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Be the Change, Be a Voice for Young People

The Problem Living in New Hampshire where the average age is 43 (the second oldest state in the U.S.), I have been the youngest person in many of the rooms I walk into. Sometimes I think this dynamic keeps me feeling young even as I creep into my mid-thirties. More often though, the position of […]

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Making NH Home: Q+A with Courtney Daniel of No To Patterns

Radio show host, stationary designer, and entrepreneur, Courtney Daniel is a nationally recognized award winning business owner and a woman who wears many hats. Originally from Georgia, Courtney moved to New Hampshire eight years ago (and she’s sort of gotten used to the snow)!  Courtney is the founder of No To Patterns™, a membership organization […]

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At the Intersection of Opportunity

This is the third blog in a Diversity Matters series featuring Geno Miller, Co-Founder and CEO, of Shtudy. If you haven’t already, check out the prior blogs: Cultivating Diversity and The Problem Shtudy is Solving. Your commitment to building more diversity in the state of New Hampshire is commendable. What is it about the state that […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Kelsie Eckhert

This week I had the honor to speak with award-winning Social Studies teacher, Kelsie Eckert. Kelsie is the Department Head at Moultonborough Academy, the President-Elect of the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies (NHCCS), a member of the Manchester NAACP, and the founder of The Remedial Herstory Project, and host of the organization’s podcast […]

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Cultivating Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, has been a hot button top of discussion in workplaces, exacerbated by the current events surrounding racial injustice. As our organization works towards our mission to attract and retain more young people to New Hampshire, Stay Work Play is committed to make the state a more welcoming, inclusive and just place for people of […]

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Black Women Rock & Next Generation of Black Female Activists

While the 14th Annual Black New England Conference (September 25 – 26, 2020) entitled Black Women Rock: Leading the Charge for Social and Political Change is chock full of incredible speakers ranging from US Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley to Essence Emerita Editor in Chief Susan L. Taylor, on the extraordinarily prescient topic of leadership of Black […]

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Deepening Connection and Understanding Across NH’s Urban/Rural Divide

We’ve all lived it, haven’t we?  We’re going about our day when someone says something political that boils our blood. Anyone could have said it, anywhere. A stranger through the comfortable anonymity of the comments section. A neighbor or a colleague we thought we knew better, over a video-chat happy hour. A blood relative, a […]

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What Is Environmental Justice?

Wikipedia says the definition of Environmental Justice is: the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies While we have all done harm to the earth, the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) […]

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Creative Expression on Juneteenth

Creative expression is vital to celebrating and honoring the joys and sorrows of the past. One part of our country’s history that is remembered this month is Juneteenth. If you are not familiar with it, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, […]