This year, the Sacramento Bee has named NewGround Executive Director Aziza Hasan a California Influencer, as part of a series that addresses issues directly affecting Californians. Click below to hear Aziza’s thoughts on investment in education, going to the polls, and more!
The NewGround team always strives to ensure that our mission continues to hold presence in everything we do. In keeping with this goal, we have recently published our 2018 Annual Report to our community, which includes details on everything from this fiscal year’s finances, to alumni/a engagement, to the record-breaking tickets sold at our Iftar this past May. Take a look, and let us know if you have any questions by emailing email@example.com!
It is on the heels of wrapping up a sublime year with two fantastic NewGround cohorts – one from our Fellowship and the other from our high school leadership council (MAJIC) – that we at NewGround invite you to apply to our upcoming 2018-19 program cohorts! If you are interested in developing conflict resolution skills, lasting relationships, and your ability to communicate across communities, this opportunity is for you!
Eid Mubarak! During this past month of Ramadan, NewGround was proud to host two separate Iftars, one of which celebrated our fantastic 2017-18 fellowship cohort, and the other of which celebrated you and your willingness to engage in interfaith communication. Details on both Iftars below.
Each year, the ILM Foundation and NewGround alum Umar Hakim bring together the Los Angeles service community to provide resources and services for the underprivileged of Los Angeles County. NewGround’s partnership with Humanitarian Day this year represents the importance of relationship-building in community support. Find more information about Humanitarian Day below.
Over the past few months NewGround and The Righteous Conversations Projects have been hosting digital storytelling workshops for this years MAJIC Change-Makers. The workshops are designed to engage NewGround’s High School Leadership Council in a creative process culminating in a trio of films.
Enjoy this selection of photos from the sessions.
All photos by Righteous Conversations Project/Elai Shaine
NewGround Board Member, community leader, and communications strategist Edina Lekovic has recently launched her podcast Meeting the Moment.
The podcast explores our capacity to dig deep and step up during the most challenging moments in our lives.
We are excited to share that the latest episode is a feature interview with NewGround’s Executive Director Aziza Hasan.
Here’s an excerpt from the episode’s description:
In this conversation, Aziza explains why choosing curiosity over assumptions is the most powerful choice we can make during conflict. Plus, Aziza shares why feels she was born into the work of inter-religious community building through conflict transformation and we reflect on our decade of bringing people together for difficult conversations and relational resilience.