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Advocacy Updates

advocacy (noun) – public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy

Impact Monadnock recognizes the importance of advocacy for our region’s youngest citizens and their families. That is why we’ve been working behind the scenes with some of New Hampshire’s strongest advocacy organizations to push for policies that will make a difference in the lives of children ages zero to 5. Here are some updates on our latest advocacy efforts:

  • In early January, Impact Monadnock’s Project Director, Dr. Marj Droppa, was selected to Co-Chair the Spark NH Policy Committee alongside Lara Quiroga of Project Launch. The committee meets monthly and coordinates the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for early childhood (birth through 3rd grade) in NH. The committee collaborates with state agency and policy leaders in NH to identify and support changes in policy for the state’s youngest citizens.

Register now for the Business Roundtable on October 26th

business_ambassador_-roundtable-final-09072016Have you registered for the Business Roundtable on Family-Friendly Workplace Policies? On the morning of October 26th, the Business Ambassadors of Impact Monadnock will host a roundtable discussion about what businesses around the Monadnock Region are doing to make their workplaces more family-friendly. Attendees will be invited to share their questions and ideas with others. Keynote speaker Amanda Grappone Osmer, 4th generation owner of Grappone Auto Group in Bow, NH, will share insights about how her company’s family-friendly policies have contributed to their workplace wellness and overall success.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 26th from 7-8:30 AM at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship (25 Roxbury St, Keene, NH). Doors open and a light breakfast will be served at 6:30 AM.

Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register today!

Click on the flyer for a downloadable PDF with all the details.

For more information, contact Emily Hall Warren, at 603-283-5265 or emilyhw@badgerbalm.com

Lisa’s Story: A Call to Action

homepage-block-crayonsImpact Monadnock believes that advocacy for children and families in the Monadnock Region is crucial to accomplishing its mission and vision. Stories from our friends, neighbors and colleagues provide windows into the realities of being a parent, grandparent or caregiver in New Hampshire.

The story that follows comes from “Lisa,” a Monadnock region grandmother who took custody of her two grandchildren. The story reveals some of the personal and legal challenges that Lisa has faced as a caregiver for two young boys, and it speaks to the importance of taking a stand for the rights of caregivers. The story was written by Rachel Therrien, an intern at Impact Monadnock.

Legislative Forum on Children and Families in the Monadnock Region

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On October 10th from 6-8 PM at Keene State College, Impact Monadnock, in partnership with the American Democracy Project of Keene State College, will host a Legislative Forum on Children and Families in the Monadnock Region.

All are welcome to attend this free, public event to talk to local decision-makers about issues affecting children and families in the Monadnock Region. Guest speaker MaryLou Beaver of Every Child Matters will share information about the “Opportunity Gap” and children’s issues at the state level.

Click on the flyer for a downloadable PDF version. For more information, please contact Marj Droppa at 603-352-4209 or marj@muw.org.

Save the Date: Business Ambassadors Roundtable on October 26th

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Join the Business Ambassadors of Impact Monadnock to learn more about family-friendly workplace policies at a roundtable discussion! The Business Ambassadors are pleased to host keynote speaker Amanda Grappone Osmer, 4th generation owner of Grappone Auto Group in Bow, NH. Amanda will share insights about how her company’s family-friendly policies have contributed to their workplace wellness and overall success.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 26th from 7-8:30 AM at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship (25 Roxbury St, Keene, NH). Doors open and a light breakfast will be served at 6:30 AM. Be sure to mark your calendars for this informative event.

This roundtable is FREE, but space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register. 

Continue reading below to see the event flyer with all the details.

For more information, contact Emily Hall Warren, at 603-283-5265 or emilyhw@badgerbalm.com