Case Study

Les Twentyman Foundation

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We have worked with the Les Twentyman Foundation for six years spanning 2014 to present day. Throughout this time, we have conducted numerous evaluations of their work with vulnerable young people in the west of Melbourne, a significant proportion of whom are people migrating and seeking asylum from African countries.

As part of our work we undertook an SROI evaluation of the Les Twentyman Foundation’s portfolio of programs. The findings were communicated as one of the first Social Return On Investment evaluations to be produced on film (see video link above).

Our work has also included providing strategic support to the Board and Executive Team and continue to support their internal capacity building to understand and communicate the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of their programs.

Most recently we have evaluated and developed a sustainable business model for their EMBRACE program, which is being rolled out in schools across Melbourne.

One of the recent iterations of the EMBRACE program was 'EMBRACE – The Musical', providing skill and leadership development to young people with an interest in the creative industries.

Positive Futures is an early intervention, personal development and support program targeted at young people exhibiting signs of disengaging from their education, and who might also be at risk of homelessness, trauma or distress. One of our biggest achievements in this program is the active engagement our youths exhibit in their personal growth after they participate. They feel like part of a supportive community and they feel good about their future. We're very grateful to Think Impact who have worked on the evaluation of Positive Futures.

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