University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension receives NEA funding to address the aging population through design
October 23, 2014
Working closely with the city of Franklin, as well as with partners like Plan NH, Charlie French, Molly Donovan, and Sharon Cowen, members of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s community development team, applied for—and won—a highly coveted grant funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to help communities generate conversations and problem-solving workshops to tackle major development problems. The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) awarded only four such grants this year (out of 48 applicants) and this is the first time Cooperative Extension has won an NEA-related grant.
The PROSPER Project: A Proven Model for Delivering Prevention Programs to Communities
October 22, 2014
While evidence-based prevention programs have been shown to decrease high-risk behaviors among young people, effectively delivering and sustaining these programs can be challenging, especially for rural communities. To address these challenges, a team of prevention scientists tapped into Cooperative Extension’s expertise in successfully delivering research-based solutions to rural communities, and cultivated a collaborative approach to program delivery that has proven successful in communities throughout the country.
Northeast Center Website Improvements
October 22, 2014
In an effort to improve access to the Center’s online resources, we have recently implemented a number of changes to the Northeast Center website that we hope will offer our web visitors an improved experience. While every effort was made to retain original URLs for popular content, visitors may need to update their bookmarks. If you are having trouble finding a resource, or would like to suggest additional improvements, please let us know!