The Common Social – social enterprise cafe for refugee & migrant youth
Refugee, asylum seeker and migrant youth face the greatest challenges in securing stable employment. Lets help them break the cycle of disadvantage.
In the City of Maribyrnong where the cafe will be located, the suburb of Braybrook has a youth unemployment rate of 29.8% – that’s nearly one third! This is closely followed by Footscray with 20.1% and Maidstone with 19.8%.
Education and experience is invaluable so help us open the door to new opportunities. Lets make a difference!
Help us create a social enterprise cafe that will provide training, work experience, mentoring and employment to refugee & migrant youth. All profits will be reinvested back into TF’s other programs.
Tomorrow Foundation provides a range of developmental services to refugee and migrant children and youth between the ages of 5 to 18. Our mission is to provide directly tailored services that empower, build knowledge and develop confidence in refugee and migrant children. Our programs have a focus on educational and social development, as well as health and wellbeing.
Established in 2012, Tomorrow Foundation has evolved from a community group running a homework club at a local school to opening Victoria’s first Refugee Migrant Children Centre in early 2016. Our range of programs are run by a passionate and dedicated team, in partnership with referring community and governmental organisations.
But we’ve identified a key issue affecting refugee & migrant youth in Australia
The transition from school to employment is a challenging and daunting transitional phase. Refugee, migrant and asylum seeker youth encounter additional barriers and often lack the knowledge of the Australian labour market, and the networks that can facilitate finding employment.
Young people tend to suffer higher unemployment rates than adults, although those that face the greatest challenges to both labour market entry and sustained participation include those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and who are newly arrived migrants.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
The Common Social Cafe will create independence, sustainability, growth and long-term impact for the refugee and migrant children and youth we support. It will not only prepare youth for the workforce, the profits The Common Social generates will also ensure all the programs of Tomorrow Foundation will continue to make a life changing impact.
The Common Social will provide hands-on hospitality training, work experience, guidance and employment opportunities to over 50 refugees, asylum seeker and migrant youth each year. It will also facilitate networking and mentoring opportunities with industry professionals.
This initiative is a long-lasting investment that will change people’s lives from the ages of five all the way up until adulthood.
Pledge your support
We need $25,000 for start up costs to develop this young green coffee bean of an idea into a roasted, aromatic reality!
These costs are such things as permits and registration, insurance, remodelling, furniture, kitchen appliances, etc. We are working on raising the other half needed for working capital for the first couple of months.
All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible too!
And here’s some amazing perks for supporting us
$25 Receive a social media shout out for your contribution.
$39 Pledge and Tomorrow Foundation will shout your support on our social media and you will receive a hand drawn Thank You from the kids you are helping!
$50 Receive all of the above plus voting rights during the Coffee Cup design competition.
$100 The best of the everything. Receive the above rewards and an additional 10 complimentary coffees at The Common Social
$250 All the above, plus the most delicious breakfast or lunch you will ever have for two.
$500 Receive x2 entry to the launch of The Common Social, including nibbles and coffee tasting, and inscription of your name on our supporters list to be displayed in the cafe
$1000 Will give you $1000 worth of catering to go towards your next personal or work function. Feel good while you celebrate!
$2500 Eternally part of The Common Social your name will appear on our Supporters of Tomorrow plaque showing our gratitude for your generosity in making a difference.
Visit www.tomorrowfoundation.org.au to learn more about us!