“Our children and our grandchildren are our elders in universe time. They are born into a more complex, more evolved universe than we can experience or than we can know. It is our privilege to see that new world through their eyes.”
- Buckminster Fuller
We all benefit when we unlock the ingenuity, resourcefulness and optimism of young people. We want community and business connected to an army of young people who are big-hearted, imaginative and passionate about the possible – super-charged problem solvers with a doer’s orientation.
Our pioneering approach excels at:
Social Innovation Partnerships
Sarah takes great delight in building meaningful connections between young people, business and community.
Conor loves celebrating young people and their accomplishments, and recognises the value in collaboration between businesses and youth.
Matt has worked as an educator in schools for over 20 years and is a dab hand at designing great programs. Matt understands how to make the connections with schools stick.
Zoe is brilliant at building productive partnerships and making sure all aspects of a project are humming.
Futurist and Founding Director
Kieran is a futurist with deep expertise in place-based revitalisation.
Kieran continues to consult across the government, business, education, health and community sectors on future focussed strategy and innovation.
Masina’s strongest belief is that young people truly are the future of our society, and the best thing we can do is to provide them with the tools to flourish and be great. She feels that schools and communities can benefit from seeing young people as change assets, and with skills to harness to create new solutions to systemic problems.
“Through CIC, I want young people to discover and cultivate their skills to do crazy good and amazing things”.
For Tim, the concept of turning crazy good ideas into a reality is very real, as he has achieved recognition for industrial design projects at both state and national level. Tim believes the key to creating change is through creative problem solving.
Jacqueline is passionate about social change and entrepreneurship, having been involved in social change movements including the Global Leadership Program, One Girl and the Foundation for Young Australians. She believes that young people have the power to create global change.
“CIC represents a new era of ideation that is working to solve the key social issues of the 21st century”.
Developing creative solutions to today's most pressing social challenges and collaborating with other innovators are the things that motivate Nick everyday. Nick is passionate about supporting rising young leaders in tackling issues that matter.
“I’m looking forward to working with CIC and I hope to empower the upcoming generation of leaders and innovators and develop my own network of emerging professionals with whom I can continue to work alongside in the future”.
Jemima is a diagnosed dyslexic student, who was the dux of her school. She started her own company, Dyslexia Demystified, to support and empower young people with dyslexia, and has presented keynotes at more than 50 schools around Australia, and even in Japan.
“My hope is that CIC becomes this amazing collaborative community of young entrepreneurs, whose businesses work together to create meaningful social change”.
Lily aspires to be a key driver of change and is passionate about cultivating social impact. Lily has experience in a number of social enterprises, including as Head of Strategy with People of Purpose, the World Youth Forum, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
“'What excites me the most about CIC is the inherent recognition of the power of young people to enact change and CIC's role in building the capacity of young people to be at the forefront leading this change”.
Let's talk about young people stepping up to do crazy good.
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