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.
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 have re-contracted with ESC for strategic planning in 2017, strongly motivated by their goal to transform communities through the power of relationships!