The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA
The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series - Linh Nguyen

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series - Linh Nguyen

April 9, 2019

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events.

Master of Marketing student Linh Nguyen completed the McCusker Centre for Citizenship's Global Exchange Program at The University of Otago where she worked on marketing and communications for the university's Student Volunteer Centre. 

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series - Grace Roberts

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series - Grace Roberts

March 26, 2019

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events.

Grace Roberts recently completed a Masters in International Development at the University of Western Australia. Grace completed an internship in 2019 through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA at the social enterprise Pollinate Energy, in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India  where she worked on a project aimed at giving women from urban slum communities the opportunity to sell low value but high need products in their communities to gain an income.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series - Emma Oxenburgh and Shakira Donovan

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series - Emma Oxenburgh and Shakira Donovan

March 15, 2019

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events.

Shakira Donovan recently completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at the University of Western Australia. Shakira completed an internship in 2017 through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA at the international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, in New York City where she worked on their Global Health campaign.

Emma Oxenburgh recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing, Political Sciences and International Relations. Emma completed an internship in 2018 through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA at the international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, in New York City to work on their Women and Girls campaign.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Antonella Segre, ConnectGroups

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Antonella Segre, ConnectGroups

March 14, 2019

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship partners with over 250 not-for-profit, community and government organisations to host UWA student interns.

Since 1983, ConnectGroups have provided practical assistance to both new and established groups to support their effective management and role in the community. ConnectGroups promotes the philosophy and practice of peer support throughout Western Australia. Fostering empowerment among Self Help and Support Groups allows people dealing with stressful life problems and situations to share their experiences and to offer emotional and practical support to one another.

Antonella Segre has been the chief executive of ConnectGroups for more than 10 years, coming from a similar role in a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the brokering of federal funds to run projects for children at risk of disengaging from education and training. She has travelled extensively and held various positions all over the world before she turned her passion to ConnectGroups. She has 27 years’ experience working within the corporate, community and training and education sectors and boasts a proven track record for successful completion of projects, funding opportunities and developing partnerships and networks within the government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation and student series - Adam Nankin, Inclusion Solutions and Jehu Dagohoy

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation and student series - Adam Nankin, Inclusion Solutions and Jehu Dagohoy

December 11, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship partners with over 250 not-for-profit, community and government organisations to host UWA student interns

Inclusion Solutions work to facilitate, educate and influence individuals, organisations and communities on the benefits of social inclusion. They develop programs that connect people at risk of social exclusion and isolation with their own communities.

Adam Nankin is an Inclusion Consultant and part of a great team at Inclusion Solutions. Adam has 10 years’ experience in the sport and recreation industry working primarily in the non-for-profit sector. Through his work with Inclusion Solutions, Adam understands and values the immense power of social inclusion and how the ability to attain a valued role in society empowers individuals and communities. Adam works with local government authorities, state sporting associations, community organisations and community members to promote and educate the importance of inclusion of all people.   

Jehu Dagohoy completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and English and Cultural Studies and Diploma in Modern Languages (French Studies) in 2018. Jehu completed his internship at Inclusion Solutions where he worked on marketing and branding their programs, wrote grant applications and attended meetings with local governments and businesses that gave him an insight into developing partner relationships.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Wendy Simpson, Ngala

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Wendy Simpson, Ngala

December 10, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship partners with over 250 not-for-profit, community and government organisations to host UWA student interns. 

With over 125 years’ history, Ngala has an established reputation as a credible source of child development information, parenting support and professional development. Ngala is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides community services and programs in Perth and the Midwest and Gascoyne regions of WA. In 2007, Ngala established a research agenda and built partnerships with universities and other key organisations to promote and build on the evidence-base for early childhood and parenting knowledge and practice.

Wendy Simpson has been with Ngala for two years and is currently Research Officer for the Research Unit. Wendy’s previous employment was in the disability sector, aged care and community services, in positions with HR, management and as an educator. Currently undertaking at PhD with a focus on disability, Wendy has completed a Master’s degree, Graduate Certificate in Public Health and a Bachelor of Social Science.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Maria Collazos, Save the Children Australia

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Maria Collazos, Save the Children Australia

December 10, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship  partners with over 250 not-for-profit, community and government organisations to host UWA student interns. 

Save the Children give a powerful voice to children and champion their rights. As a global organisation, in 2017 Save the Children directly reached more than 56 million children in 121 countries.

Maria Collazos is the Project Design and Development Officer at Save the Children Australia. Maria works to strengthening the quality of program delivery through effective design of program logics and impact evaluation frameworks. Maria works at a strategic and an operational level, bringing together theory and practice. She has special interested in applying design thinking, human centred design and behavioural science in the development of community programs. Maria has played a central role in designing the systemic evaluation framework of the Youth Partnership Project. This framework has been developed applying a developmental and economic evaluation approach. 

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Angie Perkins, Zonta House

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Angie Perkins, Zonta House

November 29, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship partners with over 250 not-for-profit, community and government organisations to host UWA student interns. 

Zonta House Refuge Association Inc. provide refuge and accommodation, holistic support services and education to women who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing family and domestic violence, homelessness and other life crises.

Angie Perkins is the Service Delivery Manager at Zonta House Refuge Association Inc. Angie has been working in the community service industry for 15 years and has worked in a variety of roles in the not-for-profit and Government sector. Angie has worked in areas focusing on drug and alcohol, pharmacotherapy , homelessness, mental health and domestic and family violence. Angie has comprehensive community service and social welfare qualifications and has a passion for women’s and children’s welfare and rights.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Vicki-Tree Stephens, Youth Involvement Council

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s partner organisation series - Vicki-Tree Stephens, Youth Involvement Council

November 22, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship partners with over 250 not-for-profit, community and government organisations to host UWA student interns. 

The Youth Involvement Council (YIC) is the primary youth organisation delivering programs to young people in Hedland and surrounding areas. The various YIC programs target 5-25 year old's who are considered to be at risk, homeless (or at imminent risk of homelessness), disadvantaged or in need of general support. 

Originally trained as a bi-lingual teacher in New Zealand, Vicki-Tree found herself in Hedland after a period of teaching and youth work in Mulan and Balgo (Kimberly Region) over the summer of 2005. In 2006, she decided to settle in Hedland and worked at the Youth Accommodation Program (YAP) which is a homelessness facility for young people run by the Youth Involvement Council (YIC). She continued to work across the programs at YIC for five years before being appointed as CEO at the end of 2010.

She holds qualifications in education, Maori law and philosophy, management and governance and most recently completed a post graduate certificate in social impact at UWA after securing a scholarship from BHP. Under Vicki's leadership the YIC has completed two infrastructure projects worth almost $15m and increased funding for programs by 100%. Her collaborative approach to leadership ensures that end-users, the team and the board are all involved in the strategic direction of the organisation and program content.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series – Riley Dolman

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s student series – Riley Dolman

November 20, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events.

Riley recently completed a Bachelor of Science (Sports Science, Exercise and Health) at the University of Western Australia. With a particular interest in AFL, Riley completed his practicum placement at the West Coast Eagles Football Club and successful applied for an internship with Fair Game through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA.

Through his internship, Riley delivered recycled sporting equipment and fitness programs to under-serviced remote Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. After travelling to Karijini National Park to run sport programs for local children from Tom Price, Karratha and Port Hedland, Riley became interested in sports development and he plans to return to UWA as a postgraduate student.

Since completing his internship, Riley has undertaken leadership training with Fair Game and is on Fair Game’s board of directors and is a member of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA’s Student Advisory Committee through which he encourages students to be active members of their communities.