Start Small. Think Big.

Because the future of the entire Monadnock Region depends on the success of our youngest citizens.

We’re Hiring!

Impact Monadnock is seeking a program director to lead a collective impact initiative that focuses on early childhood, with a goal of preparing children age 0-5 for academic, career, and life success. Successful candidates have a track record in community-building and possess strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner. Advocacy experience is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in education, social services, health or other related fields. Master’s degree and community and/or collective impact knowledge preferred.

Click here for a complete job description.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to or mail to Monadnock United Way, 23 Center Street, Keene, NH  03431.

Vroom launches in the Monadnock Region

Vroom is a series of creative tools and materials that inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments. Developed with input from parents, early childhood experts, neuroscientists, and community leaders, Vroom has the potential to positively impact the early years of children across the country.

Impact Monadnock’s Family Supports Project Team has been working hard to identify community partners and organizations who can build relationships with parents, families and child caregivers so that Vroom’s tools and materials can be distributed.

Vroom had its first mini-launch at the 3rd Annual Baby & Toddler Expo on April 2nd, and another launch event will take place at the The Children & the Arts Festival on May 20th.

Dr. Marj Droppa accepts new role at Keene Family YMCA

It’s with sadness that Impact Monadnock has accepted a resignation from Marj Droppa, Ph.D., Project Director of Impact Monadnock.

We are pleased to say that Marj has accepted a wonderful position at the Keene Family YMCA as their new financial development/community impact director, which combines her talents in collective impact and fundraising.  We know that with Marj in this new role, the YMCA and Impact Monadnock will have many opportunities to collaborate on impactful projects that prepare children age 0-5 for academic, career and life success.  Marj has promised she will not be a stranger!

The important work of Impact Monadnock (IM) will continue as it always has. Monadnock United Way (MUW) is providing interim leadership and program management of all strategies for the next few months. As the Backbone Organization for IM, MUW was already engaged with and knowledgeable about IM’s activities, and Marj has done an excellent job during her transition  to make sure all of IM’s initiatives are tidy, structured and ready to proceed forward at speed.

If you have questions about these changes, do not hesitate to contact us at We will keep you posted as this change process evolves.

Business Ambassadors Breakfast Roundtable Event on May 2nd

The Business Ambassadors of Impact Monadnock are delighted to invite you to a free Roundtable Event: The Benefits of Investing in Child-and-Family-Friendly Workplaces on Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:30-8:30 AM at Stone Arch Village, 835 Court St, Keene, NH. The Ambassadors will also be introducing their new Program for Membership at this event.

Come share this opportunity to network together, to hear about Child-and-Family-Friendly Workplace Practices and to consider joining the Business Ambassadors, a peer group of business leaders who support the work of Impact Monadnock. The featured keynote speaker will be Rebecca Copans of Let’s Grow Kids.

A continental breakfast with protein and gluten free options will be provided starting at 6:30 a.m.. The program begins at 7:00 AM. This event is FREE, but space is limited, so register early! Simply click here to register.

Click on the flyer for a downloadable PDF version. Please spread the word and invite friends and colleagues who might be interested!

Questions? Please contact Marj Droppa at

Pyramid Model Professional Learning Community

As a follow-up to the November 11-13, 2016 Pyramid Model Training, early childhood educators are coming together in Keene, NH on March 15, 2017 to collaborate on ways to bring the Pyramid Model to classrooms.  This will be the first meeting of the Pyramid Model Professional Learning Community.

Meeting Details
When: Wednesday, March 15, at 6:00 PM
Where: Jonathan Daniels Preschool, 227 Maple Ave, Keene, NH
Who: Attendees of the November 11-13, 2016 Pyramid Model Training and all other interested early childhood center teachers and directors

Anyone interested in attending this meeting should RSVP to Emily Hartshorne at