding to domestic and family violence

On December 2, Advance Diversity Services’ Thai Women’s group enjoyed a basic accessory-making workshop while learning about the importance of recognising and responding to domestic and family violence.

Newcastle students visit Wauchope High School's ag plot
Newcastle students visit Wauchope High School's ag plot

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services, Northern Settlement Services and Newcastle Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre joined for a successful youth cultural exchange trip in November.

Cover of report Path to Nowhere
Cover of report Path to Nowhere

“Path to Nowhere”, a report released on December 10, draws attention to the obstacles faced by women experiencing family violence while living on temporary visas.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence banner
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence banner

The NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) and Settlement Services International are pleased to announce the launch the Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Community of Practice in Settlement to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Participants at the 20Voices Youth Symposium
Participants at the 20Voices Youth Symposium

Over 30 young people took part in the annual 20Voices Youth Symposium organised by the Youth Collective in September.

Covers of research reports
Covers of research reports

Links to reports, commentary and research on the NSW State Budget, employment, youth and migration.

Recipients of refurbished laptops
Recipients of refurbished laptops

It’s been a long road to get to Australia for 21-year-old Azim, who fled war-torn Afghanistan in 2013 and spent years in limbo before being granted a humanitarian visa and settling in Newcastle in 2017.

Friendship hikers
Friendship hikers

Gymea Community Aid and Information Service, in partnership with Advanced Diversity Services, last month held a friendship hike for 39 adults and children in the Royal National Park.

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