Northeast Credit Union and Measured Progress Serve as Sponsors


Rochester, New Hampshire, February 14, 2013 – Local non-profit Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, recently completed its third interactive workshop of 2013—Education Day. The 36 member class gathered at Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire to hear leaders in the field of education discuss topics ranging from the pros and cons of charter schools to the role of community colleges in the creation of a skilled and dynamic workforce, suited to the demands of today’s economy.

Education Day, sponsored in part by area businesses Northeast Credit Union and Measured Progress, opened with a discussion panel on early childhood education and featured speakers from the New Hampshire Board of Education, Early Learning NH, and the Early Education Task Force. Following this discussion, administrators from both traditional and charter schools addressed program participants and highlighted local education initiatives currently underway. The day continued with a talk by Lin Tamulonis of Great Bay Community College which stressed the critical relationship between the community college system, a skilled labor force, and economic development. Lastly, Dan Barrick, the Deputy Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, took the floor to discuss issues of public policy and funding and the effect on education initiatives.

“I’m so proud of the program we were able to put together for Education Day thanks to the generous support of Northeast Credit Union and Measured Progress,” said Jennifer Wheeler, Executive Director of Leadership Seacoast. “The speakers informed program participants about the pertinent, and timely, education issues affecting our region-helping the class to see the connections between economic development, education, and the criminal justice system.”

Leadership Seacoast will hold six more interactive workshops between now and June as part of its 2013 program year. Thanks to the continued backing of area businesses like Northeast Credit Union and Measured Progress, Leadership Seacoast is able to provide meaningful experiences for every student, offer scholarships to participants, create further opportunities for alumni, and secure the best speakers and venues. For more information about Leadership Seacoast and becoming a corporate sponsor, visit https://www.leadershipseacoast.org/ or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334—6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.

About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Leadership Seacoast offers its participants unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more information about our programs please contact us at jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org or check out our website at www.leadershipseacoast.org