The (603) Challenge

April 8-12, 2022

The #UNH603 Challenge is your chance to give back! It’s a university-wide fundraising drive during which you can give directly to the areas of UNH that have supported you, or that you just really enjoy and value.

If you can, now is the time to donate to the Carsey School of Public Policy – or to any of your favorite areas of UNH. Thank you!

Meet MCD Student Sofia Ashooh '22G

Sofia Ashooh ‘22G began her career in Washington, D.C, before applying to the Peace Corps and working as a Youth and Community Development Specialist in Morocco, where she lives today.

Meet MPP Student Alex Stern '21, '22G

What makes the Carsey School’s Master in Public Policy (MPP) program so unique? Student Alex Stern '21, '22G discusses why he chose the MPP and the program aspects that truly have had an impact on his future career.

Meet Carsey Fellow & MPP Alum Ellie Masson '22G

Carsey alum Ellie Masson ‘22G discusses her public policy fellowship with civic engagement group NH Listens (based at the Carsey School). During this year-long fellowship, Ellie received a stipend while working on projects and outreach for NH Listens and diving into policy work at the organization.

Meet MCD Alum Ali Sekou '19G

A 2019 graduate of the Master in Community Development program at the Carsey School, Ali Sekou serves actively within his community as a member of several organizations – including the Concord Library’s Trustees and the Islamic Society of Greater Concord. He was recently named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s annual 40 Under Forty list of outstanding residents across the state. Learn more about Ali.

Meet MCD Alum Yyokkia Lawson '21G

Yyokkia Lawson has a long history of working in housing and economic development at the community level. Upon returning to her home of Athens, Georgia, several years ago, she became increasingly concerned about the staggering poverty and substandard housing that she witnessed throughout the Southern United States, particularly in rural areas. Learn more about Yyokkia.

Meet MCD Alum Alena Klimas '21G

Alena Klimas of West Virginia focuses on serving rural communities in and around the Appalachia region by connecting small-town nonprofits and community organizations to large national and regional funders and foundations. Her capstone project within the Master in Community Development program maintains a similar focus. Learn more about Alena.

Meet MPP Alum Faith Thompson '21G

Master in Public Policy (MPP) alum Faith Thompson '20, '21G earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and Justice Studies; in 2020, she enrolled in the MPP program at Carsey.  Learn more about Faith.

Carsey School News

Deqa Dhalac '13G speaks at an event honoring Maine immigrants.

Breaking Barriers: Carsey Alum Deqa Dhalac ‘13G Inaugurated as Nation’s First Somali-American Mayor

Breaking Barriers: Carsey Alum Deqa Dhalac ‘13G Inaugurated as Nation’s First Somali-American Mayor

Why not me?...

Students presenting on stage

Tackling the Challenge

Tackling the Challenge

Student sustainability solutions celebrated at Social Venture Innovation Challenge...

Thompson Hall

On a Mission

On a Mission

Alumnus Alex Freid named UNH Social Innovator of the Year...