Blog: Computer Clubhouse

Community transformation and creativity at the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
8 May 2018

On Wednesday 2 May we hosted 120 people at QT Hotel for the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The Breakfast not only marks World YWCA Day, but also sees the announcement of the Great Ydeas Small Grants program recipients, and fundraises for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse; a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) program […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – Richardson Primary School and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse
17 January 2018

Richardson Primary School is a key partner and supporter of the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse since its establishment in 2014. We recently spoke to Richardson Primary School Principal Anna Wilson, to find out what the Clubhouse means to her, and why she believes that it’s crucial to provide opportunities for young people to collaborate, communicate, and think […]

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Bridging the digital divide: Supporting young people matters
10 January 2018

YWCA Canberra is calling on the ACT Government to ensure vulnerable young people receive the support and opportunities they desperately need to participate in the workforce of the future. The ACT is one of the most poorly performing jurisdictions when it comes to equity in educational outcomes for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Our experience […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Australia 21 and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse
24 November 2017

On Monday 11 September, I attended and participated in the first ‘Making Our Future Work’ Workshop hosted by national think tank Australia 21 in conjunction with Young Australia 21.   The event   This workshop was the first of its kind and provided the chance to hear the voices of young Australians, like myself, aged 16-25 […]

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Celebrating the Clubhouse: Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week 2017
23 November 2017

On Tuesday 22 November, we launched our third YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Impact Report at a celebratory event, with generous grant funding from Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week. The launch provided us with the perfect opportunity to bring our partners together to say thank you and acknowledge the amazing outcomes that we have achieved together. We […]

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The impact of opportunity – YWCA Canberra’s Clubhouse
13 February 2017

A little over two years ago, YWCA Canberra took a big leap in partnership with Richardson Primary School, to open the ACT’s first ever Clubhouse. Based on the global Clubhouse model, which was founded in Boston in 1993, we opened a free, out-of-school learning space that connects young people in Tuggeranong with access to the […]

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The year in review – Frances Crimmins, Executive Director, YWCA Canberra
12 October 2016

  Our 2016 AGM was held on Monday 10 October, bringing together more than 80 members, staff and friends to celebrate our achievements, and elect new board members. I’m pleased to share with you some of our key areas of impact, and highlights from the 2015-16 year, which you can find out more about in […]

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The YWCA Clubhouse connects young women to robotics!
12 August 2016

(Originally published on the YWCA Clubhouse blog.) This term, the Tech Time Workshops have provided a great opportunity for eight young women to participate in an introductory course in robotics, using Lego Mindstorms EV3. The Workshops were made possible through an ACT National Science Week Seed Grant. Over six sessions, participants were split into two teams, and […]

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My Tech Freeze – Hala Batainah, Federal Director at Microsoft and YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Ambassador
27 June 2016

Hala Batainah is the Federal Director at Microsoft, and a passionate ambassador for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse. To support the Tech Freeze Appeal, the self-confessed technology devotee relinquished tech for weekend. Here, she shares what she learned. It’s not too late to sponsor Hala – head to her EveryDay Hero page to donate, with all funds raised going directly to the […]

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AV studio gives future filmmakers and musicians a head start at the Clubhouse
3 August 2015

It’s hard to believe the YWCA Computer Clubhouse has been open for less than a year – arriving for the launch of our audio-visual production studio on Thursday 30 July, there were so many members in the space, busy working on their projects, that the room was crowded and full of energy! The YWCA Computer […]

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