Connections make us who we are!

The Space2b model is a fully inclusive one, whereby every aspect of our business provides an opportunity for the local community to connect with new migrants and refugees. This model is at the very core of the ethos of its founders – Mariam Issa, a Somali refugee and Janine Lawrie, an established designer from an English language background.

Space2work provides opportunities for newly arrived migrants to work and train together in a safe and welcoming environment with volunteers from the local community.
Its about creating employment pathways, enhancing skills, increasing capability and capacity, making connections, and breaking down cultural barriers

The program offers placement opportunities in all aspects of our enterprise, in retail, hospitality, sales and marketing, customer service, accounts, stock control, gallery management and event management.

When job ready, applicants are placed with our partners for further training and paid employment.

Fatimah working on the new Point of Sales system (POS).
We now have faster purchasing for customers and a modern POS system to train trainees and newly arrived migrants.
thanks to The City of Port Phillip – Totyota Community Foundation Grant.

Linda & Bibi working and training together.