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  • The future of Manchester depends on the planning we do today – for our city and for our schools.
  • Manchester Proud is about planning for that future.
  • We are Manchester families, students, educators, business owners, and community leaders.
  • Join us to create a plan for our schools that ensures all students are prepared for success.

Miss our community forums?

See them here.

Good news. If you couldn’t attend our three December forums to hear and vote on our short list of ideas for rethinking education, we’ve linked to them below. And, you can still vote on the ideas you like best at  vote.manchesterproud.org.

Dec. 3, 2019:     Teaching and Learning

Hosts: Manchester teachers Abigail Gemme and Katie Labranche, members of  our Community Planning Group, and Adam Rubin of 2Revolutions

Dec. 12, 2019:    Financing our schools

Hosts: Manchester lawyer Michael Delaney, a member of our Community Planning Group, and Adam Rubin of 2Revolutions

Dec. 18, 2019     Community Partnerships and Operational Effectiveness

Hosts: Diane Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, community builder Deo Mwano, both members of our Community Planning Group, and Rachel Lopkin of 2Revolutions. 

2/20/2020: Save the date

On Feb. 20, 2020, we will ask the Board of School Committee to adopt our plan for rethinking education in our city’s public schools.  Please join us and show your support for our schools, our students, and our city.


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Manchester Proud is creating a plan to remodel our schools to make sure they have the supports to ready our students, and therefore our city, for the challenges and opportunities ahead.