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The Big-Syd Civics Popup

Meet and get inspired by your peers, build momentum in your community work, and join a powerful network of emerging community leaders + doers.

It’s happening!

We’re so excited to be partnering with the City of Sydney to bring together purpose-aligned 18-26 year olds for a pop-up gathering of the ages.

This pop-up will contain all the Ripple ingredients you know and love (good vibes, small moments of chaos) – with a particular focus on community building and active citizenship. Keep reading if this sparks joy!

The lowdown:

We’ll be coming together in the city (Surry Hills!) on Tuesday 9th May from 5.30pm. This is an in-person event with limited places. 

The rundown:
This is a gathering to hear and share what you’ve got going on in your community, meet new people that you might not connect with otherwise, and provide mutual support and guidance for your next steps as young citizens creating a better future. Through a fireside panel and small group discussions, we’re cracking open the community hive-mind to explore various touch points of civic agency, community building & activation, and opportunities for influencing change, finding support and getting involved in your local Sydney community. 

Expect good vibes, and limited tech difficulties.

Each attendee will also receive two months of Ripple Fast-Track membership support so that you can access more opportunities to create a better future. 

Eligibility:

Live/work/study/volunteer in the City of Sydney
Aged 18-26
You’re interested in taking action to benefit your community and create a better future.

If this is you – fill in your Expression of Interest and we’ll get back to you soon: 

Places are fully sponsored and Expressions of Interest will be assessed on a rolling basis. 

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Rippler Journeys

Jahin

"I wouldn't be where I am now without Ripple. Your investment in me since the beginning will never go unnoticed - you've been instrumental".

Jahin was trying to find his first job when he won a Ripple mentoring sesh. He landed the role in health policy but didn't stop there; getting involved in our Launchpad, leveraging this into public speaking inc. TedX + more. He now inspires thousands through his role as CEO of the Australian School for Entrepreneurs. And he's partnered with the F1, so #Ripplegoals.

Iremide

"From a place of gratitude and deep, deep thanks - I have never felt more supported, inspired and uplifted in my career. The humour and humility of the team make what should be a terrifying experience personable and easy".

After being a long-time newsletter scroller, Iremide attended a Power Up and used this to help shape her application for the Plan Australia Youth Activist Series, which she was successful in. She's a founding team member of United Africa Farm, and after completing our Career Lab program she landed a role at Future Women.

Nic

"Thank you! Keep up the great, important work that you do, and empowering young people like myself to pursue our passions and goals"

Nic has actively combined his passions for creativity, community and sustainability through volunteering. After our Civics Launchpad, he provided strategic advice to the City of Adelaide on their parklands strategy and later in the year celebrated a win at the Nature Festival SA for 'Best Short Film'. Now he's completing the Startmate Climate Fellowship, which he discovered through Ripple, to level up his influence.

Clare

"Getting involved in a Ripple program was career defining for me. It was a choice I'll no doubt look back on for years to come and say "That was it - that was the moment my choices dove-tailed into a meaningful path forward for me."

Clare completed our Emerging Civic Leaders program while she was also working at Deadly Science. She landed a role as Scientist in Residence at Blackbird Ventures and is an incredible advocate for impact in tech.

Paradigm Shifters

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