By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Content Manager |
Music education in New Hampshire’s public schools is getting a boost from the David M. Brooks Music Fund.
Brooks, of Bedford, was a U.S. Army veteran who had worked in the printing industry — and who loved music. He left a bequest in his will to create the fund, which will distribute up to $175,000 annually in perpetuity for the teaching of light classical music and voice in New Hampshire grammar schools, high schools, colleges and universities.
The New Hampshire Music Educators Association is working with the Foundation to advise grantmaking, and grants will be focused on districts with the greatest need.
For more information, contact Peter Benson, Charitable Foundation senior program officer, at 800-464-6641 ext. 271 or Peter.Benson@nhcf.org.
The New Hampshire Theatre Project's “Elephant in the Room” series uses theatre to bring people together to talk about immensely difficult things — suicide, eating disorders, substance misuse — and connect people with resources available to help
The Austin17 House in Brentwood is a place where young people feel connected, and heard, and celebrated
Brandon Pierre is a mentor with the Mayhew Program. Mayhew doesn’t change people, Brandon says. It gives boys “an authentic, honest belief in themselves — which allows them to change their future.”
Nonprofits are helping migrant children and families at the U.S./Mexico border, safeguarding immigrant and refugee rights nationwide – and assisting New American families right here in New Hampshire.
Foundation Senior Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer Yulya Spantchak analyzes New Hampshire's results in the most recent Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The new data give New Hampshire much to celebrate — and point to areas where we can and should do more
Projects will help improve water quality, habitat, biodiversity, and flood resilience in Connecticut River watershed
Dr. Lisa DiBrigida of Amoskeag Health on a whole-family approach that helps children thrive
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?'
Center for children with disabilities in Keene has been caring for children with complex needs for more than a half-century
Photos, video from gathering of more than 700 people to celebrate the extraordinary ways that ordinary people are building and strengthening community across the Granite State
A few examples of recent grants making a difference in communities around the Granite State: Portsmouth Music and Arts Center builds community through the arts; Christa McAuliffe's legacy continues; Kids in Chichester get new playground equipment; Empower Coös Youth Grant Committee makes its first round of grants; Veterans get support and services; History is preserved in Manchester; The largest remaining dairy farm in the Monadnock region is conserved
Project LAUNCH, a coalition of nonprofits and public agencies, has been building a coordinated system of services and care to make sure that every child in Manchester has the social and emotional supports she needs to learn, thrive and grow: developmental screening that leads to earlier interventions; professional coaching and development for early childhood teachers; making behavioral health a routine part of pediatric visits; parenting classes and home visiting; a rapid-response team for children who have been affected by trauma.