During National Adoption Month
Statehouse Event to Honor NH’s Adoptive Families
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) will honor New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families during a celebration at
the State House in Concord on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The event will
celebrate the 127 adoptions finalized in the State between October 2013 and
September 2014. Governor Maggie Hassan, DHHS Commissioner Nicholas
Toumpas, and DHHS’ Division for Children, Youth and Families Administrator
Eileen Mullen will be speaking at the celebration. This will also be an
opportunity to hear from an adoptive parent.
EVENT: DHHS Celebrates New
Hampshire’s Adoptive Families
WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
LOCATION: NH State House
Governor and Council Chambers
107 North Main St – Concord, NH
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During National Adoption Month
Today is Frank's 44th birthday, and we want to wish him a happy birthday with a gift that will help push Team Guinta over the top this November.
As you know, we are in a dead heat with Carol Shea-Porter. Between her trips to California wine country with Nancy Pelosi and the special interest PAC and lobbyist dollars that will flow into this district, they will come to play in a big way this fall.
With that in mind, please contribute $44 on Frank's 44th birthday to ensure we have the resources to win this fall and return this district to your hands!
Your gift will go a long way in helping defeat Carol Shea-Porter, and keeping Nancy Pelosi away from the Speaker's gavel.
Thank you for all you continue to do,
Frank Guinta for Congress
WHEN: Monday, September 29, 2014
WHERE: Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue
TIME: 8:00 a.m.
The New Hampshire WIC Nutrition Program will be holding an event to
celebrate 40 years of WIC services in New Hampshire. A daylong event will
be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord starting at 8:00 AM
and ending at 4:15 PM. Approximately 90 WIC staff at the State and local
offices will be attending. The program will include a morning welcome from
the Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas
and a lunchtime congratulations from Kurt Messner, the USDA Northeast
Regional Administrator. Confirmed dignitaries include U.S. Representative
Ann McLane Kuster, who will speak in the morning, and a representative from
Governor Margaret Hassan’s office, who will present a WIC 40th Anniversary
proclamation. Awards will be presented to State and local WIC agency staff
with 25 or more years of service and to grocery stores in the State that
have accepted WIC vouchers for the entire 40 years
Network For Educational Opportunity To Hold School Choice Celebration & Free Children’s Concert at Belknap Mill
The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) announced today its inaugural School Choice Celebration to be held during National School Choice Week. NEO’s celebration will take place at the Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East in Laconia, NH on Saturday, February 1st beginning at 12:30 p.m. NEO staff are holding this first-ever event to kick off their second year of K-12 scholarship operations, and to celebrate the awarding of more than $125,000 in education tax credit scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.
Free and open to the public, the NEO School Choice Celebration will feature interactive musical experience “Wayne from Maine” and balloon-meister White Marriot. The celebration will also highlight the need to expand access to educational options for all children.
Organizers expect close to 250 people to attend the event: children, parents, community leaders, and other education choice stakeholders. NEO staff will make a presentation on scholarships and school choice at 12:30 p.m. and will repeat this presentation following the concert. NEO’s close-knit community – as well as new families seeking information – are strongly encouraged to attend for scholarship access updates, including information on how to apply.
Under the NH Education Tax Credit law passed in 2012, families may be eligible for financial need-based scholarships from NEO to pay tuition for education options. This has created a flurry of interest from families in need and levels the playing field, giving children whose parents are of modest means the opportunity to attend a school they would otherwise be unable to afford. The need-based scholarships empower families to choose an educational setting that is the best fit for their child. Options NEO can assist with run the gamut of public schools outside a student’s zoned district, first-time or continued attendance at specialized private schools, as well as financial support for home schooling materials and experiences.
“All of us at NEO are thrilled to have the opportunity to empower NH families to overcome barriers to choosing a school or educational setting that is the best fit for their child. We’re proud to have awarded scholarships to more than 100 children in 2013 and we look forward to celebrating school choice with parents and the community,” said NEO Executive Director Kate Baker.
By participating in National School Choice Week 2014, which runs January 26th to February 1st, NEO joins hundreds of organizations, thousands of groups, and millions of Americans in raising awareness concerning the need to empower parents with the ability to choose the best educational environments for their children.