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North Country Listens - Our Children, Our Future, Our Community.

Watch this video about our early childhood community conversations and action forum
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When Opportunity Stops Knocking: New Hampshire's Kids and the American Dream

Thank you to those who participated in the statewide conversation to share ideas with neighbors, hear the latest research, and inform the presidential primary campaigns about the increasing barriers our state’s children face in achieving their dreams. READ THE REPORT

Candidate Conversations Toolkit

Hosting a Candidate Conversation night is a terrific way to engage and inform residents, and support a tradition of civil conversation in your community. Learn more about hosting a Community Conversation with candidates running for local office...

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Facilitator Trainings

The work of public engagement and deliberative dialogue is only as strong as its facilitators. LEARN HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.

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“NH Listens is well organized and facilitates discussions in a manner where all opinions and views are shared in a respectful and constructive fashion.”

Anthony Colarusso
Chief of Police, Dover
Linda Saunders Paquette

"Substance abuse is a serious problem in NH that impacts every community. Partnering with NH Listens to conduct statewide conversations was an amazing experience."

Linda Saunders Paquette
Executive Director, New Futures
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“I learned so much, and want to run through it again sometime - I hope future trainings are scheduled."

Roger Stephenson
Behavioral Public Relations & Management Counsel

Upcoming Events


  • Upcoming Facilitator Training Sessions
    Please visit our facilitation webpage for more information about our upcoming training sessions. Learn More
  • Local Listens Learning Exchange
    Join a network of local and regional leaders who are improving community and increasing civic engagement through Local Listens organizations. Register Now
    Join friends and neighbors for conversation, food, and stories of Community in Concord on February 13, 15 or 16, 2016. Everyone welcome. Free childcare and interpretation available. Register Now