At ACU, community engagement is important. So we operate and support a number of community engagement programs in Australia and overseas.
Each one provides our staff and our students the opportunity to live the University’s Mission, and contribute to the common good of the global community.
Strathfield Conversation Club
The Conversation Club Program, initiated in 2010, is a weekly program aimed at tackling under-employment in the Strathfield local government area by reducing social isolation experienced by non-English speaking local residents and building a sense of community. The program is delivered in partnership with Strathfield Council and Metro Assist.
Chatterbox Café is a weekly program for local residents and parents looking to improve their English language skills. The program is delivered in partnership with Strathfield Council and Homebush Public School.
Special Tutoring Assistance Program (STAP)
Special Tutoring Assistance Program (STAP) is an after-school program aimed at helping students from various cultural and migrant backgrounds with their homework. STAP is a partnership between ACU, Metro Assist and Homebush Public School.
Kicking Goals Together
Founded in 2016, Kicking Goals Together (KGT) is a sport for development program that operates on the Brisbane Campus. KGT involves a soccer tournament running for 16 weeks in Semesters 1 and 2, and includes teams from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and international student cohorts.
Kedron State High School Homework Support Club
Kedron State High School is located in Brisbane’s northside and has a large population of youth from refugee and migrant backgrounds. ACU Engagement partners with the school in supporting an afternoon homework club where students from these backgrounds can receive support for their homework tasks and assignments. Many of these students have been in Australia for less than five years.
Atherton Gardens Homework Support Program
The Atherton Gardens Homework Support program is a partnership between ACU and The Smith Family, and offers weekly after school homework support to local primary school students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and refugee backgrounds.
Read To Learn Program
The Read To Learn Program (RTL) supports primary school children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and refugee backgrounds, who have also been identified as requiring additional support to develop their reading and literacy skills.
Igniting Capacities: Live.Give.Learn
Igniting Capacities: Live. Give. Learn. is a two-week community engagement opportunity in Thailand that is delivered in partnership with Challenges Abroad Australia. ACU students in NSW have the opportunity to teach English in Thailand and engage in a range of extra-curricular activities in local primary and secondary government and community schools.
Page last updated: 2018-02-16
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