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The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement of more than 11000 member associations that include multi-purpose, community-based organizations across the world. We believe in empowering the people who work for social justice by connecting, inspiring and supporting an inclusive global community. 

“Let’s all be brave and creative builders of a much better and just world”

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Focus Areas: IFS Conference Sydney 2020

The conference will explore where we are in our social justice journey, what works, what skills and resources we will need and identify the most promising pathways to move forward as both a global movement and a force for local empowerment. Over three days, this conference will take us on a journey through ‘People’, ‘Policy and Practice’, and ‘Possibilities’ as we work towards a conference declaration focused on Social Justice that will go to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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Representatives of different community centers, Neighbourhood Houses and other IFS members from around the globe met online today March 31, 2020, to talk about " The Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Neighborhood Houses and Community Centers".

It was inspiring, encouraging and heartbreaking at times, to hear challenges, responses and actions taken by those fighting for their communities in the field or from distance during this difficult time. More on this meeting will be shared on the IFS website in the days to come.

Great thanks to all the 28 participants to the online meeting.
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Representatives of different community centers, Neighbourhood Houses and other IFS members from around the globe met online today March 31, 2020, to talk about  The Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Neighborhood Houses and Community Centers.
It was inspiring, encouraging and heartbreaking at times, to hear challenges, responses and actions taken by those fighting for their communities in the field or from distance during this difficult time. More on this meeting will be shared on the IFS website in the days to come. 
Great thanks to all the 28 participants to the online meeting.

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"Our building may be closed, but we are more than a House. We are a team, and we are still working together for our community!" Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House shared. ❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Our building may be closed, but we are more than a House. We are a team, and we are still working together for our community! Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House shared. ❤️❤️

Virtual outings offered by one of the Centres Sociaux of France. Centres sociaux et socioculturels de France shared.[SORTIE VIRTUELLE]

Laissez vous embarquer dans des sorties d'un autre genre ! On se retrouve ce dimanche 29 mars à 14H pour la 1ère sortie virtuelle ... C'est assez exceptionnel alors tenez vous prêts ! 😉
Maison citoyenne Noël Guichard - MJC/centre social Maison de quartier des Ors vous venez avec nous?
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Virtual outings offered by one of the Centres Sociaux of France. Centres sociaux et socioculturels de France shared.

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