This is the last week to participate in the 2018 clothing drive in support of the Dress for Success and Wear for Success programs. These important programs strive to empower disadvantaged women and men to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help thrive in work and life.
We are collecting donations of:
Smart casual clothing suitable for work or job interviews:
Suits, shirts, dresses, pants, skirts etc.
For men or women.
Well maintained and clean, without rips, tears or fading.
All sizes needed (plus sizes particularly desirable).
Accessories Good condition handbags, shoes, belts and accessories.
Don’t miss your chance to tell us what matters to you
The ACU Staff Community Engagement Activity Survey aims to capture the scale, diversity and type of community engagement activities undertaken by staff.
We are interested in what you do at work, and what you do outside work – so we can understand the areas and issues that are important to the ACU community, and acknowledge the generosity of our staff. We want to learn about the many ways our staff are creating impact through empathy so that we can continue to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with communities.
Ten $50 Coles/Myer gift cards will be randomly awarded to staff completing the survey.
The survey closes Friday 14 September and all ACU staff are encouraged to participate.
Scholarship opportunity for 'engaged' undergraduates
Do you know a high-performing first-year student with a passion for community engagement?
We are delighted to announce that applications for the ACU Community Engagement Scholarship are now open.
Established in 2018 the Community Engagement Scholarship is a two-year program that recognises and rewards students who demonstrate commitment to ongoing development of their knowledge and skills in community engagement.
Community Engagement Scholars take on a large commitment during the two years of the program and
are provided with:
A work space and access to a computer in the ACU Engagement office.
An ACU Engagement mentor throughout their participation in the program.
Access to all ACU Engagement seminars, workshops and other community engagement learning opportunities.
The opportunity to give a presentation on their learnings to our community partners and senior ACU Staff at the end-of-year seminar.
My name is Jael Rincon and I am the communications officer – ACU Engagement in Melbourne. I come to ACU with a strong background in communications, marketing and design. I am passionate about the power of stories to spark research and its social impact.
Since I arrived in Australia, I immersed myself in collaborations with my local community and I am glad that I have nurtured opportunities for people in need.
Previously, I worked as a digital communications officer at the Victoria State Government, at RMIT University and at La Trobe University where I created driven content for a broad range of audiences.
I am delighted to join the ACU Engagement team at ACU. Please feel free to pop in and say hello, I look forward to working with you!
Community engagement opportunities for staff
ACU Engagement is committed to ensuring that all ACU staff and students have the opportunity to make a contribution to their community that is feasible and meaningful to them, whilst meeting community needs in a way that is valuable and respectful. For a full list of community engagement opportunities for staff you can visit our Workplace group. Be sure to become a member to stay up to date with future opportunities.
For more information, to register your interest for an opportunity, or if you are aware of more opportunities you think we should know about, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org