What’s possible when your school is a community hub?
The model was initiated by the Colman Foundation who initially made a 10 year, $5M commitment to Doveton College, VIC and worked with other philanthropy and service providers, to develop an integrated, place-based, family-focused community hub as a core part of the school.
The Our Place model places the local school at the heart of the community and brings together the best quality resources and opportunities so that these children, adults and families have what they need to thrive. While children are engaged in learning their parents can take up opportunities that lead to jobs and for the community.
Doveton College’s success had led to the Our Place model being rolled out in an additional 10 communities across Victoria in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training.