Blog: Computer Clubhouse Archives - YWCA Canberra

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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Clubhouse AV Studio launch 12

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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Computer-Clubhouse AARNet

Computer Clubhouse provides young people with access to technology
27 May 2015

This post was first published on AARNet News on May 22 2015.  It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed since AARNet joined forces with YWCA Canberra to establish the first Computer Clubhouse in the ACT, the third of its kind in Australia. YWCA Canberra believes everyone has the right to contribute to and […]

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Computer Clubhouse grows
24 April 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has seen Lach Howarth, our Clubhouse Coordinator, running regular outreach sessions with Calwell High School and Wanniassa School Senior Campus. The sessions are being run in community spaces within the school, such as the library and the wellbeing rooms, and involve up to 10 students at a time. During the […]

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