– Can Yasmut –
Executive Officer, Local Community Services Association (LCSA)
In previous roles Can has worked for the Upper Mountains Youth Services, St. George Migrant Resource Centre, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Mountains Community Resource Network and for ANTaR NSW (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation).
Having gained experience in the community sector as a community development worker and project coordinator, Can is committed to promoting the importance of small, community based not-for-profit organisations and the value of cross-cultural understanding and community engagement. Can has a passion for challenging equity and social justice issues affecting our community and believes that Neighbourhood Centres play a vital role in our civic society through community management, their ability to facilitate cross-cultural understanding and through engaging their community in shaping their future.
(Can is a Turkish name; the ‘C’ is pronounced like the English ‘J’ and the ş pronounced ‘sh)’.