Yarra launches new community space Learning Bank

From left to right. Penelope Drummond, Anthony Chesler, Mayor Claudia Nguyen, Ha Nguyen, Brendan Coulton

Yarra City Council has officially launched The Learning Bank on Friday in Richmond.

The Learning Bank is a pop-up community space which will be a mix of community and business training, events, and flexible community meeting room bookings and workspaces.

The Learning Bank will also be home to two key programming partners, North Richmond Community Health who will run a barista training site and the ATM café (with equipment donated by St Ali), and Melbourne’s first showroom for the ethical fashion not-for-profit, Thread Together who collect end-of-line brand-new stock from fashion retailers that would otherwise go to landfill and distribute them to those in need.

Yarra City Council Mayor Cr. Claudia Nguyen cut the ribbon to officially open the facility.

“The Learning Bank is a fantastic initiative which will provide the Richmond Community with a space to meet, learn and grow and will open opportunities for those in our community who are in need.”

“I am proud to deliver initiatives like this, which will help our most vulnerable in the community”.

The Learning Bank is being delivered by Yarra City Council with support from the Victorian Government.

The Learning Bank is located at 124 Victoria Street, Richmond.

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