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 Brett Losen '14

Brett Losen '14
Foundation Office Assistant

Majors: Classics, minor in Biology

Hometown: Calmar, IA

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Potential Projects

Provided are some ideas upon which you could base your fellowship proposal and a list of organization in the Upper Valley.

 

Potential organizations you could work with in the Upper Valley.

 

Aloha Foundation

Oversees 5 camps for children, adults & businesses

Fairlee

VT

802-333-3405

Marty Jacobs

marty@systemsinsync.com

802-785-2611 (work)

603.208.8200 (cell)

BONNIE CLAC

provides financial literacy training, car buying assistance and loan guarantees

Lebanon

NH

603-443-9701

Chris Weiss

chris.weiss@dynamicclinical.com

603-252-7510 (c)

603-397-3637 (w)

Center for School Success

Provides learning assessments, teacher training, & community workshops. Contact Leslie Williamson

W. Lebanon

NH

603-298-6700

Jan Tarjan

Jan.tarjan@dartmouth.edu

603-646-3419 (w)

COVER Home Repair

Provide funds to the Home Repair Program, divert items from the landfill to good use, & offer good merchandise at affordable prices to those who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

White River Jct.

VT

802-296-7241

Jan Tarjan

 

David's House

To provide a home-away-from-home for families with children receiving treatment through CHaD (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth)

Lebanon

NH

603-643-2298

Kevin Peterson

kp@nhcf.org

603.653.0387, ext. 1270 (w)            

Enfield Shaker Museum

foster public knowledge and understanding of the cultural, religious, and economic history of New England

Enfield

NH

603-632-4346

Julia Hadlock

Julia@uvuw.org

603.448.2766 (w)

603.448.3578 (f)

Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley

provides a supportive friend during this special time

answering questions,  respite child care, providing transportation, preparing meals, doing light chores, running errands, linking families to community resources

Lebanon

NH

603-448-1597

Julia Hadlock

 

Good Neighbor Health Clinic

Basic primary medical care, referrals to specialists, colon cancer screening, dietary counseling (diabetes, obesity, & healthy eating habits), OB/GYN exams—free PAP tests, etc.

White River Jct.

VT

802-295-1868

Julia Hadlock

 

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council

Programs and services help older adults to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Contact Roberta Berner.

Lebanon

NH

603-448-4213

Julia Hadlock

 

Headrest

To assist those who are addicted, in crisis or without support by developing, maintaining and delivering effective programs.

Lebanon

NH

603-448-4872

Julia Hadlock

 

High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program

nationally certified therapeutic riding program that provides excellence in equine-facilitated activities

Sharon

VT

802-765-4433

Julia Hadlock

 

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation

provide support for the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study and develop new initiatives linking ecosystem science and public policy.  Contact David Sleeper.

Hanover

NH

603-653-0390

Julia Hadlock

 

 

 

Listen Community Services

provides services and support to meet the critical needs of Upper Valley individuals and families.

 

 

Lebanon

 

 

NH

 

 

603-448-4553

 

 

Jan Tarjan

Montshire Museum of Science

hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, offering dozens of exciting exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology.

Norwich

VT

802-649-2200

Julia Hadlock

 

Opera North

Offers opera shows in conjunction with many volunteers

Lebanon

NH

603-448-4141

Kevin Peterson

Stern Center for Language and Learning

Is dedicated to literacy for all.  Contact Edward R. Wilkens

White River Jct.

VT

802-295-8773

Kevin Peterson

Student Conservation Association

offers conservation internships and summer trail crew opportunities to more than 3,000 people each year

Charlestown

NH

603-543-1700

Kevin Peterson

Twin Pines Housing Trust

dedicated to perpetually affordable housing

White River Jct.

VT

802-291-7000

Jan Tarjan

United Way of the Upper Valley

study local community needs and then allocate resources to best meet those concerns

Lebanon

NH

603-448-2766

Julia Hadlock

 

Upper Valley Business Education Partnership

connects classrooms, communities and careers in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont.  Contact Kathi Terami.

Hanover

NH

603-643-3431 x307

Kevin Peterson or

Julia Hadlock

 

Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity

Eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in the Upper Valley community.

Hanover

NH

603-643-3256

Jan Tarjan

Upper Valley Haven

Provides shelter for homeless families, and food and other services to those in need

White River Jct.

VT

802-295-6500

Jan Tarjan

Upper Valley Humane Society

Promote a humane community by inspiring compassion for all living creatures and strengthening the bond between animals and humans.

Enfield

NH

603-448-6888

Jan Tarjan

Upper Valley Land Trust

conserving our region’s rural landscapes and wild places. Contact Jeanie McIntyre.

Hanover

NH

603-643-6626

Kevin Peterson

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Protect natural heritage through education…Contact John Dolan and Teresa Mitchell.

Quechee

VT

802-359-5000

Kevin Peterson

Vital Communities

works to engage citizens in community life and to foster the long-term

balance of cultural, economic, environmental and social well-being in our region.

White River Jct.

VT

802-291-9100

Marty Jacobs

Women's Information Services

To empower victims of domestic & sexual abuse violence to become safe & self-reliant through support services.

Lebanon

NH

603-448-5922

Marty Jacobs

 

 In a survey provided to organizations in the Upper Valley, here are some of their responses when asked about further development in resource- or revenue-development projects, and outreach and/or communications in their organizations.

 

Stern Center for Language and Learning:

The Stern Center wishes to expand its service to learners, families, and education, medical, child-care professionals in the greater Upper Valley region. The need for our literacy services of evaluation/instruction, professional development and research has become clearer throughout southern Vermont and New Hampshire.           

As part of expanding our service depth in the Upper Valley Region we hope to develop a network of Stern Center Friends to help establish a broader community sense of the Stern Center as an educational resource to the community and its public and private education and medical systems. 

 

Upper Valley Business Education Partnership:

UVBEP wants to review its Partner School fee structure which has not changed since we incorporated in 1999, despite significant changes in program scope and impact. In addition, we want to research and suggest alternative sources of funding for schools to cover their fees. We also want to adjust our corporate funding levels to offer more opportunities for giving to specific initiatives. Our Advancement committee is just beginning to brainstorm ideas for moving forward with both issues.     

UVBEP initiated a Community Outreach committee this year to explore school administrator relations in an effort to sustain partnerships with schools. We also want to create a regular newsletter with program spotlights for our stakeholders. While these are two specific outreach/communications projects, we also want to create an overall outreach/communications strategy. 

 

Center for School Success:

Need to collate and evaluate learning "trends" we have collected over past 5 years and create way to present findings (posters, charts, graphs). Also would like to create a database of customers and donors and increase the organization's networking structure.  

We are a small organization with limited capacity to pursue the outcomes of our work despite our desire to do so. One project might include having a student serve as an "outside" impartial evaluator who visits the schools we work with and interviewing teachers to learn which elements of CSS work have been most beneficial. 

 

Vermont Institute of Natural Science:

Certain new environmental education programs (e.g., teacher professional development) require up-front investment in content development and marketing before they can be launched and begin to earn steady revenue through fees and sponsorships. We often pursue such content development and marketing work on "nights and weekends," which prolongs the launch period for the new programs.    

VINS has established Outreach Presentations for stimulating interest in our formal environmental education programs among school children and their teachers. We're not sure these presentations are always the best, most cost-effective way to communicate with these target audiences. We are evaluating alternative outreach/communication projects that may be more effective. 

 

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation:

Research on foundation grants and on development software systems.       

Newsletters, both web based and paper; other reports. 

 

Upper Valley LandTrust:

We would like to develop a visible annual fundraiser, perhaps a point to point trail run or hike.     

We need to more fully develop our website and establish an integrated e-newsletter. 

 

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council:

Inadequate staffing for marketing and development--a promising corporate sponsorship program, updating the website, following new leads for fund-raising...       

Regularly updating the website! 

 

BONNIE CLAC:

We need to develop additional relationships with nonprofits to have them use Bonnie CLAC's expertise to buy cars and have lacked the capacity to be able to implement this service.

Bonnie CLAC needs to communicate better with our target low income and vulnerable individuals. This will help us develop new business and come closer to becoming self sustaining

 

Twin Pines Housing Trust:

Grant-writing, grant research, other.

Revamping our membership structure and communicating that to constituents.

 

Student Conservation Association:

As a national nonprofit based in the UV, we always have needs to pursue projects that will increase awareness, outreach and revenue in the region. Specifically, we are currently building a high performance facility for which we need to secure underwriting for various green elements especially from area businesses.    

As with the above question, we can use help focused on increasing awareness and understanding of our organization's role in the area. With the construction of our LEED building we would like to have an educational curriculum developed and delivered on our website illustrating the benefits of high performance buildings.         

Last Updated: 8/7/11