Leadership Program for NH Homeless Begins Recruitment


July 29, 2015

For more information, media only, contact: Michele Talwani – 603-641-1143 ext. 322
For more information, general questions, contact: Kyle Beaulieu – 603-641-9441 ext. 259


NH Coalition to End Homelessness Opens Enrollment for its Granite Leaders Program

MANCHESTER, NH – The NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH) has begun recruitment for its Granite Leaders program, which is set to begin its second class in November.  The biennial program builds leadership skills within the homeless and formerly homeless community, increasing their capacity to take on influential roles on issues pertinent to their lives.  Applications will be accepted until October 1.

“It is essential that the voices of those who have experienced homelessness are incorporated into our discussions about how best to solve this troubling problem,” said Cathy Kuhn, PhD, Director of the NHCEH.  “Graduates from the 2014 class of Granite Leaders are making profound impacts in their communities and we are looking forward to expanding their number and influence with new graduates from the 2016 class.”

Through a six-month, free-to-attend, educational program, which is followed by a year and a half of mentorship, participants of Granite Leaders learn specific skills and interact with widely recognized leaders on the local, statewide and national levels.  Upon completion of the program, graduates become part of a network of skilled leaders focused on improving the quality of life in communities across New Hampshire.

The program will begin in November 2015 and will be limited to 20 participants.  The NHCEH is currently accepting applications for participation in the Granite Leaders program.  To refer someone to the program, please contact the NHCEH at [email protected] or call 603-641-9441 extension 259.  For more information, please visit www.nhceh.org/GraniteLeaders.

Businesses, organizations or individuals that would like to help underwrite the cost of the program, can do so by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000. Information can be found by visiting www.nhceh.org/graniteleaders/sponsor.

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of eliminating the causes of homelessness through research, education, and advocacy.  For more information about the NHCEH and this training, visit www.nhceh.org or call 603-641-9441.