Jesica Varela: Blacktown City Council
When working with young people, the sky’s the limit
While Blacktown City Council have not spent their grant, a consult was held in the
multicultural space where there were a lot of concerns around mental health, so it is possible that the funding may go towards a mental health project.
Jesica’s profile has definitely been elevated in the community. There is increased awareness and activity to Jesica's work, which has helped to extend the message that there is amazing work being done in Mt Druitt. It all goes a long way towards adding value to their work.
Jesica received a Mayoral Minutes Commendation certificate from the Mayor. This has allowed her access to the Mayor and allowed her to showcase all of the work that Blacktown City Council are doing in the local community.
We are looking forward to seeing how the grant will further elevate Jesica's work in the local community.
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