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NSW Community Hub leaders came together in July for their regular school break team meeting.

NSW Community Hub leaders were issued with new signs at their team meeting in July.

Held at SSI head office in Ashfield, the meeting was an opportunity to celebrate past term achievements and share ideas and plans for the future.

The Community Hubs program is a national program working with local communities and governments to support refugees and new migrants as they achieve independence and become active community members.

There are Hubs in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. In NSW, where SSI is the designated support agency for Community Hubs, Hubs are located at primary schools in Parramatta, Bankstown and Blacktown local government areas.

Each Community Hub has been issued with a sign to place at its school gate to identify that school as a "Community Hub" school.

At the July meeting, Hub leaders were joined by social work students and Hub leaders from Queensland and the National Community Hubs team from Victoria.

NSW Community Hubs

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Four Brave Women: Summer Hill café empowers refugee entrepreneurs

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenFour Brave Women is open for business!

Developed as a joint initiative between The Trading Circle, a division of the charity Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, and SSI, Four Brave Women is a café and community space where refugees have the opportunity to create a sustainable income for themselves using their culinary skills. It is a creative and inclusive space that celebrates different cultures through food and art.

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