About Us

The Capital City Local Learning & Employment Network (City LLEN)  has been working with local schools and the community to support at risk young people since 2002. The LLEN Network consists of 31 not for profit incorporated associations covering all of Victoria.

Funded by the State Government, we are the LLEN for the City of Melbourne.

As a not for profit incorporated association we represent our members  from the education, training, community, government, business and employment sectors to improve the outcomes of young people.  We do this by working in partnership to develop new and enhance existing pathways and support for young people residing, studying or visiting the City of Melbourne. We focus our work on the most at risk young people to include strategies that help the homeless, the at risk of homelessness, young people with criminal histories or at risk of interacting with the youth justice system and young people at risk of becoming early school leavers.
An agile organisation we adapt our delivery according to current needs, in 2020/21 we will be empahsising the importance of careers, career planning, senior secondary school transitions and industry engagement.

We are a small organisation seeking to continually improve and look for innovative ways to solve problems that reflect the changing nature of the education and employment sectors facing young people today.

Our board is represented by all these stakeholder groups and is governed by our Association Rules. We are registered with the ACNC.

To become a member of the City LLEN download the application form here 


Committee of Management


Dr Virginia Dods (Chair)

Senior Policy Advisor, Commission for Children and Young People

Commonwealth & State Government & Agencies

Ali (Alicja) Kuzmycz (Deputy Chair)

Design Lecturer & Course & Careers Advisor – Secondary Schools, Torren University (Laureate Australia)

Other Education and training organisations, RTO’s and Universities.

Allan Cormack  (Treasurer)

Executive Manager, Compass: Anglicare-St Vincent Care Social Impact Bond Initiative

Community Organisations

Dianne Bloom

Senior Leading Constable, Victoria Police, Melbourne East Branch

Commonwealth & State Government & Agencies

Clare Kellett

RMIT University - Industry Relationship Manager


Gary Power

Principal, Kensington Community High School


Louise Smith (Public Officer)

CEO, Capital City Local Learning and Employment Network


Rebecca Williams

Associate Head of Campus, St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre


Jessie Downey

Senior Counsellor, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne


Annabelle Mounsey

ACFE Programs Coordinator, Centre for Adult Education/BHI

Adult Community Education Organisations

Tina Hosseini

Commissioner, Victorian Multicultural Commission and Research Fellow, Deakin University

Co – optee(s), must be a community member or a person associated with an organisational member


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