Community PRAXIS was born in 2016 out of a need for youth and community practitioners and organisations to be equipped with the courage to unpack systemic inequalities in their work, through offering direct facilitation with young people and communities.
We evolved from many years of frontline activism within both statutory and voluntary sectors. We recognise the challenges and opportunities that Informal and community education work plays in the 21st century. With that in mind we set forth on a journey of exploration of values-based practice.
By bringing together experts in frontline delivery, strategic visioning, and quality assurance we aim to equip, empower, and enrich both young people, practitioners and communities offering a dynamic approach to reflecting in action and on practice.
We are the nexus of innovation and values-based practice, putting young people and communities at the heart, advocating participation and representation, building a stronger voice. Community PRAXIS starts from a critical approach recognising that the past informs the present, therefore, we must reconcile ‘our’ past to liberate ourselves out of a way of seeing the world with so many limitations.
We need to adjust our lens. This adjustment must be, initially, contextual; we need to re-historicise ourselves to make sense of our present situation and then look inside our self and explore our own values and practice.
Our biggest challenge is to redefine key professional terms and ideas of professional and contemporary practice.
Community PRAXIS facilitates this cognitive shift. We are the nexus of frontline activism and professional practitioner.