James Snodgrass Board of Directors Jim Snodgrass has been the Executive Director of Second Start since 1974. Second Start is a private nonprofit educational corporation located in West Concord. Our mission is to help people become more productive workers, family members and community citizens. We provide supportive, affordable and effective educational programs, including: high school equivalency preparation, English as a Second Language instruction, adult volunteer tutors, Alternative High School for at-risk adolescents, Drug and Alcohol Prevention for five area school districts, and child care at First Start Children’s Center. Recently Second Start has been the lead agency in an immigrant integration initiative for the last 4 years (The Welcoming Concord Initiative). Jim has served on numerous Boards and Advisory Boards over the last 44 years, and Jim has a BS in Education from Miami University, Oxford Ohio and an M.ED. in Educational Administration from Antioch New England, Keene NH.