Community Engagement

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Bringing Communities Together


Helping communities expand their reach, employ inclusive strategies, and hear diverse perspectives.


Community Engagement Academy

Strong, vibrant communities have active and engaged citizens. That is why we are committed to teaching innovative and proven techniques that reach and engage all New Hampshire residents. In the Community Engagement Academy, we explore the practice of local communities who have used citizen input to influence their revitalization efforts while teaching a variety of engagement tools.

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Community Profiles

The Community Profile program provides an opportunity for communities to affirm strengths, identify opportunities, envision a vibrant future, create action plans, and develop local leaders and action groups to pursue this vision for the future. One of the major outcomes of the Community Profile is more citizen participation in the community.

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Articles

Bringing community members into the housing discussion will lead to a supported vision and solutions.
New Hampshire communities are feeling the housing crunch and are poised to start considering solutions. We can increase housing one unit at a time and... Learn More
Community Engagement Academy empowers community leaders
Community Engagement Academy empowers community leaders Learn More
By Tyler Quinn Smith, Community & Environmental Planning Major, UNH 2018
By Tyler Quinn Smith, Community & Environmental Planning Major, UNH 2018 Learn More

Resources

Why Conduct a Community Assessment? A community assessment gathers data from community members to assess the current situation in a city or town. As p... 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
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
The Business Retention program promotes a thriving economy by helping communities identify the challenges and barriers to the survival and growth of l... Learn More
The Business Retention program promotes a thriving economy by helping communities identify the challenges and barriers to the survival and growth of l... Learn More