About Community Minds

Our vision

To invigorate and inspire community mindedness for better connected, inclusive and resourceful communities across the world.

Our Mission

To educate and enrich (HEAD), build and connect (HANDS), inspire and nurture (HEART) progressive, inclusive and cohesive communities.

Educate and enrich

Build and connect

Inspire and nurture

Our logo represents the power of people and communities, more specifically, their assets of the head, heart and hands which are so valuable in shaping the communities we want.

Our values

Inclusion

We encourage participation of children, young people, senior members, diverse cultural and faith-based groups, geographical communities, community organisations and private enterprises.

Inspiration

Our philosophy and practices aim to inspire people to become more community minded. Our purpose is to inspire others to get involved in building and supporting their communities.

Integrity

We honour our commitments and constantly strive for veracity in the work we produce and relationships we form by delivering on what we promise.

Innovation

We look at new ways to build stronger communities and consult with creative minds that challenge the status quo to offer innovative solutions to advance, develop and engage communities.

Our Story

Who we are

Community Minds (CM) is a not for profit community development organisation and registered charity based in south west Sydney. We work across a diverse range of sectors and stakeholders ranging from schools, community organisations, local councils to businesses, offering support, training and programs that promote asset-based community development and citizen driven efforts.

We deliver workshops and training related to community development and building, as well as participate in conferences and events both locally and across the globe.

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How it started

Initially Community Minds started off as a consultancy business in 2014. It was incorporated in 2015 with the vision of broadening the scope and influence of what CM set out to achieve.

The growth of Community Minds was accelerated with the introduction and rollout of Community Minds programs in 2018, namely Community Minded Kids (CMK), our flagship program, gaining much interest in both the community and education sectors.

Our aim

Ultimately at Community Minds, we challenge deficit based thinking and traditional community development models by providing practical tools and approaches based on cultivating assets and opportunities, as opposed to focusing on deficiencies and problems. Change in perceptions, the ‘mind’, needs to happen first before we change or influence our external environment.

Building the capacity and of communities and inspiring community minded thinking and actions is our main purpose helping us bring to life our vision of creating more connected, inclusive and resourceful communities.

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Not-for-Profit Association & Registered Charity

Community Minds Inc is a registered Australian charity.

Who we have worked with

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Recognising our supporters

Community Minds wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for our dedicated and passionate community members in the past and present. We want to thank the following people for their continuous support and believing in the work that we do for the community.

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