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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.

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. 

Learn, Celebrate & Network: Upcoming Opportunities

New Hampshire’s early childhood organizations have been very busy advocating on behalf of the state’s youngest citizens, their caregivers and their teachers. Check out these upcoming opportunities to learn, celebrate and network with early childhood professionals in the heart of the Granite State!

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 marj@muw.org.

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.