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Young Locals Shape Global Initiative image

Cisco, a global IT and networking company with 70,000 employees across 90 countries has partnered with ACRE and the students of north east Victoria. Cisco has developed an animated learning program called the Global Problem Solvers which promotes social entrepreneurship in the classroom. It has a global audience of Year 4 to 8 students. ( After learning of ACRE’s ground-breaking work in schools with the Social Enterprise Schools initiative, Cisco approached ACRE to collaborate. Social Enterprise Schools teaches students the business skills necessary to develop enterprises which solve social, cultural or environmental issues. Students create and run their own enterprises as part of the initiative. ACRE’s lead education researcher, Dr Michelle Anderson is working with north east Victorian students to provide insights and feedback to Cisco’s Global Problem Solvers and how the series can be ...

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SEWF 2019 Australian Bursary Fund – NOW OPEN standard

If you have been championing the social enterprise sector in Australia, it doesn't matter where you're from, this could be a great opportunity for you! A chance to attend the Ethiopian Social Enterprise World Forum in October 2019. It's specifically for those committed to growing the sector to make it truly national. Check it out! # #socent #socialenterprise Philanthropy Australia are looking  for up to 20 current and emerging Australian social enterprise leaders to explore "local traditions and fresh perspectives" at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019, in Addis Ababa. The SEWF is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. It is the main platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating ...

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Are country kids being left behind? image

The Age 11 June 2019: 'We're in a bubble': Country kids left behind as education gap widens This article published in The Age, articulates exactly what ACRE is about - in an age where quality education should be so accessible rural kids are not getting the same opportunities as their city peers. ACRE exists to build a thriving rural Australia through igniting entrepreneurship in young people and their communities and we are always looking for collaborators that care about the education of country ...

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Funding Announcement for Business Incubator in Beechworth – a first for Regional Victoria! image

Entrepreneurs, innovators and start up businesses from across North East Victoria and Southern NSW are set to benefit after ACRE was awarded a federal government grant of $491,000 to establish a business incubator as part of the government’s $23 million Incubator Support initiative. Breakout Accelerator is a partnership between ACRE and SecondMuse which is a collaboration agency focused on high-impact ecosystem incubation. Centred around the creation of a new incubator at the Old Beechworth Goal, ACRE’s Breakout Accelerator program is designed to leverage regional, national and international networks in order to open up and introduce regional and rural startup entrepreneurs to the broad innovation ecosystem. The funding was announced by Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology with the ACRE project ...

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How do you make the change that you want to see in the world? video

Join the Beechworth Festival of Change from 1st - 4th April and build skills, networks and ideas to help create positive social and environmental change. A full program of events taking place across different venues in Beechworth with many of these filling up fast. Sign up, be inspired, learn new skills, create connections, make the change! As part of the program of events CEO and founder of ACRE will share the inspiring tale of the transformation of the Old Beechworth Gaol as part of the Community Asset Ownership Walking Tour: When: ​ 3:45–4:45pm Wednesday 3 April, Old Beechworth Gaol. The walking tour is free with your Festival Pass, but bookings required:… The community asset ownership walking tour will take participants on a guided tour of ...

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