Graduate Certificate in Social Impact alumni, Peter Cooley, has been listed in the top 25 social impact influencers in Australia by Pro Bono Australia. Peter Cooley's positive contribution to the social change movement has been recognised with the nomination and listing as one of the 25 final winners for 2016 in the Impact 25 Award.
Peter is the CEO of First Hand Solutions, which provides cultural reconnection and well-being programs for Indigenous youth. He is also the co-founder of the social enterprise the Blak Markets which assists up to 40 small indigenous businesses and facilitates a cultural exchange between elders and disenfranchised youth.
Peter was shortlisted for the prestigious award along with Rosie Batty, Penny Wong, Tim Costello, Jack Heath, Lisa O'Brien and list-topper, Afghan migrant and human rights activist Romal Baluchzada. More than 18,500 votes were cast and a list of nearly 300 names shortlisted to the final 25.
You can read more about the 2016 Impact 25 Award on the Pro Bono Australia website.