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Multicultural Hub honoured by Premier Napthine

13 December 20130 comments

PrintAMES Multicultural Hub has won a prestigious award for its delivery of services to Victoria’s Multicultural communities.

The Hub was “recognised for service delivery to Multicultural Victoria in community, education and employment services” in the 2013 Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence at an event at Government House this month.

Presented by Premier Denis Napthine, the award capped off five years of growth and achievement for the Hub.

The award citation read: “On behalf of the City of Melbourne, AMES manages the Multicultural Hub and professionally delivers culturally, linguistically and religiously relevant services. Together, its 120 plus volunteers speak 33 languages and last year supported almost 80,000 people and almost 4000 events. The Hub provides free community spaces and English classes, a job club helping people get their first jobs in Australia and a volunteering program giving many their first taste of Australian work experience.”

AMES Manager, Community and Volunteering Maria Tsopanis said the award was a testament to the hard work of the Hub’s staff and volunteers.

“I was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of AMES and particularly the team at the Hub including, staff, volunteers and users who have worked very hard over the past five years to make the Hub an important part of multicultural Victoria,” Maria said.