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Youthworx 10 year Anniversary celebration

Posted by mgrenmel

Jon Staley, Youthworx CEO Last night, Rob H, Mark, Ollie, Holly, Kim and myself attend Youthworx celebration. It was fantastic to see the transformation of the first floor, now a useful training and office area, which was achieved by the great work Rob Heslev and his team who made it possible. Please see the pictures […] Read More »

Good Cycles Update

Posted by mgrenmel

Cory Boardman (Product and Membership Manager),Tony Morgan (SVPM), Liam Crowley (General Manager), Leah Rushford (Communications), Donovan (Lead Trainer), Kelly Latham (Street Operations Manager) Good Cycles Update – Tony Morgan Tony has been helping Liam and the team with the project management of their various moves. Almost all their operations are moving premises over the next […] Read More »

Autism Now – Social Venture Partners Melbourne thanks you.

Posted by mgrenmel

Our special guest Graeme Simsion discussing The Rosie Project Trilogy.   Guests were lucky to hear from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Trilogy, who explained a little about his books and the main character Don Tillman.  After which, our panel, conveyor Julie Robertson (Specialisterne Australia), Catherine Kirby (Kids Like Us) and Chris Varney (ICAN […] Read More »

New Investee – Youth Live4Life

Posted by mgrenmel

L-R: Tony Morgan (SVPM), Pauline Neil (Macedon Ranges Shire Council), Cr Janet Pearce (Mayor, Macedon Ranges Shire Council), Rebecca Morecroft  (Youth Live4Life), Paula Giles (SVPM), Bernard Galbally (CEO, Youth Live4Life), Mark Jankelson (Chair, SVPM) Youth Live4Life is based in the Macedon Ranges shire. It runs a proven community based model for suicide prevention, developed from the ground up, […] Read More »

New Investee – Kids Like Us

Posted by mgrenmel

Kids Like Us is the only organisation in Australia to offer a comprehensive support structure and a sense of belonging for twice-exceptional students through the provision of learning and emotional support, advocacy and peer-to-peer support. They work with twice-exceptional youth, who are gifted children with learning differences / disabilities, enabling them to achieve their potential in […] Read More »

Youthworx Update

Posted by mgrenmel

Late in 2018 the ground level of Youthworx‘ Tinning St Brunswick premises became vacant. “It would be so great if we could afford to take this space”, said Jon Staley, Executive Manager of Youthworx. But while the rent was not impossible, it was the fitout that was going to break the plan. The architects had […] Read More »

Investee update

Posted by waynesaunders

The evening of 12th September 2018 saw two exciting not-for-profit organisations present to the SVP partners as potential investees for 2019 and beyond. The two organisations were Youth Live4Life, a youth suicide prevention NFP, and Kids Like Us, an organisation that works with twice exceptional youth (2e) to create opportunities for their future. Youth Live4Life is based […] Read More »