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The Latest from Kismet

Thank You! Kismet Surpasses Giving Tuesday Goal

December 2, 2020

We are absolutely blown away! Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Giving Tuesday Fundraiser! Whether you made a donation or shared our mission with your loved ones, it is because of you that we were able to reach our goals! Together we raised $8,900! We also had 45…

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Kismet Featured on WMWV/Magic 104’s “Drive Time”

December 1, 2020

Our Executive Director, Alyssa Riley, joined WMWV/Magic 104‘s Gino Devaney on Monday night’s Drive Time to discuss Kismet Rock Foundation and Giving Tuesday. Drive Time · Kismet Rock Foundation – Giving Tuesday – 11/30/2020

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Kismet to Participate in Giving Tuesday 2020

November 24, 2020

This Giving Tuesday, we will be fundraising to provide our students with another memorable year of programming. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. $5000 in donations 50 individual donations 10 first-time donors Buy s’mores for the campfire – $5 Ice cream night at a…

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From All of Us at Kismet: Thank You!

November 18, 2020

Humanity is now facing mounting inequalities that have been illuminated by the international pandemic. Not only are we faced with our own personal challenges but one cannot turn away from the overwhelming challenges others are facing. It is difficult to know how to contribute meaningfully to a better society and…

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Looking Ahead: Program Season 2021

November 11, 2020

Due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot say with absolute certainty what lies ahead. Yet, it is our full intention to move forward with a typical summer program for the 2021 season. We will spend the winter preparing for the program, presenting, and interviewing students. Our goal is to…

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Creating Community During a Pandemic

November 4, 2020

A 2020 Program Update from the Executive Director You do not need me to tell you that this year turned out to be unique at best. Like the majority of the world, COVID-19’s reach impacted Kismet. For the very first time in our history, we did not have a summer program…

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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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