The $9.2m Community Partnership Action (COMPACT) Program builds community resilience in the face of hate, fear, violence and division.
In 2018, the NSW Government commissioned Urbis Pty Ltd to conduct an independent mid-way evaluation of the Multicultural NSW COMPACT Program, two years into the four-year program. We are pleased to note that the evaluation findings are positive.
The evaluation found COMPACT to be a first-of-its-kind initiative that has made significant progress towards its objectives of building social cohesion and community resilience over a relatively short period of time. The evaluation shows that:
- COMPACT reached over 20,000 young people in its first two years, involving over 130 schools as well as youth and community centres.
- Two-thirds of surveyed participants indicated that they have developed a greater level of acceptance and respect of others.
- COMPACT also contributes to improved engagement in learning and greater community participation.
Congratulations to all our COMPACT partners for your valuable contribution to community harmony and for making COMPACT such a success.
To read the three-page Snapshot report, click here.