Molly Messenger

Director, Pittsfield Listens
Carsey Fellow
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Molly is a community organizer, educator, and facilitator specializing in rural & youth organizing, participatory leadership development, problem solving through roundtable dialogues, and building intergenerational networks for social change. She has been a New Hampshire Listens Fellows since 2011, across various projects throughout NH. She is a co-founder of the Community of Practice for Supporting Youth Leadership for Social Justice in New Hampshire with NH Listens, which has a vision of young people in New Hampshire at the forefront of transforming culture and policy, grounded in the values of voice, action, equity and love.

For 8 years, Molly has Directed Pittsfield Listens, which encouraged the power of historically marginalized youth, parent, family, and community voice on issues and policies that directly affect their education and their life. Molly has served on the boards of Global Awareness Local Action/MakersMill, Ossipee Listens, Waysmeet/United Campus Ministry, and American Friends Service Committee-NH. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Anthropology & International Affairs, and is also certified in Permaculture design and teaching.

Molly lives in Ossipee with her husband and toddler, where they are restoring the former Ossipee Mountain Grange Hall so that it may be a responsive resource to support the community’s social, economic and creative aspirations.