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The Latest from Kismet

Responding to the Movement for Racial Justice

June 26, 2020

Dearest Kismet Community, We want to share with you our perspective on the latest events unfolding throughout our nation in response to the killing of George Floyd and countless other Black individuals that highlight racial injustices in the United States. We recognize the centuries of systemic racism and oppression inflicted…

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Spring 2020 Update

May 30, 2020

  Dear Friend of Kismet, I wish you warm greetings of spring and good fortune of health. I know 2020 has not gone according to plan for most of us, but I hope there has been at least one silver lining that has kept you in high spirits. Here is…

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Graduate Spotlight: Gashim Nyapir

April 29, 2020

Photo Credit: Anne Skidmore Name: Gashim Nyapir Age: 23 Hometown: Portland, ME Sending school: King Middle School Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in South Sudan and moved to Portland, Maine in 2004, at the age of seven. I have lived in Maine for the majority…

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Kismet Will Be Participating in Giving Tuesday Now on May 5th

April 24, 2020

Dear Kismet Community, On May 5, 2020 we will be participating in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and unity, created as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This pandemic is changing the world and the lives of everyone in it. But while citizens…

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The Healing Power of Community: Kismet and COVID-19

April 20, 2020

At this time, like many organizations, Kismet is facing an unprecedented dilemma. We are up against the critical question of whether 2020 programming will be happening or not. To be honest, I do not have an answer for you right now. What I do have is a series of personal…

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Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund Continues Support of Kismet Rock Foundation

March 5, 2020

We are honored to announce that on March 2, the Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation awarded us a $12,000 grant, in memory of Ryan Bishop. In the fall of 2011, Kismet was selected by the Bishops as the first recipient of the Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor…

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Kismet to Host Event at Arc’teryx Boston January 30th

January 16, 2019

Kismet Rock Foundation, in partnership with Arc’teryx Boston, is excited to announce that we will be hosting a benefit event featuring climber Freddie Wilkinson on January 30th 2019 at 7PM. Join New Hampshire climber, guide, and writer Freddie Wilkinson at the Arc’teryx Boston store for an evening of story-telling –…

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Spring Fundraiser and Grant Award Updates

May 30, 2018

We are honored to receive a $4,000 grant award from the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation and a $4,000 grant award from the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation. We are grateful for the support of our local students from both foundations. The mission of The Kendal C.…

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Spring 2018 Fundraiser

May 9, 2018

Dear Friends:   Summer is almost here. This will be our 19th season of ‘redirecting the path and potential of vulnerable children,’ and we know this is only possible because of our family of donors – we are truly grateful for your continued support. It’s that time again, and we…

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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Grant

May 4, 2018

As this seemingly endless winter winds down, we are gearing up preparation for the summer to begin and our students to start arriving in July. We are always excited to see our returning students and look forward to getting to know our first year students. We would not be able…

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February 2018 Funding Updates and News

February 15, 2018

While we are in the midst of a long of New Hampshire winter, our lives are brightened by the opportunity to meet and get to know children who retain a sparkle in their eyes and hope for a better future in spite of significant difficulties in their lives. In January…

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End of year giving and community support.

December 7, 2016

It is that time of year again: snow-filled mountains, iced over lakes, warm slippers, hot coco, and end-of-year giving!  We have sent out our annual appeal letters, to provide the opportunity to support our program, to hundreds of households throughout New England.  Our program is provided to students with absolutely…

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