Melbourne City FC’s charity arm, City in the Community has today released the results of its latest Social Impact Report, conducted by La Trobe University.
The report analyses the impact of six CITC programmes; three for young people (I Speak Football, Homework Club and Yarra Pathways) and three for adults (City Sisters, City Pathways to Employment and City at Work).
Over the course of 2018, CITC and its 300 Young Leaders delivered 18 social impact programmes to 18,000 young participants in addition to 680 inactive mothers and 1,300 inactive older adults.
Melbourne City FC Head of Community, Sue Crow, said the impact of City in the Community programmes benefitted both adults and younger people in social inclusion and employment.
“We see, feel and hear the incredible impact of the City in the Community programmes daily, but it is vital to properly measure the impact of our work to ensure that we are always responding to the needs of the community to the best of our ability.
“We are also able to compare this research with similar research done by our sister charity’s in Manchester and New York, sharing best practice and ensuring the highest standards of our work.
“We are incredibly proud of the work of our Young Leaders and of everyone involved with CITC and look forward to an even brighter future. The charity is always growing and is a fundamental part of what Melbourne City FC stands for.”
The full list of City in the Community programmes is below, while the full Social Impact Report, conducted by La Trobe University, can be found HERE.
Established in 2015, City in the Community was introduced with a mission to use the power of football to improve the lives of under-served Melbournians.