Local Listens organizations are key partners with New Hampshire Listens in building, strengthening, and sustaining civic infrastructure in the Granite State. These organizations are locally controlled and operated and take on a range of affiliations with local community organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, or youth-centered organizations. Local Listens groups build authentic relationships across their community and develop sustained capacity to address a wide range of issues over time.
A complete list of Local Listens groups can be found on the right side of this page. To talk about opportunities to start a Listens group in your community, please contact Michele Holt-Shannon.
Below is a growing bank of resources to help inform your work as a Local Listens group. Local Listens groups are active in a range of topics, from town planning, to substance misuse, to education and more. They also plan community building events and give residents the opportunity to engage in “round tables, not podiums” meetings. NH Listens hosts an annual Learning Exchange with leaders of local Listens groups. Contact us! We’d love to support your work!
- Key Considerations to Consider Youth Voice
"The theme of listening came up again at a discussion on navigating post-election conversations. Folks shared their stories of difficult encounters shortly after the election, in many of the encounters the tension was caused by misunderstanding due to not fully listening.”
-Christopher Marcotte, Pittsfield Listens Youth Organizer