HOW DO YOU TACKLE A PUZZLE?

HOW DO YOU TACKLE A PUZZLE?

Over Thanksgiving, my wife and I spent time with her grandparents – both of whom are in their 90s! They are truly a blessing, and you know I’m not lying because I drove the twelve (12) hours up to rural Minnesota – IN NOVEMBER – to visit them. Being...
Who Controls Meaning In Evaluation?

Who Controls Meaning In Evaluation?

“Was our program successful?” “Did we successfully achieve the session goals?” “Please share a successful outcome from our time together.” If the word success begins to sound weird after reading the sentences above three times, well...
YOUR VALUES OUGHTA COST YOU

YOUR VALUES OUGHTA COST YOU

We have big news to share. On September 15th (09/15/22), we’re inviting all of you to the “first look” at NEW’s next big evolution. Our programming and reach are expanding, and our commitment to building a beloved community is deepening. In recent years, we’ve been...
WHAT’S ON OUR HORIZON

WHAT’S ON OUR HORIZON

Thirty (30) years ago, philanthropists in Washtenaw County envisioned an arts incubator in Ann Arbor. Their aim was to help drive economic stimulus in the downtown area. The building they landed on was in an old warehouse district heading out of town. They wanted to...
SEASON OF ADAPTATION

SEASON OF ADAPTATION

With the start of NEW’s fiscal year on July 1st, I’m reflecting on “adaptation” as a word to carry us in this transition. As a team, we’ve come together to learn from our community and grow in myriad ways. By sharing our journey, we hope you...
A PAUSE FOR POETRY

A PAUSE FOR POETRY

Few things have the power to inspire visions of a just and thriving society like the arts. And the NEW team has a special fondness for poetry. Since April is National Poetry Month, we decided to share some of the poems that are resonating with us in this moment. We...