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

Advocacy Opportunities Next Week

Want to learn how to be an advocate for change in your community? Looking to share your thoughts on what early childhood education should look like in the Monadnock region?

Impact Monadnock invites you to attend these upcoming events:

September 18th, 5:30 – 8 PM @ Keene Family YMCA, 200 Summit Rd, Keene, NH

“Lead the Change! Be an Advocate.” Advocacy experts from New Futures Kids Count and NH Children’s Trust will lead hands-on training based on real world scenarios. Attendees will learn how to develop leadership and civic engagement skills. Guest speakers will include: NH Senators Jay Kahn & Ruth Ward, VT Senate Majority Leader & Keene Y member Becca Balint, & Jennifer Carroll of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. See the full event flyer here.

Announcing New Program Director: Jill Morgan!

We are so pleased to announce that Jill Morgan, the new Program Director for Impact Monadnock, will be joining Monadnock United Way on September 27, 2017!

Jill comes to us with a wealth of experience, including:

  • Eight years of community impact leadership at United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona
  • Expertise in early childhood education, K-12 education, and youth development
  • Over a decade of experience in successfully securing and managing grant funding for programs
  • A proven track record of effectively leading, innovating and problem-solving with vision and systems perspective

As Program Director, Jill will be leading Impact Monadnock in mobilizing the community to improve outcomes for young children and families in the Monadnock Region. We are eager to introduce Jill to the parents, caretakers, educators, early childhood professionals and advocates who make the work of Impact Monadnock possible.

Stay tuned for future announcements as Jill embraces her new role.

 

More Local Companies Adopt Babies at Work Program

Filtrine Manufacturing Company and Keene Housing now offer Babies at Work program to employees

As members of Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors group, Filtrine Manufacturing Company and Keene Housing advocate for helping cultivate a strong, vibrant Monadnock Region, supporting child-and-family-friendly workplace practices that ensure children ages 0-5 and their families are healthy and thriving.

To that end, both organizations recently adopted the increasingly popular Babies at Work program, a child-and-family-friendly policy that allows parents to bring their baby to work when a child is age six weeks to six months or until they can crawl. Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors are like-minded business leaders representing for-profit and non-profit companies of all sizes in the Monadnock Region. Every quarter they meet, network and share ideas for different initiatives their organizations can consider utilizing in an effort to improve the lives of workers and the children who depend on them.