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What is it like to join Fighting Chance’s Work Experience Program?

Lia Sintras joined Fighting Chance’s Work Experience Program in 2013, and recently transitioned to open employment in our social enterprise Jigsaw. Here, Lia shares her experience of being a Work Experience student with Fighting Chance, and what employment means to her. “I want you to take yourselves back to school. Imagine throughout your entire school life, you… Read More »

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Fighting Chance has a new home!

On 31 May 2014 the Fighting Chance family celebrated a huge milestone; the opening of our new office in Frenchs Forest. The move was very emotional for the Fighting Chance team, who three years earlier had opened the first Fighting Chance office in Brookvale without any guarantee that the community would respond positively to our… Read More »

2014 Tour de Chance – Wrap up

Here at Fighting Chance, we could not be more excited as we prepare to move into far more spacious, purpose-built accommodation and to double our available places for interns – pretty much all solely due to 24 cyclists and support crew, 15 generous corporate sponsors and the gruelling, 1,100km bicycle ride from Brisbane to Sydney… Read More »

Introducing Avenue

Avenue is a social enterprise retail business which sources quality handmade products produced by disabled artisans both locally and around the world. The products are sold to Australian consumers at community markets and through our online Avenue Store. The idea behind Avenue is to create a range of opportunities for people with disabilities in Sydney, including employment, skills development, work… Read More »

Work Experience Program

Fighting Chance exists to provide opportunities to people with physical disabilities, and to create the programs which provide the environment for individuals to lead fulfilled and engaging adult lives. One of our most popular programs is the work experience program for school and TAFE students, which gives students in their last years of education the… Read More »

Introducing the Tour de Chance 2014

Starting out from Manly in Queensland on 27 February 2014, a team of 17 riders will set out on a 10-day adventure, arriving into Manly in Sydney on 8 March 2014. The goal of the tour is to raise a staggering $250,000 for Fighting Chance, funds that will be used to double our program participation… Read More »

Meet Ray, our IT Coordinator.

One of Fighting Chance’s first employees was Ray, who joined the Fighting Chance team as our IT coordinator back in 2011. Ray’s role at Fighting Chance is to oversee our computer network and keep everyone else in the team online. Before joining Fighting Chance, Ray attended St Ives High, and went on to study IT at… Read More »