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Congratulations Hannah!

This week we celebrated Hannah’s completion of her research as a Community fellow for the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Hannah, our Impact Evaluation Lead, led this important research into understanding the challenges faced by Young People from marginalised backgrounds in gaining employment, and the kinds of factors that inform their decisions and aspirations around employment pathways.

Hannah’s research addressed the lack of qualitative data from Young People who have been marginalised and the structural barriers they face in securing work.

She will be presenting a summary of her important work at our upcoming Round Table, where we’ll be joined by partners of Good Cycles for an open conversation on the role we play in helping Young People access sustainable employment opportunities.

We are very lucky to have Hannah in our team and are thankful for the opportunity to share the outcomes of her research with you.

 

Date: Wednesday 7 August

Time: 4pm

Where: Melbourne CBD and online

Congratulations to all the Melbourne Social Equity Institute 2023/24 Fellows, pictured here with Hannah at this week’s celebration.

 Photo: Peter Casamento

Learn more about our work breaking employment barriers for Young People.

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Good Cycles releases its Impact Snapshot 2023 on World Skills Youth Day

We are proud to release our 2023 Impact Snapshot on July 15 to coincide with World Youth Skills Day, a day the United Nations chose to recognise the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

2023 was a big year for Good Cycles. We celebrated our 10 Year anniversary, increased our employees by 40%, moved into Sydney (and now Brisbane and the Gold Coast) with our Lime contract. We did all this while redefining and structuring Good Cycles services through four new business divisions, all ideal industries to grow our impact and Youth Employment Program:

 

Good Spaces: Large scale green space and asset maintenance services.

Good Deliveries: Specialist inner-city deliveries, logistics and sustainability services delivered via e-bikes.

Good Bikes: Bike retail, corporate servicing  and tailored micro-mobility services.

Good People: Specialist managed workforce partnerships (labour hire) with value-aligned partners.

 

 

Most importantly, we had 52 young people in our Youth Employment Program (up from 29 participants in 2022) for a total of 33,484 hours of paid work (up 45% from 2022).

 

This snapshot touches on some challenges the young people face and we look forward to expanding our reporting to align with our
23-24 annual report and share more of our research findings in the near future. 

We know that young people thrive when given the right opportunities, and we are striving to learn more, adapt and grow together.

We had 52 young people in our Youth Employment Program
up from 29 participants in 2022 for a total of 33,484 hours of paid work up 45% from 2022

Good Cycles is incredibly proud of our team leaders, managers, coaches and mentors that bring their passion and commitment towards helping young people who experience barriers to employment.

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Good Deliveries. We Deliver Change.

You know our retail stores, but did you know that Good Cycles also uses bikes to help other businesses deliver their products?

Our Good Deliveries division is now operating to help businesses to deliver into Melbourne’s inner city.

Choosing Good Deliveries means businesses are receiving quality service while supporting Good Cycles to provide safe and meaningful work for Young People in our community.

A competitively priced alternative for small businesses, we can collect the packages (or they can drop them off at our conveniently located Richmond depot) for us to deliver the next day.

Our fleet of e-cargo bikes efficiently navigates high traffic, congested destinations so you can trust Good Deliveries to quickly and professionally meet all delivery needs. Because we use bikes, we are also putting the planet first by reducing emissions spent compared to vans and trucks.

Deliveries can easily be placed via our online portal and can be tracked throughout, with notifications set up for both sender and recipients. We can collect parcels from anywhere in and around Melbourne, and our current delivery area can be found in the FAQ section of the Good Deliveries website.

Keen to work together, putting people and planet first? Find out more about how our Good Deliveries team can work with your business here.

 

Have a suggestion for a business you think you could work with? Let us know via the Contact Us form on our Good Deliveries website.

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