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SNHU Community Impact

A Force for Social Good

SNHU is always engaged in new and exciting initiatives that do good in our communities. Read the latest stories about our community involvement and meet the people who are committed to social change through the power of education. And don’t forget to check back often for information about what’s new with SNHU in the communities we serve.

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10,000+ Volunteer Hours

Completed by staff, students and alumni across the globe in 2019

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90+ Organizations Supported

Ranging from NH to Tucson to Eastern Africa

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500,000 Tons of Food Waste Diverted

Plus sustainable facilities and initiatives built to keep our community green

SNHU student drawing with a child during youth programming at the Center for New Americans

SNHU Center for New Americans

SNHU opened and operates the Center for New Americans at the YWCA of NH. The Center serves over 120 new American youth weekly through youth programming, campus and community events. In addition, the Center houses ESOL programming, competency-based higher education and community dinners.

Three SNHU students posing with a member of the community during volunteer work

The Chandler Center

The Chandler Center on campus facilitated over 13,000 hours of community service and serving learning, resulting in over $300k of economic impact. Almost 1,000 of SNHU’s campus-based students were engaged last year with the Chandler Center.

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SNHU in the Community

As of May 2019, SNHU employees have completed 11,000 hours of volunteerism through the company’s Volunteer Time Off (VTO) policy. In 2019 during the University’s Global Days of Service Initiative, SNHU students/staff/alumni hosted 180 service projects supported by 1,500+ volunteers for a total of 7,800+ service hours around the globe.

Military spouse and full scholarship recipient Jenny Barrezueta and her family at an Operation Homefront celebration

Community Partnerships

SNHU supports a wide variety of schools, nonprofits and charitable organizations across New England. Whether we’re teaming up with the Boston Celtics to build tech labs in middle schools, or supporting military spouses through Operation Homefront, we’re committed to removing barriers to education and lifting the voices of marginalized communities.