Cire Services is delighted to be a finalist in the social change maker category of the 2019 Telstra Business Awards.
Our progress in the award program demonstrates Cire’s credibility as a social change maker and our continuously growing strength and reach in the sector. Winners are expected to be announced in the second part of 2019.
The prestigious awards are now in their 27th year with the social change maker category celebrating organisations that have positive social impact at ‘the core of their purpose’.
Being part of the program highlights Cire’s work as one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in the Yarra Ranges Shire and the diverse needs of residents of all ages that we try to address through our core operations.
Cire is proud of its reputation for providing flexible learning opportunities, education and training and a depth and breadth of community programs and services to help meet the needs of, and empower, people of all ages through the Yarra Ranges and beyond.
Our credibility is further reinforced by the partnerships we enjoy with local, state and federal government bodies and other organisations and philanthropic endeavours through funding and in-kind support and joint projects.
Cire operates across sites in Lilydale, Yarra Junction, Mount Evelyn and Chirnside Park, as well as through outreach. Our core services are:
- Cire Community School which has pioneered successful educational options and approaches for Years 7 to 12 students requiring an alternative to mainstream schooling.
- Cire Children’s Services which delivers long day care including integrated kindergarten programs; occasional care; outside school hours care as well as other family and children’s services such as a range of playgroups.
- Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which delivers accredited and non-accredited short courses and Vocational Education and Training (VET).
- Cire Community Hubs which offer a diverse range of programs and services in a welcoming and inclusive environment at Yarra Junction and Chirnside Park (formerly Kimberley Place).
Cire has enjoyed a particularly exciting start to 2019. Our corporate services and Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation, are now based in offices at 211 Main Street, Lilydale. This has given more space for our Community School and Children’s Services at their Mount Evelyn campuses, as well as creating a dedicated location for our Community Hub at Yarra Junction.
Equally exciting, Cire commenced operating Chirnside Park Community Hub at the start of the year at the invitation of Yarra Ranges Council. Our Mount Evelyn campus was developed after Council invited Cire to take over Morrison House in 2014.