4th Annual Pittsfield Community Impact Awards
Thursday August 18 at Dustin Park at 6 pm
Hosted by Pittsfield Listens
Let’s recognize the outstanding individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses who help make Pittsfield a great place for everyone to live, learn, work, & play.
Come celebrate with music, food, and good times with neighbors! 6 pm Awards Ceremony, followd Celebration w/ BBQ & Potluck.
*You're invited to bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Click here to download a nomination form and submit it to:
Mail: Pittsfield Listens P.O. BOX 206 Pittsfield, NH, 03263
Email: info at pittsfieldlistens.org
Drop it off at Pittsfield Listens- 72 Main Street or Pittsfield Youth Workshop- 5 Park Street
ALL NOMINATIONS DUE BY AUGUST 3, 2016 at 5 pm
Listen, Learn, Talk with School and Community Leaders
- Meet Mike Wolfe, Pittsfield School Board Chair. Thursday January 14, 2016 from 6-7:30 pm at PMHS Media Center
- Meet Eric Nilsson, Board of Selectmen Chair. Thursday January 28, 2016 from 6-7:30 pm at the Pittsfield Town Hall
Workshop with Class Action
Saturday December 12, 2015
In this interactive workshop, Class Action supports safe space to engage on how exploring class can transform our lives, our work, and our communities.
What can we gain by talking about class?
- How class identities affect our lives, how we work and who we work with
- What are the invisible obstacles within our own communities
- How can we become more class inclusive (and why we should)
- How can we celebrate the differences from all class backgrounds to build community
Who should attend?
- Community-serving organizations or volunteers
- Municipalities or municipal board members
- All interested community members
Saturday December 12, 2015
Pittsfield Middle High School Media Center
23 Oneida Street, Pittsfield, NH
10am – 5pm | Lunch provided
All workshops are on a sliding scale, $75 – $20. Scholarships available. If childcare or transportation assistance is needed in order for you to participate, let us know upon registering.
This workshop is one of 4 workshops across New Hampshire. Sponsors include the American Friends Service Committee, Investing in Communities Initiative, NH Charitable Foundation, NH Listens, and more! Visit www.classism.org/exploring-class-NH/ to learn more.
When Opportunity Stops Knocking: NH's Kids and the American Dream
Thursday May 7 at the Pittsfield Community Center- 75 Main Street
5:30 Doors Open, 6-9 pm Roundtable Discussions
Join us for a statewide conversation to share ideas with neighbors, hear the latest research, and inform the presidential primary campaigns about the increasing barriers our state’s children face in achieving their dreams.
This May, NH Listens is hosting twelve local conversations across the state- including in Pittsfield- that will engage residents in an important conversation about the growing opportunity gap and its effect on the next generation.
Refreshments Provided. Childcare available upon request. Co-hosted by NH Listens and Pittsfield Listens.
March 2 Meet the Candidates Night in the PMHS Cafeteria. 6:15 Refreshments, 6:30-8 pm Program
Join to meet and ask questions of candidates for local office, and share your priorities for Pittsfield.
Community voice- All participants are invited to join in small groups (8 to 12) for the opportunity talk about what matters most to you for the Pittsfield community.
Engage with candidates for local office- As the candidates rotate among the participant groups, they interact directly with all participants over the course of the event. In this way, voters have a chance to hear all candidates respond to their questions and measure the candidates on their own standards.
Youth Voice- Middle and high school aged youth are welcome to join for the youth voice table, sponsored by the Youth Organizing & Action Committee (Y.O.A.C.).
Chilcare available upon request. Hosted by the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce and Pittsfield Listens
February 23 Facilitating for Public Engagement Training from 9:30 am- 4:30 pm at the PMHS Media Center.
January 8 Solving Public Problems- The Deliberative Dialogue Process
Solving public problems is a challenging task. Pittsfield Listens- in partnership with NH Listens- seeks to build engaged community that can share their experiences and resources for getting 'unstuck' and solving public problems that affect NH residents' everyday lives. We welcome Pittsfield community members and groups to join and learn more about:
- the process of public engagement and deliberative dialogue;
- how Pittsfield Listens and this process can be a resource to solving local issues;
- the role of the facilitator, and what it means to become trained to facilitate small groups in community wide conversations. Facilitators have the opportunity to assist in local, regional, and statewide dialogues. This is a great precursor to the facilitator training to take place in February;
- how Pittsfield Listens moved through this process in 2011 to support giving more voice to people in the community as part of the redesign efforts of Pittsfield Middle High School.
Past Events of 2014
December 11 3rd Annual Community Impact Awards Night! 6 pm at the Scenic Theatre. Celebration at Jitters Cafe to follow.
November 13 Comunity Dinner and Conversation from 6:15-7:30 pm at the Pittsfield Youth Workshop.
Focus: But I'm just one person! What difference could I possibly make? Join us for dinner with neighbors and friends and a facillitated conversation that considers Margaret Mead's famous claim- "Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
This event is welcoming and inclusive for all ages! Kids and adults are welcome to join.
October 9 Student Centered Learning 101: An evening to learn about Student-Centered Learning and how it has positively impacted the Pittsfield Schools and Community. 5:45-8 pm at the Pittsfield Middle High School Cafeteria.
September 11 Open Meeting and Potluck
August 21 Theme: Everyday Leadership
July 17 Communication Action Committee Report out
June 26 Annual Cookout!
May 15 Community Potluck
April 17 Economic Development in Pittsfield
March 20 Learning Studios at Pittsfield Middle High School
January 16 Restorative Justice at Pittsfield Middle High School
Working together to make Pittsfield a great place for everyone to live, learn, work, and play