Resources for Pathways to Prosperity


Reports and Studies 

  • NH Quality of Life Survey. In January 2023, Stay Work Play commissioned the Saint Anselm College Survey Center to conduct a quality of life survey of 20-40 years old in New Hampshire. The aim of the survey was to answer the question of what are the relative advantages and disadvantages with regard to young people staying, working, and playing in the Granite State.
  • Creating pathways for tomorrow’s workforce today, Beyond reskilling in manufacturing. In 2021, the National Association of Manufacturers commissioned a workforce study that outlined a growing shortfall in skilled labor. “The manufacturing skills gap in the U.S. could result in 2.1 million unfilled jobs by 2030,” the trade group warned.

  • 2022 New Hampshire Kids Count Data Book
    This report includes New Hampshire-specific data about child health and wellbeing, including key takeaways and policy recommendations.
  • New Hampshire Developmental Services.The latest edition of the Employment Data Report on employment information of individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders served by the Area Agency system of New Hampshire.
    Area Agencies and contracted service providers and employment vendors record employment-related data
    for adults aged 21-64 who receive community care waivered services. Employment data is recorded to include
    demographics, hourly wages, weekly hours worked, job titles, industry codes and more. This data is analyzed and
    reported to stakeholders who have a vested interest in the labor force participation of people with disabilities in New
  • Early Childhood Equity Movement (ECEM) is a collaboration that aims to address and improve access to services such as early care and education, health care, and other family services (e.g., housing or SNAP/EBT) for racially and culturally diverse families in New Hampshire across three phases.This report will detail the process and findings from Phase 1, which aimed to highlight what is working, what is not working, and what families identify as needs in accessing services. Read the executive summary here

Toolkits and Resources

  • Reentry and Employment Resources for Justice-Involved Individuals, provided by Library of Congress.


Local and Regional Resources

  •  Partnerships and programs supported by NH Charitable Foundation.
  • Working Fields is a staffing agency with a unique peer support model born from our founder’s experience in socially responsible business, recovery, and incarceration.
  • Affirming Spaces Project is on a mission to help businesses create more welcoming and affirming spaces for all, starting with New Hampshire!
  • The Diversity Workforce Coalition stands ready to assist you with all things diversity, equity, and inclusion in the 
    workplace. Leveraging best practices in this space, they bring you exciting and motivating programming in an effort to ensure your competitiveness through networking, conference, and training. 
  • MaineWorks is an innovative employment company with a social mission: to dignify the experience for people who face real barriers to workforce reentry, including people recovering from substance use disorder and people with felony convictions.
  • The mission of SOS Recovery Community Organization is to support all people affected by substance use with peer-based solutions and advocacy to reduce the harm and stigma of drugs.
  • NH School Funding Fairness Project, advocating to make school funding more equitable and fair for students and taxpayers alike. 
  • New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change. New Futures envisions State and local communities where public policies help keep New Hampshire a healthy state to live, work, and raise a family. 
  • Vital Communities engages Upper Valley people, organizations, and communities to create equitable solutions to our region’s challenges.
  • To help businesses participate in the Tax Credit program, CDFA provides resources to evaluate donation opportunities, including background on projects currently fundraising, a tax credit calculator to estimate the return-on-investment for a donation, as well as an Overview of the CDFA Tax Credit Program and Tax Credit Frequently Asked Questions.
  • The Endowment for Health works to improve the health and reduce the burden of illness for the people of New Hampshire, especially the vulnerable and underserved.
  • WorkReadyNH is a practical, tuition-FREE professional development program that builds the skills that help employees succeed in the workforce, and that NH employers highly desire.