Sarah Pain

Community Movement

– GSLP Story of Change – Community Movement Transforming systems focuses on changing the objectives pursue – doing the right thing and then doing things right.  “In the beginning Lighthouse fought back against well-meaning government and philanthropic bodies who had no skin in the game in Shepparton and could only offer a helicopter view of […]

Community Hubs

– GSLP Story of Change – Community Hubs Community Hubs Australia approached Lighthouse to oversee the work at the three community hubs in Shepparton. This is an ideal partnership because Lighthouse is deeply connected in the community and business sector and can provide easy links to support the outcomes for migrant women and their children. This support improved school […]

Catalytic Funding

– GSLP Story of Change – Catalytic Funding Lighthouse was initiated with support from philanthropic funders. The McEwen Foundation managed by Equity Trustees took a calculated risk and demonstrated philanthropic leadership by backing a regional community to design and deliver its own solutions. In 2014 they made a five-year commitment to support the Lighthouse initiative. […]

Catalytic Connections

– GSLP Story of Change – Catalytic Connections Lighthouse is an innovation hub, catalysing important connections so young people can thrive. This starts with fostering relationships. We never know how things may evolve with small inroads and connections often leading to much bigger outcomes. Below is an example of the flow of conversation that resulted […]

Building A Movement

– GSLP Story of Change – Building A Movement   To build a movement you need to create the conditions for people to get on board. The Executive Officer, Lisa McKenzie and the Lighthouse Board provide inspirational leadership, leverage connections with individuals and businesses and allow many people to share decision-making. The Collaborative Leadership Tables […]


– GSLP Story of Change – Advocacy Advocating for people who struggle to champion their own needs is important so all members of the community can have a voice. From the 1000 Conversations we heard that parents want the best for their children and young people know what they want, but they don’t necessarily know […]

Celebrating The Success Of Our Partners

– GSLP Story of Change – Celebrating The Success Of Our Partners Achieving outcomes for all our kids relies on strong partnerships, willingness to collaborate.  This is not just the work of Lighthouse. The collective impact approach of the Lighthouse movement means that every project being driven by our partners is moving us closer to achieving our goal […]

Showcasing Regional Opportunities

– GSLP Story of Change – Showcasing Regional Opportunities Goulburn Valley Health has undergone significant redevelopment and will require 400 new staff in the near future. Lighthouse co-designed four industry showcases at GV Health to promote medical and non-medical careers.   Outcomes in 2018 –   154 students attended four GV Health events  18 teachers staff received exposure to industry and professional development at the […]

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

– GSLP Story of Change – Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Through Lighthouse, The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has a team of staff rostered to attend Wilmot Road Primary School each week helping migrant students with reading and homework  as directed by the teacher. Two staff members are involved each week which helps more students get […]

Concepts for Camps

Concepts for Camps

– GSLP Story of Change – Concepts for Camps The former Year 9 Agriculture camp previously hosted at Dookie College gave students an opportunity to immerse themselves in careers traditionally associated with the field of agriculture. After carefully considering feedback gained from students who participated in the 2018 camp, as well as conducting focus groups in […]


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