Manchester Proud Newsletter: August 22, 2019


Back to school

We are gearing up for the start of school in September. We plan to be at open houses across the city to welcome families and educators back to school. And, in an effort to include more parent voices in our work, we will send a survey home with students that asks parents to tell us what they want students to know and be able to do when they graduate. 

This attempt to create a “Portrait of a Graduate” is guiding our work, and we’d like to hear your thoughts too. Please email your response to

Superintendent Dr. John Goldhardt, who is a member of our Community Planning Group, is focused on the new school year too. He shared a few priorities with the Ink Link. 

Looking back. Looking ahead.

We knew we’d been busy since forming Manchester Proud in late 2017. But we didn’t appreciate how busy until we put together a detailed timeline of our work. If you are new to Manchester Proud or want to better understand our work, check out the timeline on our FAQ page. Scroll to the third question, “What has Manchester Proud done so far?”

We’re in the news

The Manchester Ink Link asked Congressman Chris Pappas this week what he thought of Manchester Proud. The congressman, who was in Manchester to read to students at a Manchester Bookmobile stop, called our work an “exciting opportunity.” The Ink Link article has his full remarks. 

And, in case you missed it, the Business NH Magazine included Manchester Proud in its recent story about Manchester’s renewal, alongside the city’s top-notch health care providers, innovative business start-ups, vibrant downtown, arts scene, and 11 colleges, universities, and trade schools. 

Don’t forget to vote.

We are nonpartisan and don’t endorse in political races because we believe in the strength of working together will all political parties and all people. But we do encourage you to vote. The city’s primary election is Sept. 17, 2019. The general election is Nov. 5, 2019. There are nearly 175 candidates seeking seats on the Board of School Committee, Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and School Charter Commission. Three people are running for mayor. The Union Leader has a list of candidates for each race.

Wondering where you vote? Enter your address into the city’s election website. 

Need to register to vote? The city’s website tells you how. 

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