LOST IN BOOKS Crowdfunding - GIVE NOW!

Our foundation, Think+DO Tank's Foundation, is currently raising money to open the doors on a beautiful and innovative project, LOST IN BOOKS, a multilingual children's bookshop, creative learning and language acquisition hub, with a twist. LOST IN BOOKS will also host a women's cafe where women can access bilingual workers skilled in providing assistance, including crisis assistance to women experiencing family and domestic violence. To watch our story, click here.

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Belonging - can we measure it?

Think+DO Tank was retained from June - September 2013 to help the Parramatta City Council explore what belonging means in its local government area, and how best to 'take its temperature' from time to time. We worked to develop a set of five indicators of belonging that will contribute to a broader framework of social indicators in support of Parramatta City Council's community strategic plans. 

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Community Citizens Training

Think+DO Tank collaborated with the Parramatta City Council and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) to develop an innovative package of citizenship training materials.

We are excited that Parramatta City Council will soon launch the materials on a Creative Commons Licence.

The training program was the product of experimenting with young people in community and school settings; and with migrants and refugees preparing themselves to assume Australian citizenship. We developed an innovative and "hands on" approach to giving participants an active understanding of governmental structures and ways in which they could participate in public life.

Congratulations to Tanya Owen (Community Capacity Building Officer) and her colleagues at the Parramatta City Council for supporting and developing this innovative program, soon to be released to help all of us to take a more active part in public life in Australia!   

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Human rights campaign evaluation

Think+DO Tank, working with The Miller Group, worked with the Australian Human Rights Commission to build its internal capacity to assess the impact of two national human rights campaigns:

We developed an evaluation and effectiveness strategy in close collaboration with the Commission's Race Discrimination Team and the Age Discrimination Team. 

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Young people envision their communities

The Think+DO Tank proposed a series of consultations with high school students in the Bankstown Local Government Area for the Bankstown City Council. The workshops were carried out between 1 September – 30 November 2009. We worked with over 250 students to uncover their desires for Bankstown, what they value in their communities and to educate them about the role of local, State and Commonwealth governments. A report was provided to Council in January 2010 and we look forward to helping Council to implement our recommendations.

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