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Second Start

Second Start was incorporated in 1971 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit and began Adult Literacy classes in 1972.

Mission Statement: Second Start is committed to improving the economic and educational well being of New Hampshire residents. Our goal is to help people become more productive workers, family members and community citizens. We provide supportive, affordable and effective educational programs including but not limited to: Adult Basic Education, Job Training and Career Counseling and Training for At at-risk youth, and Child Care services.

Progams Include:

Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language Instruction

Literacy and HiSET Tutoring for Adolescents and Adults

High School Equivalenct Preparation and Testing (HiSET)

First Start Childrens Center and summer school age program

The Alternative High School for Adolescents

Transitional Employment and Training Program for Adolescents (TET)

Drug abd Alcohol Prevention (Student Assistance Programs in 4 local School Districts)

New Amereican Driving School

Second Start in 2016 serves as the lead organization of a broad coalition of nonprofits, other agencies and business organizations creating a Welcoming Community in Concord for Immigrants.The goal is to promote a more user friendly and tolerant community economically, socially, religiously and politically so that all our residents may grow and prosper.

Second Start has administered, since 1988, all of the New Hampshire Department of Education’s staff development program and activities for Adult Education practitioners in the state. 

First Start Chidren's Center is a License Plus rated Chidcare and After School facility with the State on New Hampshire for children ages 6 months to age 12.

The Alternative High School is a New Hampshire State approved Special Education Program for Emotional Handicapped, Learning Disabaled and Speech and Language Impaired Children ages 14 to 21.

New American Driving School for refugees started in 2018

In 2019 Second Start began administering in conjunction with the Concord School District, the Adult Diploma Program, which provides an opportunity for adults and older adolescents to earn a High School Diploma. 

In 2021,Second Start entered into a three year contract with thr NHDOE to coordinate the payment and administration of the 17 HISET testing Centers in New Hampshire  

Visit our Website at : or call 603-228-1341 for additional information

Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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