Hilton Foundation

NewGround Executive Director, Aziza Hasan attended the 2017 Hilton Humanitarian Symposium on October 11. In a session with Deepak Chopra, he discussed transcending divide by sharing stories and connecting to values like love, compassion & healing.

NewGround’s Spotlight Storytelling event on November 14th does exactly that! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Muslim and Jewish storytellers, connecting to values that matter to us all. Buy your tickets here.

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Tackling Homelessness

The 2016-2017 MAJIC season culminated in the Y4Y Fair, or Youth for Youth, an event focused on educating the community about youth homeless and doing direct service to help homeless youth. The MAJICians wanted to show that two communities, Muslim and Jewish, could come together to make a positive change in the world.

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NewGround's Youth For Youth

This is America – a place where young people come together across cultural and religious difference to create change and strengthen our civic fabric.NewGround's High School Leadership Council – MAJIC (Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change) invited the community to a day of learning, service and advocacy around the issues of Youth Homelessness for Global Youth Service Day. Together with Muslims, Jews and others from across Los Angeles, the youth learned from government organizations, non-profit organizations and student leaders about the issues facing homeless youth in our city, and actions we can take to support our young people. MAJIC students prepared and distributed over 300 hygiene packs and 50 $25 gift cards to homeless youth in Los Angeles! #IGotURBack #4thofJuly #Y4YFair #GYSD

Posted by NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change on Monday, July 3, 2017

Days of Compassion

NewGround tackles homelessness, joining Mayor Eric Garcetti and more than 100 religious leaders from across LA, in launching Days of Compassion – an interfaith effort to rally faith community support in the fight to end chronic homelessness.

The faith leaders joined the Mayor in signing a pledge to “open our doors without fear, our resources without restraint, our minds without reservation, and our hearts without judgment.” Over the next four months, they will put a renewed focus on the values of compassion, and lead their congregations in efforts to support their homeless neighbors — from hosting mobile showers in their parking lots to organizing tours of permanent supportive housing and offering day-storage for unsheltered Angelenos’ belongings, so they can look for work and housing.

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