New Hampshire Listens

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» New Hampshire Listens recently received a platinum award at the UNH Sustainability Awards held May 7. Read more about this achievement.

New Hampshire Listens is a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. In the same way that we need the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, and buildings, we need to build, strengthen, and sustain civic infrastructure to support a sustainable democracy. Our mission is to help New Hampshire residents talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. We design for virtual and in-person gatherings.

In Solidarity: A message from the NH Listens team. Read more

A Message from Everyday Democracy: Standing together in the pain of crisis and the hope of transformation. Read more

NH Listens Fellow of the Month!

  • "In my work with NH Listens and my consulting business, I want to contribute and help in those processes to have people's voices heard and contribute to shaping a better, more inclusive New Hampshire for the future."       ~ Courtney Wrigley
    "In my work with NH Listens and my consulting business, I want to contribute and help in those processes to have people's voices heard and contribute to shaping a better, more inclusive New Hampshire for the future."       ~ Courtney Wrigley
  • "What excites me most about Makers Mill is not that it will be a place where people can make widgets, fix things, or learn how to use a table saw. Those things will be fun and wonderful, yes. But the real impact of a space like this is from creating experiences where people with different beliefs...
    "What excites me most about Makers Mill is not that it will be a place where people can make widgets, fix things, or learn how to use a table saw. Those things will be fun and wonderful, yes. But the real impact of a space like this is from creating experiences where people with different beliefs...
  • "I became a teacher to be the adult I needed as a West side kid, a Korean-American, as a ‘raised as a French-Canadian,’ as the only person of color in nearly every class, as a kid who never had a teacher of color..."       ~ Tina Kim Philibotte, Chief Equity Officer, Manchester School District
    "I became a teacher to be the adult I needed as a West side kid, a Korean-American, as a ‘raised as a French-Canadian,’ as the only person of color in nearly every class, as a kid who never had a teacher of color..."       ~ Tina Kim Philibotte, Chief Equity Officer, Manchester School District

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NH Listens Awarded New Hampshire Humanities Grant

NH Listens Awarded New Hampshire Humanities Grant

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