The Social Outfit

The Social Outfit is a new design school and retail store in Sydney’s inner West providing education, training and employment opportunities for young people from new migrant and refugee communities.

The program, which encourages a broad view of learning, offers training in all aspects of its operations in a culturally supportive work environment, while providing flexible learning choices to young people who are marginalised and disengaged from education.

The model, which is a combination of social enterprise and community development, is based on a similar and successful Melbourne based initiative, The Social Studio, which has been operating since 2009.

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We’re committed to best practice in social enterprise, creative learning, and community development for new migrant and refugee communities. We want to be a catalyst for real and sustained social change, both in the lives of the young people and the greater community.

Jackie Ruddock, Founder