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Urban Education and Internship

The heartbeat of our Urban Education program is to:

  • Educate people about the challenges that exist in Sydney's inner-city marginalised communities, including homelessness, mental health and employment difficulties
  • Experience what we do and the community we serve in
  • Encourage participants to love their neighbour wherever they are

 

We do this in four main ways:

1. Urban HopeWalk

We take groups of about 10-15 for a walk through the community of Woolloomooloo.

We share stories, history and current realities of those living in the area.

You will see firsthand the contrast of living standards within the one area, and the segregation between the classes represented.

Our walks give people an insight into marginalised people groups in Sydney.

 

2. Night at the Cathedral

Come and spend an afternoon, evening and night in Woolloomooloo.

A Night at the Cathedral is an opportunity to discover how hard it can be for many of our homeless at night.

You will get a taste of the unpredictability of rough sleeping, whilst in the safety of a HopeStreet building.

This program includes a workshop and Urban HopeWalk as part of the experience.

 

3. Workshops

We have created workshops that helps participants understand marginalised people groups who are experiencing challenges and hardships on the edge of society.

These workshops are interactive and provide first hand insights into how difficult it can be for people in marginalised communities, to get out of their situations including the effect mental health can have on people.

Our workshops also look at social justice and what can be done to help others in any community.

 

4. We come to you

If you can’t make it to Woolloomooloo, we would love to come to your organisation, church or school and share about the community of inner Sydney with you.

We do this through workshops, speaking engagements and education seminars.

 

We invite all types of groups to experience our Urban Education Program:

  • Corporate Organisations
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Youth Groups
  • Churches
  • Any other group

Adam, our educator, loves nothing more than having a good chat, so give him a call on 0466 524 155 or email [email protected] .

 

Our Internship

Seeking a challenge that will inspire your faith and change your life? Looking for an opportunity to serve people?

 

Then a one year internship working alongside HopeStreet, in one of Sydney’s most economically marginalised areas, is the opportunity for you.

 

  • Experience: Be involved with HopeStreet’s community work in an urban setting. This includes the Café, Op Shop, Community Lunches and Urban Education. You will also work closely with Woolloomooloo Baptist Church.
  • Education:   Study a course of your choice that helps you grow in your understanding of faith and development work.
  • Immersion:   Be a part of long term community work that allows for genuine relationships and trust to be built.
  • Coaching:    The opportunity to learn and be coached by staff at HopeStreet in Ministry and Community Development work.

 

How does the Internship Work?

Weekly Requirements
1.  Study a relevant course of your choosing.
2.  Work placement at HopeStreet and Woolloomooloo Baptist Church 2 days per week.
3.  Employment outside of HopeStreet of your choosing 2-3 days per week. ie you have a job that supports you financially.
4.  Live in Woolloomooloo in our intern house.

 

Urban Education Experiences

  • Urban Mission Experiences  (2 weeks per year) - We will explore and experience other expressions of ministry and social justice outside of HopeStreet
  • Retreats (2 weekends per year) - While learning how to give and serve is important, we believe it is vital to take time out to reflect and refresh.

If you have any questions or need any additional info, then contact Adam, he loves nothing more than having a good chat, so give him a call on 0466 524 155 or email [email protected] .