Providing life-long learning & social support for the community, Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley ([email protected]) is a vibrant and strong Neighbourhood House that has been operating for over 37 years. We are the only not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation operating within the City of Whitehorse, specialising in the provision of accredited educational courses for people with low literacy and numeracy skills. Our courses are designed to help learners gain the confidence and skills needed to look for a job or go on to further study. In addition, [email protected] provides an extensive range of low cost social and recreational activities such as yoga, strength training, poetry, dancing, singing, music, line dancing, and creative writing. We also operate a large occasional childcare centre 5 days a week. We use the community development model of practise that encourages community participation and development of partnerships/networks to address disadvantage and social exclusion/isolation. [email protected] is managed by a volunteer committee of management, has a staff of 21 part-time workers, and many more casual tutors. The House is strongly reliant on volunteers, and we currently have over 20 volunteers who drive our community bus, maintain our garden, clean our kitchen, assist in class rooms, and provide reception/administrative support.
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