SNHS is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Eileen Phinney Multi-Cultural Center at 521 Maple in Manchester on Friday, Nov. 19, from 12 PM to 1PM.
The Latin American Center (LAC) began in 1972, founded by the late Eileen Phinney, a Uruguayan immigrant who founded and was actively involved in the Center as well as the broader Multicultural community of Manchester for 40+ years. In 2010 the Latin American Center officially became the Eileen Phinney Multi-Cultural Center in recognition of her role in starting the center and many years of service to the community.
The Center will continue to the serve the Latino community but now will be available to a variety of different groups in the ever-growing minority community in the Manchester area. The Center has been used for Ethnic groups including Latinos, Bhutanese, Somalians and Congolese. Classes have been conducted for English language and training, agricultural seminars, citizenship, workers’ rights and various other issues that affect the Refugee and Immigrant communities. Currently, the building houses Latino Services, Somali Batu Community Association of New Hampshire and the administrative office for the B.R.I.N.G. I.T!!! after school program It is our explicit commitment to work cooperatively with other organizations, agencies and individuals who are serving the same population to avoid redundancies of services or programs.
The 2nd annual Amazing Senior Race took place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Mall of New Hampshire.
Mayor Ted Gatsas cut the ribbon during opening ceremonies for the Amazing Senior Race. From left, Dee Martin, Lyn Collins, Mayor Gatsas and Jay McCallion, RSVP volunteer.
There were 19 stores that participated in the event this year plus 7 interactive sponsor tables. With four routes that covered the Mall, the walkers had a great time doing challenges along the way such as: Dress the Mannequin, name that gadget and string beads. Besides raising awareness of what RSVP volunteers do in the community, this event raised over $5,000 to help maintain and implement RSVP programs in the community.
RSVP volunteer Norma Valley and her granddaughter Kaity were the top fund raising team!
The Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) has begun taking applications for the winter season that runs from December 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. An in-person interview is required of all applicants. All qualified households can now call to make an appointment to come to their local Southern New Hampshire Services office to apply.
Youth age 18 and under will enjoy free meals again this summer through the Summer Food Service Program coordinated by Southern New Hampshire Services. Sites located in five cities or towns in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties will provide free meals to local youth.
Southern New Hampshire Services has announced the availability of plots at the Hillsborough County Community Garden in Goffstown.
The garden is open to all residents of Hillsborough County who wish to have a garden space. A minimum of 75% of all gardening spaces are reserved for households meeting federal low-income guidelines.
NASHUA – Crime affects everyone making it critical for everyone – including seniors – to be prepared for situations that might arise.
Learning to be better prepared is the topic of the “Practical Suggestions for Your Personal Safety” workshop presented by Jane Constant, Senior Relations Specialist for the