By Angela Carter, Senior Vice President, Calypso Communications Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast has spent the last 25 years impacting Seacoast area communities by strengthening ties within the community, increasing civic engagement, and developing effective, knowledgeable, and engaged leaders. The nonprofit organization is coming up on its annual open enrollment where candidates can …

An interview with Maryellen Burke, Executive Director, Portsmouth Historical Society Leadership Seacoast’s inaugural Grad school, a three-session interactive experiential program available only to Leadership Seacoast alumni, will launch its opening session November 6, 2014 This exciting first session will feature topic expert from the area, including Maryellen Burke, executive director of the Portsmouth Historical Society, which …

Q&A with N.H. Superior Court Chief Justice Hon. Tina L. Nadeau   In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Leadership Seacoast is launching Leadership Seacoast Grad school, a three-session interactive experiential program only available to Leadership Seacoast alumni. Our first session, to be held November 6, 2014, features topic expert Chief Justice Nadeau. We spoke with her to …

By Jennifer Wheeler, Executive Director, Leadership Seacoast The Leadership Seacoast Class of 2014 volunteered at the Wonderland Thrift Shop in Stratham earlier this month as part of the United Way Day of Caring. It was the first project in their graduation commitment to their communities. Wonderland Executive Director Lisa Pearson reported that the group unpacked …

By Donna Marsh Leadership Seacoast Communications Consultant During the Leadership Seacoast 2014 graduation ceremony, each class member declared out-loud to their classmates, friends, colleagues, and family, exactly how they were going to make a difference in their communities in the coming months. I was motivated by their commitment. One graduate, Travis Thompson, announced he would …

By Maria Sillari, Program Consultant, NH Center for Nonprofits Perhaps you’re a graduate of Leadership Seacoast’s Class of 2014 wondering what’s next in your leadership journey. Maybe you’re reading this because you’re an alumnus looking for opportunities to get more involved in your community. Or just maybe you’re serving on the board of a local …

A Q&A with Rachael MacDonnell, Class of 2014 What was your overall general impression of Leadership Seacoast Government Day? As with all of the Leadership Seacoast program days, I appreciated the broad range of perspectives presented to us on Government Day. For me, this exposure began the day before when our group completed our “homework” …

By Jen Wheeler Government Day is an opportunity for the class to get a glimpse into the political landscape and experience firsthand how policies are made.  This year was no exception. While driving home from Concord that afternoon, I reflected on the major themes I heard throughout the day. Interestingly and coincidentally, they all started …