NewGround Professional Change-Maker Program Application 2018-2019


The NewGround Professional Change-Maker Program provides the expertise and relationships needed to transform Muslim-Jewish relations and work on issues of shared concern. The experience builds conflict resolution skills, enhances leadership and creates authentic relationships across community lines – all while providing essential knowledge about religion, culture and history. The City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission recognizes fellowship alumni for their committed leadership to civic engagement and civil discourse. Upon completion of the fellowship, you will be bestowed with a certificate from the City of Los Angeles in appreciation of your commitment to strengthening Muslim-Jewish relations.

This program is for Change-Makers who fall between 25 to 55 years of age.

Applications are due SUNDAY, August 5, 2018.


Fellows are required to commit to all sessions outlined below (locations alternate between a Muslim and a Jewish space near down town LA)

• Develop and implement a joint Muslim-Jewish project or event to impact the broader Los Angeles Muslim and Jewish communities by May 15, 2019.

• Upon acceptance, fellows contribute a $350 donation to NewGround to offset the costs of the experience*

* If $350 provides a financial hardship that would make it difficult to participate, please indicate at the end of your application. **No one who is accepted to the program will be turned away for financial reasons.**

* Purchase a reader as part of the fellowship curriculum for $65 (Optional).

* Once accepted into the program, each fellow will submit a signed undated check in the amount of $500. This check will be cashed by NewGround in the event the fellow misses more than 2 3-hour sessions. Upon the successful completion of the program, the check will be returned to the fellow.

* Required Attendance (WEDNESDAY evenings between 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. AND 2 weekend retreats from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon).

Dates for the the 2018-2019 Fellowship are as follows:

September 5
September 26
October 3
October 12-14 - RETREAT [Overnight, Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon]
October 24
November 7
November 28
December 12
January 9
January 23
February 6
February 20
February 22-24 - RETREAT [Overnight, Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon]
March 6
March 27
April 10
April 29 -- Change-Maker Graduation (Monday evening 6:30PM-9:00PM)

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