11 May, 2023
The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) welcomes seven new Aboriginal Community Connectors, who have begun their work at various locations across NSW.
The Aboriginal Community Connector initiative is led by the Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO), and aims to increase the number of Aboriginal students completing their HSC while maintaining their cultural identity. It is funded by the NSW Department of Education and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The Community Connectors link students in Years 10-12 and their families with local culturally-appropriate services to support and re-engage students in their education, increase their learning outcomes and improve HSC pathways. They work in partnership to develop a unique tailored plan to help each student develop confidence and address challenges, so they can reach their learning and employment goals.
The new Aboriginal Community Connectors are:
The Community Connectors join Casey Howard in Tamworth whose strong local connections have enabled her to build positive and successful relationships with students and their families, and Aboriginal staff in schools.
Please join NSWALC in welcoming the new Aboriginal Community Connectors as they begin their journeys to assist Aboriginal students to fully engage with their educational, cultural and life aspirations.