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Applications open for Success by Six Grants

The Success by Six Committee of the Keene and Elm City Rotary Clubs is offering mini-grants to organizations with programs that work to help young children start school ready to learn. The Success by Six Committee supports the annual publication of the Family Resource Guide, which can be found online here.

Grants are limited to programs within the Rotary Clubs’ service area, which includes: Alstead, Chesterfield, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland and Winchester.

If you or your organization are interested in applying for a grant, please send a letter with details of your request for a specific project or need to:

Rotary Club of Keene
Attn: Success By Six
PO Box 126
Keene, NH 03431

Requests can also be submitted online at

Requests must be postmarked or received by March 30, 2018. For more information, please contact

When ACEs Aren’t Playing Cards

We are grateful to Becky Karush, an Impact Monadnock volunteer with a specialty in copywriting for business and nonprofits to achieve social change, for helping us raise awareness about important topics related to young children and families. In her most recent article in “The Hub,” a new feature of The Keene Sentinel, Becky shares information about ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences – and how parents/caregivers can help protect children. Click here to read the article online, or continue reading for the full text.

“Learn to Grow” in The Keene Sentinel

The Keene Sentinel has partnered with Impact Monadnock to feature a monthly column about early childhood development! “The Hub,” a new, magazine-style publication of The Keene Sentinel, has a section on Children that serves as a community resource on the care and raising of kids in the region. As part of this, Impact Monadnock is contributing a monthly article to the “Learn to Grow” column.

These articles are written by Becky Karush, a local volunteer who runs BeckyK Creative Marketing, specializing in copywriting for business and nonprofits to achieve social change. Click here to check out Becky’s great work in the “Learn to Grow” column.

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.