Thanks to a generous donation, the Charitable Foundation was able to develop the New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program to help rural and under-resourced libraries meet the increasing need for online access by supporting technology upgrades, distance learning and staff training.
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside-down for children and teens, leaving families and schools looking for ways to help young people overcome feelings of profound uncertainty, anxiety and isolation. The SOAR program at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton, was designed specifically to help young people cope with COVID’s fallout.
With help from a Charitable Foundation scholarship, Joshua Williams is studying at Lakes Region Community College, majoring in Electrical Systems Maintenance and Installation and Electrical Power and Control Technologies. He plans four more years of study for an electrician journeyman’s license, then to earn his master electrician’s certification. He dreams of starting his own business.
A New Hampshire Charitable Foundation field-of-interest fund, created by a generous donor, supports equine services and other animal therapy in New Hampshire.
Adrianna George of Milford is studying Animal Science and Marine Biology at UNH with help from a Charitable Foundation scholarship.
Steven Martinez of Manchester is entering his fourth year of schooling to become a licensed plumbing contractor, while working as a plumber's apprentice.
Career change: Meghan Foley used to cover local emergencies as a reporter. Now she responds to them as a firefighter and EMT. With help from a Charitable Foundation scholarship, Meghan is studying Fire Science at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia.
Kittery artist awarded grant that helps cultivate the Piscataqua Region’s arts community, boost artists’ careers and helps keep them living and working in the area.
The Friends of Mascoma Foundation has grown into a respected volunteer organization providing scholarships, awarding mini-grants to teachers, sponsoring art in the schools, donating musical instruments and establishing food pantries.
‘I didn’t know these doors were open to me.’ Partner post from Reaching Higher NH about how schools are promoting equitable access through homegrown career pathways.
The honor will enable Dempsey to attend an intensive, three-week program this summer with public servants from around the world. Dempsey will attend the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in July. The fellowship, now in its 28th year, was established in memory of the late New Hampshire House Majority Leader Caroline Gross and the late Concord Mayor Martin Gross to honor dedication to public service.
In Laconia, the local paper has embarked on an ambitious project to hear directly from young people about their COVID experiences and other issues important to them. The Laconia Daily Sun is taking a Solutions Journalism approach to reporting on the issues raised by young people: examining how similar issues have been addressed elsewhere and what possible solutions might be options in the Lakes Region.