Jika Jika Community Centre is a Neighbourhood house located in Northcote.
Jika strives to be an accessible and responsive resource for the local residents of Northcote.
We are governed by a volunteer Committee made up of local residents. We work within the neighbourhood through a Community Development framework.
Jika was first incorporated in 1985 and has a rich history of partnering with the community to further positive social change on a local level.
Jika Jika Community Centre aims to make a positive contribution by…
Building community connections: Promote and protect the role of community, with an emphasis on supporting, training and empowering marginalised groups.
Acting as an enabler: Provide access to training and other opportunities that will assist people in identifying and achieving their goals.
Providing leadership: Role model behaviours that are important to us in the community.
Promoting social justice: Support our community to advocate for a fairer and more equitable society.
It is important to us that Jika acts in our community in a way that respects and encourages…
– Social justice and equality of opportunity
– Environmental sustainability
– Empowerment: Enabling people to advocate for themselves
– Pro-active and visionary thinking
– Optimism, humour and positivity
– Transparency and accountability
For more background information about Jika Jika’s vision, purposes and values, please read Jika’s latest Strategic Plan.