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Keene’s First Multicultural Community Center

Campaign Introduction:

The Keene Community Cultural Center project hopes to bring together individuals from different cultural backgrounds with the common goal of addressing diverse needs to bring our community together. We hope to create a tangible physical space we can call home.

$10,075

Funds Raised

$12,000

Funding Goal

Jun 2024

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Funds Raised

$12,000

Funding Goal

Jun 2024

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Campaign Story

Join us in our vision of creating a unique community gathering space where individuals from different cultures and backgrounds can make new connections, celebrate, strive and contribute towards building our community!

The world is an increasingly interconnected place. Families are relocating, immigrants are settling in and our communities are being transformed and challenged by the ongoing economic trends. A sense of community is something we have to tackle head-on and can no longer take for granted. Consequently, we want to make our community more resilient by impacting the social spirit of our community.

The Keene Community Cultural Center project hopes to bring together individuals from different cultural backgrounds with the common goal of addressing diverse needs to bring our community together. We hope to create a tangible physical space we can call home. Our community space will be a hub for cultivating and celebrating culture. It will provide a space to hold classes, exhibitions, performances, workshops, educational programs, a resource center and cultural events, all of which will bring numerous opportunities for volunteerism and community connection. Our project is a fiscal-sponsored incubator project of Arts Alive.

With your help, The Keene Multicultural Center Project hopes to open our doors in 2024 and make it accessible to all in our community, with an emphasis on underserved community members.

Specifically, we are seeking funds for offsetting some of the costs for:

  • Leasing / covering the cost of our first community space …………………………………………………$20,000
  • Offsetting the cost of our Evening ESL (English as a Secondary Language) Class………………..$10,000
  • Salary support for a Part-time Community Engagement Officer……………………………………………..$9,500
  • Fixtures and Equipment for our community space ………………………………………………………………..$6,000
  • Underwrite some of the expenses for our 2024 Community Cultural Events ………………………….. $4,500

What can you do?

  • Share this campaign with your network.
  • Make a Contribution
  • Volunteer with us
  • Join us for an upcoming event.

All funds raised are administered by our fiscal sponsor, Arts Alive. Arts Alive is a 501c3 nonprofit established with Tax ID 26-4222193. Checks can be made out to Arts Alive and mailed to Arts Alive, 15 Eagle Court, Keene, NH, 03431. Please add “Keene Multicultural Center” to the memo.

Campaign Contributions

Name Location Date
Hunter Kirschner Keene, NH June 18, 2024
C&S Keene, NH April 18, 2024
Hope Therrien Keene, NH April 13, 2024
Debra & Dwight Bowie Keene, NH April 06, 2024
Debra & Dwight Bowie Keene, NH April 06, 2024
Monadnock Food Co-op Keene, NH April 01, 2024
Savings Bank of Walpole Keene, NH March 21, 2024
Eliezer Rivera Keene, NH March 18, 2024
MONADNOCK CENTER FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION KEENE, NH March 18, 2024
Teri Lehnen Spofford, NH March 12, 2024
Teri Lehnen Spofford, NH March 12, 2024
Megan Lafaso Hercher Sullivan, NH March 12, 2024
Josephine Chu Peterborough, NH March 11, 2024
Diane Goodman HANCOCK, NH March 10, 2024
Tracey Alysson Keene, NH March 08, 2024
Andy and Melissa Chapman Antrim, NH March 08, 2024
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Kayser Family Fund , NH March 08, 2024
LeeAnn LaFosse Troy, NH March 06, 2024
Susan Hay Keene, NH March 06, 2024
Sylvia McBeth Keene, NH March 01, 2024
Nancy Salwen Keene, NH March 01, 2024
Andrew Zimmerman Peterborough, NH February 29, 2024
daniel goldstein Spofford, NH February 29, 2024
Todd Horner Keene, NH February 29, 2024
Jean Prior Westmoreland, NH February 27, 2024
Gill Truslow Keene, NH February 26, 2024
Bonnieta Kraft Keene, NH February 25, 2024
Anonymous Antrim, NH February 25, 2024
Sarah Heffron HARRISVILLE, NH February 25, 2024
Lanessa Davis Dublin, NH February 24, 2024
Becky Field Concord, NH February 24, 2024
John Schlegelmilch Keene, NH February 24, 2024
Judith Putzel Nelson, NH, NH February 24, 2024
Roshan and Eric SWOPE HARRISVILLE, NH February 23, 2024
Roshan and Eric SWOPE HARRISVILLE, NH February 23, 2024
Deirdre Fitzgerald Antrim, NH February 21, 2024
Mark Bodin Andover, VT February 21, 2024
Michelle DellaVita Spofford, NH February 21, 2024
Jennifer Wu PETERBOROUGH, NH February 20, 2024
FALANA LEGACIES LLC Bensalem, PA February 19, 2024
Daniel Smith Keene, NH February 19, 2024
Calvin Winey Peterborough, NH February 18, 2024
Monadnock Mind Body Medicine Keene, NH February 18, 2024
Dahvia Wedderburn Keene, NH February 18, 2024
Sarah Harpster Keene, NH February 17, 2024
JAVIER CABALLERO Keene, NH February 17, 2024
Josh Meehan Keene, NH February 16, 2024
Julie Schoelzel Keene, NH February 16, 2024
The Propel Agency Baltimore, MD February 16, 2024
Jeanie Sy Keene, NH February 14, 2024
Taryn Fisher Keene, NH February 13, 2024
Anonymous Walpole, NH February 12, 2024
Anonymous Keene, NH February 11, 2024
Gail Somers Keene, NH February 10, 2024
Jennifer Risley Keene, NH February 09, 2024

Campaign Updates

  • 03-01-24

    We Made It to the Halfway Point — Come Celebrate On Saturday

    We’re so thrilled to share that, thanks to ALL OF YOU, we reached 50% of our goal today!

    In addition to sharing this milestone with you, we wanted to invite you to celebrate with us on Saturday. Please join us!

    Join us on March 2 for a celebration of Music, Spoken Word, and Food!

    The first of many to come, this year’s festival is hosted by Yahso Jamaican Grille located at 45 Main Street, Keene NH 03431.

     

  • 03-19-24

    Stretch Goal and Campaign Extended

    We’re thrilled to share that we met the Keene Multicultural Center’s initial crowdfunding goal. Thank you to all our supporters so far!

    With this success, you’ve inspired us to raise our crowdfunding goal and extend our campaign into April!

    The local business community has shown tremendous support for our campaign by offering several generous rewards such as:

    • Thanks to the generous offer from Brewbakers Cafe, you can get a gift card to your favorite coffee shop.
    • We are really grateful to Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship for offering two (2) tickets to their upcoming Management Seminar. You can get them at a value of $200 while supporting this worthy cause.
    • Yahso Jamaican Grille sponsored support is ongoing through their gift cards offerings.
    • And more…… Check out all our rewards on the right side of our campaign page.

    We’re on our way to raising the funds needed for our first budget item: Securing our first community space.

    Please help make this happen by supporting our campaign financially and spreading the word: https://monadnock.thelocalcrowd.coop/campaign/multicultural-community-center/

Campaign Discussion

1 review for Keene’s First Multicultural Community Center

  1. Gail Somers (verified owner)

    How long have you lived in Keene: 11 years

    What do you love about Keene: I love the small town feel and sense of community

    What would you like to change about Keene to make it a better community: I would like to demonstrate how warm and welcoming the community is which not everyone is either aware of that or is actively sharing in the experience.

    How can this project to create Keene’s first multicultural community center help Keene be a better community: We will have a public shared safe space dedicated to making Keene and the surrounding communities a more welcoming community to all.

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Rewards

$20

Yahso Gift Card

Donate $20 and receive a $20 Gift Card to Yahso Jamaican Grille. Your gift card will be delivered between March 18th and March 31st.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2024
6 backers
14 rewards left

$25

Sullivan Country Store Gift Card

A $25 gift card to the Sullivan Country Store on Route 9.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2024
1 backers
1 rewards left

$25

Brewbakers Gift Certificate

A $25 gift card to Brewbakers Cafe in Keene.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2024
2 backers
8 rewards left

$50

Yoga Gift Card

A $50 gift card for Yoga with Josephine from Aloha Keene.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2024
0 backers
1 rewards left

$100

Deep Roots Massage & Bodywork: Massage

A 60 minute massage gift card.

A 60 minute massage is long enough for a wonderful relaxing escape from stress with a full body massage… or more specific work on areas of muscle pain. (VALUE: $100)

Estimated Delivery: May, 2024
2 backers
0 rewards left

$200

Deep Roots Massage & Bodywork: Couples Massage

A 60 minute couples massage gift card.

Massage makes a great gift for any couple. This service provides massage for two people side by side in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. A perfect start to a day together or a relaxing night. (VALUE: $200)

(This service can be broken into two separate one hour massages.)

Estimated Delivery: May, 2024
1 backers
0 rewards left

$300

Management & Leadership Series: Spring 2024

This series of five classes runs from 8:30-10:30 AM on 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, and 5/15.

Are you a Manager or Supervisor, the head of a department or a team? Your ability to guide individuals and groups is a significant factor that influences morale, productivity, turnover, and the health of the workplace. Join us for this engaging and practical series of workshops that will build your confidence and toolkit to lead others. The Management & Leadership Series covers essential knowledge and tools that often are not directly developed despite advancement into supervisory roles.

These online workshops are interactive with time built in for break-out rooms, large group discussions, personal reflections, and practice time for new skills. This series is great for anyone who leads others and would like to work on skills, learn more about their own leadership strengths and struggles, and gain a multitude of practical tools and resources. We draw heavily from the “real world” experiences of participants, so come prepared to share your own ideas and be inspired by others in the group.

Estimated Delivery: March, 2024
0 backers
2 rewards left