New Hampshire Listens
Are you a bridge builder? Change maker? Connector? So are we. Let us know how we can partner with you to deepen authentic engagement in your public serving work.
New Hampshire Listens is a community 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 and bridges, we need infrastructure in our communities to support and sustain democracy. Our team believes that change comes from all directions, and it happens through many different means of engagement in our communities.
We have worked with people in New Hampshire communities for over a decade to strengthen local, regional, and state efforts to improve public life. We are built on earlier work by cofounders Bruce Mallory and Michele Holt-Shannon, including community-based dialogue and engagement in Portsmouth leading to the creation of Portsmouth Listens in 1999. Since 2010, we worked at the local and state level to support respectful conversations of complex issues affecting New Hampshire residents’ everyday lives. Our work supports community-led action and change. We are a long-term anchor partner with Everyday Democracy.
We design thoughtful gatherings, meetings, and coalitions with state and local partners to achieve authentic engagement and more equitable decision making.
NH Listens Local Lunch Box: Facilitating Strong Emotions
December 6th, 2023Join NH Listens for a 45-minute informative and interactive session aimed at sharing bite-sized tips and resources from our toolbox for community engagement and facilitation. This session is Facil ...