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Melissa Jellison awarded 2019 Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship

Life science teacher and the STEAM coordinator at White Mountains Regional High School awarded fellowship that recognizes excellence in public education and strives to retain outstanding educators in North Country schools

Community Foundations prepare to help with Hurricane Dorian relief

Community foundations throughout the southeast have activated disaster relief funds to help those affected by the storm. Here's how you can help.

Students garner life lessons on the trail

Jobs for America's Graduates and the Appalachian Mountain Club have partnered up to offer Berlin students meaningful, paid summer employment, skill-building work in environmental stewardship, and exposure to careers in conservation and land management

Medicine to treat the whole child

Dr. Lisa DiBrigida of Amoskeag Health on a whole-family approach that helps children thrive

Something that sticks

Steve Reno, director of Leadership New Hampshire, reflects on themes raised at Charitable Foundation's annual meeting: 'How often do we set out to make community, that is, deliberately to commit ourselves to the betterment of something larger than ourselves?'

Community matters

Results of the 10-year Coös Youth Study by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire show that a strong civic culture and deep sense of community act as protective factors for young people in the North Country, even as the region struggles to adapt to a shifting economy and out-migration. Data will be used to inform grantmaking in the region

Tick-borne diseases on the rise

In the latest installment of "The Outside Story," sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund: Ticks are more abundant than ever before in northern New England, and tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Read more about why, and how to stay safe while still enjoying time outside this summer

Mobile STEM Lab delivers ‘awesome’ to North Country students

White Mountain Science, Inc.'s Mobile STEM Lab crisscrosses the North Country to bring STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics — programs to students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to dive into this modern curriculum. The mobile lab was launched with support from the Charitable Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

Coös Youth Grantmaking program awards first grants

Tilly Players, after-school program at Boys & Girls Club of the North Country and After School Kids in Whitefield receive support from youth-led program of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

Kristin Lizotte awarded 2019 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical

Kearsarge Elementary School teacher plans to make the traditional three R’s more meaningful to young students by exposing their teachers to three C’s ­— creating, collaborating and connecting

Building a mountain-biking mecca in Gorham

The Coös Cycling Club is providing outdoor recreation opportunities for local residents, drawing tourists, and contributing to economic revival in the Gorham area. The group has now joined forces with the Borderlands Trail System, which is promoting trail networks and communities across the Northern Forest region. Grants from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation support this work and other efforts to promote sustainable economic development for the North Country

Monadnock region’s largest dairy farm now protected

The 350-acre Chickering Farm, on the Connecticut River in Westmoreland, will remain intact in perpetuity