My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge

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On Monday, May 2nd, 2016 Mayor Jim Donchess announced Nashua’s acceptance of the White House initiative My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge.

The MBK Community Challenge is a national call to action to build and execute robust plans to ensure that all young people – no matter who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born – can achieve their full potential.

The MBK Community Challenge is based upon well-researched findings and expert recommendations from multiple disciplines, which conclude that coordinated efforts can improve the life prospects and outcomes for all our young people.  By intervening at key moments in life, using evidence-based strategies and comprehensive approaches, we can remove barriers, expand opportunity, and improve outcomes for all.

After accepting the challenge, the City of Nashua began the process of reviewing its local policies and resources and began the process of developing its own, Nashua-tailored plan. One of the components of that plan is the Arlington Street Community Center, which officially opened on October 28th, 2017.

Strategic Action Plan

MBK Nashua Strategic Action Plan (PDF)

Key Goals

Below are the primary goals of the MBK Community Challenge:

  1. Entering school ready to learn
  2. Reading at grade level by third grade
  3. Preventing violence and providing second chances 
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