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CEO message: We’re changing the date ourselves
CMY is proud to support ‘Change the Date Ourselves’ in 2023, as part of our ongoing commitment to reconciliation. We feel strongly that 26 January is not a day to celebrate.
CEO message: December
At the start of the month, the re-elected Andrews Labor Government announced the new Victorian Cabinet who will deliver on the Government’s election promises. CMY looks forward to continued partnership work with the State Government to support multicultural communities and young people to fully participate in Victorian community life.
International Volunteer Day celebrations
On Thursday, 1st of December, CMY celebrated International Volunteer Day by hosting an event to thank the dedicated volunteers who tirelessly support the young people involved in our programs.
More than just a program – South Sudanese young women changing lives
My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) is a project that was initiated by Tempest Alphonse, CMY’s Youth Leadership Project Officer with the Community Support Group (CSG) in Melbourne’s southeast.
Celebrating our first Seat at the Table graduates
The Seat at the Table (SAT) pilot program participants celebrated their achievements at the end of their 10-month Leadership Immersion Program.
CMY welcomes results of Victorian election; urges investment in young people
Victoria’s largest organisation supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), congratulates Daniel Andrews and welcomes the results of the 2022 Victorian state election.
CEO message: November
CMY welcomed the results of the 2022 Victorian State Election, and I congratulate Premier Daniel Andrews and all of the elected representatives. It is now crucial that the Government utilises its third term in power as an opportunity to be truly progressive, and commits to greater support and investment in young people across Victoria.
CEO message: State Election Platform and Federal Budget
Happy Diwali to those of you in our community who have been celebrating the festival of lights this week. I hope it has been a prosperous and hope-filled time for you and your family and friends. With the Victorian Election fast approaching, earlier this month we released CMY’s Election Policy Platform. Our platform calls on […]
Emmanuel Jal inspires young people to envision their purpose
As part of Victorian Youth Fest 2022, our ENVISION team held a morning of storytelling, spoken word, poetry and music.
4C’s: Cultivating Creative Cultures with Communities
This year, the 4C’s (Cultivating Creatives Cultures with Communities) celebrated 16 years since its Founder and Director Laitini Matautia-Ulugia started the program. The initiative has engaged students from diverse backgrounds and given them the opportunity to celebrate their heritage and culture in a student-led project. The Erdi Foundation has played a big part in this, […]
CMY urges investment in young people ahead of Victorian State Election
Ahead of the Victorian State Election on 26 November, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) has launched its Election Policy Platform outlining the key issues that require immediate action from an incoming government.
CEO Message: Events to inspire action for change
Happy Spring to everyone. The colourful blossoms in the air signal the changing of the seasons, warmer weather and greater opportunities for gatherings and events. Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of holding our first two in-person events in 2022. The eighth annual MY Education Awards was celebrated at Federation Square and streamed online, […]
Offering young women a Seat at the Table
On September 9th, CMY’s Seat at the Table program held a networking event at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. In recognition that networking plays a large role in supporting young women in their leadership journey, the event brought together young women and representatives from businesses across Victoria. Seat at the Table features a 10-month Leadership Immersion […]
Thriving Together at the 8th MY Education Awards
The first in-person MY Education Awards ceremony since the pandemic, saw Out-of-School-Hours Learning Support Program (OSHLSP) coordinators, volunteers, and young people across Victoria come together at ACMI
Victoria’s new five-year Youth Strategy promises a better future for young people
CMY welcomes the Victorian Government’s launch of ‘Our Promise, Your Future’, a new five-year Youth Strategy designed to make Victoria a better place for all young people to live.
CEO Message: CMY’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
Last week we had the pleasure of receiving formal endorsement of CMY’s inaugural Reflect Reconcilliation Action Plan (RAP) by Reconciliation Australia, and we are now delighted to share this important piece of work.
CEO message: Refugee Week
We celebrated Refugee Week from Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 June, with the theme for this year being one of ‘Healing’. It was an opportunity to raise awareness about the refugee experience, and to come together to celebrate the contributions people from refugee backgrounds make to the Australian community.
Youth Justice Reform Act Review final report release
The Youth Justice Reform Act Review Report was tabled in Parliament last month. CMY is committed to advocating for multicultural young people in youth justice settings, and contributed to the Review as a key stakeholder.
A night of appreciation for our dedicated volunteers
For National Volunteer Week 2022 – which fell on 16-22 May – various teams across CMY joined together to organise a Volunteer Appreciation Night. The aim of the event was to celebrate and thank our wonderful volunteers who are very much at the heart of everything we do at CMY.
CEO Message: Federal Election 2022
Targeted investment in young people is critical for Australia’s prosperity. We are now entering the final days of the election campaign. Like many of you, through our National body MYAN Australia, we have been busy advocating to all Parties to give greater focus and attention to multicultural young people.