NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change
With a vision to foster healthy, productive engagement between American Muslims and Jews, Aziza Hasan launched NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change as a founding team member. When she was promoted to Executive Director in 2014, she recognized the need to strengthen her leadership skills so that the organization could thrive in a changing environment. Aziza enrolled in ESC’s 2016 Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI), joining a cohort of fellow Executive Directors seeking leadership training and coaching support. She worked closely with her ESC consultant Susan Leonard to forge a strong relationship with her Board of Directors and lead a revitalized fund development initiative.
“My coach was really instrumental in helping me really focus on not only my own personal leadership development but also the leadership development of the people that literally would create a team that helped us grow.” – Aziza Hasan, Executive Director, NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change.
As a result, NewGround has grown exponentially over the past year, expanding services in Los Angeles and building a strong presence worldwide. Aziza and NewGround’s Board of Directors re-contracted with ESC for strategic planning in 2017, strongly motivated by their goal to transform communities through the power of relationships!