Our organisation focuses on enriching peoples lives & meeting community needs. To do this we have a dedicated team who manage the centre & lead our programmes & services. We have 8 staff & 15 volunteers. We pride ourselves in offering high quality evidence-based programmes and services. We have a number of long term strategic partners who we share resources, expertise & administration support.
Meet the team
Centre Coordinator and Administrator
Accounts and Treasurer: Tawera Ormsby
OSCAR Coordinator: Josie Gin
Oscar staff and supervisors: Awhi Aramakutu, Diana Tafa, Kayla Te Ruki
We also have the privilege to work with..
Aorere College - Adult Community Education (ACE)
Aorere College and the Mangere East Community Centre are proud members of ACE Aotearoa - a dynamic network of committed adult & community educators. We believe in transforming communities & whānau through adult & community education. That is why we offer accessible learning opportunities relevant to our community's needs.
We strive for our children, young people & families to grow in healthy safe communities, to live in thriving neighbourhoods, & to reflect the diversity of our distinct cultures & identity. Through these common values the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board & Auckland Council support the work that we do in the community in many ways including providing facilities & support for community events.
English Language Partners
Our shared vision is that refugees and migrants have the opportunity to learn English, to pursue aspirations for themselves and their families, and to participate in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand. We aim to provide English language skills and social support for effective resettlement of refugees and migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Ohomairangi Trust are based at our centre and run their parenting programme at the centre. They have staff onsite to engage with community. Our shared aim is to provides families with high quality parenting support. To enable parents to care for their children with love & warmth. Our partnership enables parents to access parenting education in a community environment.
For families & whanau of prisoners, there is often little support & many struggle to visit loved ones as often as they would like. PARS believe continued whanau relationships are vital to well-being and to positive re-integration following release. To support this, we are part of a team who volunteer their time to bring whanau to visit prisoners.