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.

The City LLEN acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land in Melbourne on which we work and we pay our respects to their elders, past and present.

We work with schools, youth service providers, community organisations, all levels of government, business and industry to identify and deliver solutions to ensure all students achieve their potential, focusing on those most at risk.  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 download the application form   capcityllenmembershipformoct2018

Committee of Management


Name Position Category
Dianne Bloom Senior Leading Constable, Victoria Police, Melbourne East Branch Commonwealth & State Government & Agencies
Sarah Bourke General Manager, The Ladder Community Organisation
Clare Kellett Education Consultant, Slade Group Employer
Chris Christoforou (Treasurer) ACFE Projects Leader, Centre for Adult Education Adult Community Education Organisations
Sha Cordingly (Deputy Chair) CEO, Australian Community Workers Association Employers & Peak Bodies
David Cragg Assistant Secretary, Victorian Trades Hall Council Unions
Eliana Cuppari Program Manager, Whitelion Community (co-optee)
Dr Virginia Dods (Chair) Senior Policy Advisor, Commission for Children and Young People Commonwealth & State Government & Agencies
Pamela Guimarra Programs & Partnerships Coordinator, City of Melbourne Commonwealth, Local & State Government & Agencies
Michael Meehan Head of School, Foundation Studies, Box Hill Institute of TAFE (city campus) TAFE Institute
Vacant Schools
Lisa Patience Manager, Sign for Work Community Organisations
Gary Power Principal, Kensington Community High School Schools
Louise Smith (Public Officer) CEO, Capital City Local Learning and Employment Network