The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence works with its Pathway Partners to deliver programs around our four pathways of arts and culture, health and wellness, learning and innovation and sport and recreation to young Indigenous Australians.
AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) is a not-for-profit Indigenous Corporation. AIME provides a six-year Mentoring Program for Indigenous Australian students to access while undertaking their high school studies from Year 7 through to Year 12. AIME partners university student volunteers in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a high school Indigenous student, for an hour a week over the course of a 17-week program. AIME's goals are to improve Year 10 completion rates, Year 12 completion rates and university admission rates for all participating students. AIME’s Sydney offices are located in Gadigal House on the NCIE campus. As an NCIE Pathway Partner, AIME also utilises our campus and facilities to run a learning centre for local Indigenous students. For more information visit: www.aimementoring.com or call 9319 0439.
Carriageworks produces and presents a diverse, multi-disciplinary program that explores contemporary ideas and issues by working with local and international artists from a range of cultures and communities. The partnership between Carriageworks and the NCIE focuses on developing pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders into the cultural industries. For more information visit: www.carriageworks.com.au
Exodus Foundation Tutorial Centre
Founded by the enigmatic Reverend Bill Crews in 1995, the Exodus Foundation Tutorial Centre provides intensive literacy education to students who are struggling to stay in the mainstream school system and who are often experiencing difficulties at home. Developed in conjunction with Macquarie University, the program demonstrates that highly structured learning delivered in an environment characterised by nurture and encouragement can enable any child to develop an enjoyment of learning and a clearer sense of purpose. The aim of the program is to bridge the literacy gap and enable the students to return to their school within a 20-week period. The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence will provide classroom facilities for 60 students to participate in this ground breaking education program. For more information visit: http://www.billcrews.com.au/htm/exodus_frontpage.htm or call 9698 1907
Foundation for Young Australians
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) provides a national platform of respect and opportunity for the best ideas and actions that young Australians have to offer. The organisation believes that all young people have the courage, imagination and will to shape their education and create social change. The FYA is a national, independent, non-profit organisation dedicated solely to young people. www.fya.org.au
Indigenous Land Corporation
The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) was established by an act of Parliament as Commonwealth Statutory Authority with land acquisition and land management functions. The ILC has a mandate to assist Indigenous people acquire and manage land to provide them with social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits. The ILC purchased the site of the old Redfern Public School and funded the construction of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence to create a vibrant, important and national centre that will change the lives of young people and assist them to reach their full potential. For more information visit: www.ilc.gov.au
Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team
Established in 1991 by a group of Rugby Enthusiasts, the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team aims to affect positive change for young Indigenous men and women in the sport of rugby union. By identifying and coaching talented young players, the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team helps young people achieve their dreams through development camps, educational scholarships and mentoring. Named in honour of the first Indigenous footballer to represent Australia in rugby union and first Indigenous barrister, the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence is very proud to be a venue of choice for Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team’s future programs. For more information visit: www.lloydmcdermott.com.au
In 1995 former rugby league star David Liddiard established the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) - a not-for-profit, wholly Aboriginal governed organisation operating to encourage the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth by using sport as a vehicle to influence health and education. NASCA uses role models, leadership figures and trained professionals to implement a range of programs across Australia for Aboriginal students and young people. These programs encourage school attendance and promote self-confidence. They also encourage participants to take pride in their history and culture, inspire positive lifestyle choices and choose meaningful career paths. For more information visit: www.nasca.com.au or call 8399 3071
Stronger Smarter Institute
The Stronger Smarter Institute is a group of people committed to changing the tide of low expectations in Indigenous Education. Their motto is 'Stronger and Smarter' –strong in our hearts, proud of our identity, solid in our community – and smartin the way we do things, focussed on high achievement, determined to succeed. Part of the Education Faculty of the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) and based at QUT’s Caboolture campus, the Institute is an innovative partnership between Education Queensland and QUT. www.strongersmarter.com.au
The YMCA will operate the Eora Campus Accommodation and the Eora Sports, Arts and Recreation Centre at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. The YMCA is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected not for profit organisations with a history extending over 155 years. In everything that they do, the YMCA aims to build strong people, strong families and strong communities. For more information visit: www.ymcasydney.org