Manchester Proud Seeking Applications for Community Planning Group

By January 23, 2019 Chamber Insights, Education

Manchester Proud Seeking Applications for Community Planning Group

Manchester Prouda local community movement to create a new, comprehensive strategic plan for the Manchester School District is currently seeking applicants for their Community Planning Group. Everyone who lives and works in Manchester is encouraged to apply as the Community Planning Group is designed to be reflective of Manchester schools, which currently serve a population that includes 40% of students who are children of color.

In order to ensure that the new strategic plan is truly by and for our community, it is essential that the planning process be guided by the people of Manchester. With this in mind, Manchester Proud is now accepting applications for the Community Planning Group.

Manchester Proud’s Coordinator, Barry Brensinger, explained that Manchester Proud recognizes the importance of having a very inclusive group, which is consistent with Manchester Proud’s role as a community movement. “We plan to soon announce the formation of a selection committee of community representatives that includes an educator, representatives from the United Way and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, as well as representation from people of color. This selection committee will review and select members of the Community Planning Group. In order to ensure objective representation of the community and authenticity, the selection community who will review these apps will be 100% composed of community representatives. Manchester Proud Council members will help support the process, but will not serve on the selection committee or participate in the selection process”, continued Brensinger.

To be consistent with their emphasis on community representation throughout this process, the Manchester Proud Council has decided to use an application process for the Community Planning Group. They have worked with independent consultants to develop a very clear, short and simple application. It includes some broadly framed questions related to the applicants’ visions for Manchester, interests in the schools, and why they are interested in serving in this capacity. Click the buttons below to learn more, or apply!

About Manchester Proud

Manchester Proud is a community-based movement committed to the success of all public school students in the City of Manchester, New Hampshire. It brings together all residents of the community to envision, plan, and achieve its mission. Manchester Proud has no affiliations, political or otherwise, and is empowered by the fundamental belief in the strength of working together, equitably, inclusively, and collaboratively. Manchester Proud seeks to build a stronger Manchester through the excellence of the City’s public schools. Learn more at manchesterproud.orgor on Facebook at