Let's build community resilience together!
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Kearsarge Community Network (KCN) was developed with support from a UNH Extension initiative. Our goal is to bring together local partners from nonprofit organizations, civic groups, towns, schools, and businesses in the Kearsarge area. We collaborate on activities, programs, and events that cultivate resiliency and wellness skills. KCN meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
For more information, contact Carol, our KCN coordinator,
at (603) 938-2562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the support from the UNH Extension team, we provide virtual training programs for the community. Programs include: Mental Health First Aid, Living Well with Chronic Pain, Health/Wellness, and so much more! Training programs are free and open to all. Contact Alyssa Lemmermann, UNH Extension Teacher, at email@example.com.
We bring the community together for events,
such as: apple and potato gleaning for local food pantries, Stone Soup lunches, and inter-generational health and wellness activities. Promoting neighbors connecting with neighbors!
Potato gleaning event
KCN-Workforce Development is facilitating a mentoring and community service program, providing hands-on learning projects for youth. KCN and partners work to build relationships by providing positive role models that demonstrate life and work skills as youth and adults work together.
Supported by the UNH Extension: Building Community Resilience project, along with support from the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grants.
2023 KCN Monthly Meetings
Held monthly on the 4th Thursday @ 2pm on Zoom
For the last two years, KCN has brought together our local partners from nonprofit organizations, civic groups, towns, schools, and businesses in the area, to collaborate on activities, programs, and events that cultivate resilience and wellness skills.
KCN Goals in 2023 are to create opportunities for:
Community gatherings to reduce isolation, anxiety, and stress
Food access, healthy nutrition, and agricultural self-sufficiency
Exploring mentorship programs in our communities
Ongoing free UNH trainings for all community members
The KCN meetings have been successful in bringing key stakeholders together to build working partnerships. KCN covers Sunapee, Andover, and the seven towns in the Kearsarge Regional School District.
Come join us and find out
how working together can
and decrease duplication.
To receive access code for
January 26th meeting at 2pm