The (603) Challenge

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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.

Matching Funds: What makes this fundraising drive even more special is that a group of generous underwriters pledge matching support (for 2020, it’s $200 per donor until the $200,000 in matching funds run out), allowing your gift to go even further!

Carsey Area Challenge: If the Carsey School can reach 40 online donors by the end of the Challenge on April 13, 11:59 p.m. EST, our generous underwriters will kick in an extra $35,000 to support student scholarships. To help us achieve this goal, donate early in the Challenge and encourage others to contribute to Carsey student scholarships so we can hit that 40-donor mark!
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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 MPP Student Ellie Masson

Master in Public Policy (MPP) student Ellie Masson’s passion for criminal justice issues stems from her work as a legal clerk and working closely with criminal defense clients. Another inspiration to pursue this field came after reading Bryan Steven’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Learn more about Ellie.

Meet MCD Student Yyokkia Lawson

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 Graduate Ali Sekou

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 Student Alena Klimas

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 Student Faith Thompson

Master in Public Policy (MPP) student Faith Thompson ‘20 earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and Justice Studies; in 2020, she enrolled in the MPP program at Carsey. Upon graduating, Faith plans to work for a nonprofit or other organization focused on serving vulnerable populations. Learn more about Faith.

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