Community Leadership

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Working Together

Helping community members stay focused, work together and create strategies to solve problems.

Capacity Building

We work with communities and organizations to develop and strengthen the skills, abilities, processes and resources needed to seize opportunities for growth, accomplish goals, and plan for the future.

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Community Engagement

We teach innovative and proven techniques to engage underrepresented populations, unearth a wealth of diverse perspectives, unique needs and various opportunities. Engaging community helps community leaders make decisions that recognize the needs and interests of all community members.

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Leadership Development

We work with communities to expand leadership capacity through strategies and training that builds leadership skills that promote collaboration, effective planning and the ability to help move projects from inception to completion.

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Community leadership workshop


The concept of Victory Gardens began in World War II, when Americans were encouraged to grow backyard gardens to help ease pressured supply chains and... Learn More
From rural innovation to group facilitation, CED wins accolades at national conference
Extension staff took home two major awards at the 2022 National Association for Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) Conference held... Learn More
New Hampshire towns depend on the support of volunteers
Over the years, we have seen certain characteristics that make up strong community volunteers. These characteristics help volunteers successfully cont... Learn More


In the summer of 2020, the Town of Derry began the process of engaging the community to determine the future of Hood Park. Goals included creating a c... Learn More
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations easily. However, it is important for meeting hosts and participants to... Learn More
Why Reach Out and Engage Your Community?

Healthy communities have an active and engaged citizenry. There are many ways to engage. Civic... Learn More
There are many ways to engage your community. Communities can consider forums, storytelling, posters  and many other ways to get more people involved ... Learn More
Why reach out and engage your local community?

Healthy communities have an active and engaged citizenry. There are many ways to engage.... Learn More
Being part of an action group working on a community-defined project can be extremely rewarding. It can also present many challenges, including those ... Learn More