Vicinity and YMCA Rebuild commit to creating social change together

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The YMCA Rebuild team are busy at work, performing renovations to the Box Hill Centro shopping complex.

One of Australia’s leading retail property groups, Vicinity, is creating overwhelming positive community impact – forming a new partnership with YMCA Rebuild to complete renovation works at Box Hill Centro.

YMCA Rebuild is a facilities maintenance service that employs youth-at-risk and ex-offenders looking to get their lives back on track. The new partnership with Vicinity will enable more young people to have more work in doing so more opportunity to learn important trade, commercial and life skills.

At Box Hill Centro, YMCA ReBuild staff have been completing renovation works including tiling and rubbish removal.

YMCA Rebuild Manager Gary Sinclair said the partnership shows how businesses can be change-makers by using services that give back to communities.

“Collaborating and partnering with an industry leader like Vicinity in Box Hill provides ongoing opportunities for us to train, coach, mentor and employ more disadvantaged youth,” Gary said.

“The more our partnership grows, the more impact we can have and the more lives we can change.”

Box Hill Central centre manager Nick Kyritsis said the partnership ensures the centre can directly help the community.

“Everything we do at Box Hill Central is about enriching community experiences, which is why we were motivated to partner with the YMCA ReBuild program,” Nick said.

“We believe the ReBuild program will have a positive impact in our local community and we look forward to working with the YMCA Victoria to give disadvantaged youth people the chance to learn new skills and find a new career path.”

ReBuild creates a positive experience for young people looking for a second change. Now in it’s sixth year, Rebuild has helped change the lives of 125 young people.