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Through the provision of accessible education opportunities that engender self -reliance and hope, we shape the community of tomorrow and break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage to enable people to improve their quality of life.

Who We Are

Our Vision

PRACE strives to develop dynamic, responsive and innovative educational programs, teaching and learning experiences.

We aim to encourage the concept of lifelong learning and recognise the life experiences that all people bring to the organisation.

PRACE will support and advocate on behalf of the community to ensure equitable access to resources and services that will work to strengthen the capacity of all people to participate fully in their community.


PRACE (Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education, Inc. – TOID 4036) is a registered not-for-profit charitable organisation committed to meeting the language, literacy and numeracy, vocational training and further education needs of the local community. PRACE has been running programs to achieve this since 1993.

PRACE is regarded as a key English as an Additional Language and literacy and numeracy adult education provider in the Northern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne and has gained a national and international presence within the field through the development and distribution of a range of literacy resources: paper based and online learning materials.

PRACE also runs a number of youth programs; vocational education and training; and is registered as an independent school PRACE College.

PRACE delivers training at a number of venues including Merrilands Community Centre, Darebin Youth Resource Centre, Reservoir Neighbourhood House, 309 Spring Street and Northland Youth Centre.

Find out about our partners and funding bodies here.


PRACE is governed by a Board of Management comprised of local community members with strong representation in all key operational areas. Board members generously volunteer their time and expertise to the governance of PRACE.

 PRACE Rules of Association

2017/18 Board of Management

Chairperson: Cheryle Michael
Treasurer: Fraser Baxter
Secretary: Ann Haynes
Deputy Chairperson: David Redfearn
Ordinary Members:  Barbara Matthews, Adele McBride

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