Strengthening our Communities with Strong Starts for New Hampshire Children

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Strengthening our Communities with Strong Starts for New Hampshire Children

With the Support of the NH Endowment for Health and the NH Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Listens is working over the next several months with community-based partners to foster public engagement focused on the lives of young children and their families.  Located in eight communities in the state, we will build on existing strengths and increase the capacity of communities to support early development and education.  Using a variety of public engagement tools, these local partnerships will engage parents, educators, community leaders, and residents from all walks of life in inclusive, action-oriented conversations about ways to assure optimal early development.  The engagement work will draw on relevant local, state, and national data, reflect local assets and aspirations, and take into account local values in order to develop recommendations for action. 

To join a coalition in your area, contact Michele Holt-Shannon.

Participating communities:

  • Claremont
  • Laconia
  • Monadnock
  • Mt. Washington Valley
  • Nashua
  • Rochester
  • Somersworth
  • Tilton
  • White Mountains Regional School System (SAU 36)* 

*This community funded by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation

Contact Us

NH Listens
Huddleston Hall
73 Main Street
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3532
V: 603.862.0692
F: 603.862.3878
TTY: 7-1-1 (Relay NH)
nh.listens@unh.edu