Sheri Rockburn awarded Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship
Rockburn, assistant commissioner of New Hampshire’s Department of Administrative Services, will attend an intensive, three-week program at the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with public servants from around the world.
Earth science teacher awarded Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical
Teacher Gregg Stott of Hanover plans to produce a documentary film about how the Ice Age affected the Connecticut River Valley and develop an Earth Science curriculum to help students from elementary to high school notice and better understand the geology of their own backyards.
Building projects, friendships and community
Wolfeboro’s Makers Mill provides spaces for learners of all ages to tinker, fix, invent, build, design, craft and innovate — together.
Free screenings of Anxious Nation coming to New Hampshire communities
New documentary will be screened statewide, accompanied by panel discussions and access to mental health and suicide prevention resources.
Concentric stories: New initiative eases process for telling pandemic story
"Our Story NH" project, which aims to provide a historical archive, launches new option for people to share stories quickly.
A warm meal with good friends – and much more
For more than 6,000 seniors or adults with disabilities in and around Grafton County, the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, its eight senior centers and its community partnerships offer transportation, meals, activities, health and financial guidance and companionship.
‘I want to be able to provide for my children’
Felicia Fekay of Whitefield is doing the work she loves. She became a licensed practical nurse with help from Charitable Foundation scholarships and plans to continue her studies and become a registered nurse.
All teens welcome at Avenue A
At Avenue A, young people participate in everything from small group discussions to biking, hiking, cooking and basketball. They listen to and play music, learn woodworking or just unwind in a place where they feel welcomed, appreciated and not judged. They also learn about being part of a community and how to build belonging, while knowing they are in a place created for them by a community that supports them.
Grants help libraries keep up with tech needs
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.
SOAR program helps young people thrive
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.
A week-long job shadow leads to a career path
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.
Improving lives with the help of horses
A New Hampshire Charitable Foundation field-of-interest fund, created by a generous donor, supports equine services and other animal therapy in New Hampshire.