"WISE was always there when needed. I may not have been able to come this far without your help!"  -survivor
Happy Holidays from WISE

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we are reminded of the many ways that you, our very wise community, support us in our mission.

To those of you who send poinsettias, pears, and cookies to the Program Center spreading holiday cheer, to the WISE Elves who make sure there are presents under the tree, and to the people who drop off gift cards and personal items, we say a heartfelt thank you. We are so grateful for all the big and little ways you join us and support survivors.

Recently, one of our educators shared that after a lesson at an Upper Valley high school, a student approached her to talk. The student shared that a relative is in an abusive relationship and the whole family is very worried. Their friend suggested that they call WISE and ask for advice. The student did, but got scared and hung up. The student said, "But then I came to school today and you are here !" The student explained that everything covered in the dating violence lesson was exactly what the relative was experiencing, which was why the student now felt comfortable asking for help. 

This story illustrates beautifully how important our Youth Violence Prevention Program is to the Upper Valley. We count on your generous support every year to help us accomplish our goal to end violence, share hope, change lives. Please consider making a gift today.
2020 Covered Bridges Half Marathon
 
We still have some spaces left on Team WISE! Last year Team WISE raised over $30,000! We are so grateful for this event because the money raised helps support WISE programming.

To join our team, all you have to do is commit to raise at least $500 for WISE. We pay your registration fee and offer some pretty cool VIP benefits. Click here to learn more and sign up for our Team.
We're hiring!

Youth Advocacy Coordinator
Must love working with youth to support their safety and autonomy. Knowledge of youth and child development, and the impacts of gender-based violence strongly preferred. This position is community-based and requires strong collaboration and partnership-building skills. WISE works as a team, and the right candidate will be committed to social change and thrive in a fast-paced, dedicated and passionate team environment. Click here to learn more .

Development Coordinator
Join our Development team and help us meet the financial goals of WISE. Primary responsibilities include managing the donor database, gifts, and coordinating fundraising events. Additional responsibilities may include grant-writing, donor communications, donor research, and other fundraising-related projects. Click here to learn more .

Interested? To apply for either position, please send a cover letter and resume to Peggy O'Neil, Executive Director .
Leading the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence
Program Center · 38 Bank Street · Lebanon, NH 03766
every hour, every day · 866-348-WISE
tel: 603-448-8922 · fax: 603-448-2799 · www.wiseuv.org