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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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