Bill Badgley's students studying English at the Dover Adult Learning Center are immigrants who have university degrees. Their fields of study include architecture, software develoment, communications, business, journalism, environmental science, and engineering.
Taintor Child, artist, and program director of MindsEye Designs in Dover, received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to bring a Connections program to the artists she mentors. MindsEye Designs is a vocational program in the creative arts at Community Partners serving adults with disabilities. Taintor had taught a class in a small space at their Crosby St. office. But now MindsEye has a storefront gallery and a shop on Dover's Central Avenue.
…we had a soiree, us Connections facilitators, and we remembered. In Villingen in the Black Forest I celebrated Christmas with my British boyfriend eating greasy goose we stewed on our hot plate, followed by sweet Badenwurtember wine, far too many glasses, clinking cheer.
A high point of 2017 was an invitation to New Hampshire Humanities Connections staff to do a presentation with the extraordianry Jessie "little doe" Baird who has worked to reclaim the Wampanoag language on Cape Cod.
At the NH Correctional Facility for Women in Goffstown, a small group of women in red t-shirts and sweatshirts in a gray room with a gray floor were writing the U.S. Constitution by hand. Linda Graham, facilitator in the New Hampshire Humanities Connections adult literacy program, had given everyone a copy from PrintableConstitution.com.