In the Community

February 18, 2021

2021: Courage Accelerator

December 28, 2020

That’s a Wrap: Trailblazer 2020!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9y2PL5e3yU
July 20, 2020

Our alumni tackle race and state violence

Our alumni have been active in continuing important conversations around race in the United States, through online thought leadership as well as through facilitation. NewGround alum […]
June 3, 2020

Our first ever virtual Iftar has wrapped!

On April 30, 2020, NewGround hosted its first ever virtual Iftar. Many of you know that the annual NewGround Community Iftar is a tradition very near […]
April 14, 2020

COVID-19: Changes in the Community

NewGround exists to convene and build community. So what do we do when community safety requires that we physically distance ourselves from each other? Right now, the […]
March 12, 2020

L.A.’s ‘Transcedients’ at the Japanese American National Museum

This year, Taiji Terasaki has brought his unique artistic style to Los Angeles! His exhibit, Transcendients: Heroes at Borders, is a chance to learn about, reflect on, and celebrate […]
December 27, 2019

Announcing ‘Mission in Action’

As many of you know, Spotlight Storytelling was once a staple of the NewGround community. It was an annual event held specifically to provide a space […]
November 11, 2019

Annual Report 2019

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 […]
November 5, 2019

Welcome, L.A. Heart

The first ever L.A. Heart block party was held this Sunday, 3 November, on Vermont Avenue between 4th & 5th. The Koreatown-based party was a joint […]
August 20, 2019

Dr. Guibord, A Giant in Our Community

Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord was one of NewGround‘s first friends, because she was one of those who possessed knowledge about the absolute need for community building. […]
June 21, 2019

Cooking up Connections, and more news.

Our 2018-19 cohorts have now officially wrapped, Ramadan has concluded with Eid al-Fitr, our Community Iftar was a success, and we continue to witness accelerating social […]
April 23, 2019

State of the City 2019

This past week saw the City of Los Angeles bring underway the annual State of the City, during which Mayor Eric Garcetti outlines the strifes, successes, […]
April 2, 2019

Ralph Fertig z”l.

NewGround has been informed that the beloved Ralph Fertig z”l has passed away. Aziza shares: When I was in graduate school, I fell in love with […]
March 22, 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand

On March 15, 2019, a white supremacist killed 51 people across two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was apprehended on his way to a third. […]
March 15, 2019

Ilhan Omar, Dialogue, and Democracy

After a series of comments concerning her position on particular manifestations of support regarding Israel, freshly sworn in Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has become the unintentional […]