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...
FOUR STEPS TO CHANGE

FOUR STEPS TO CHANGE

I want to share a journey I’ve been on. I’ve always been a person who likes data, information, and analytics. It comes from my educational background and I’ve gravitated towards this area of focus in my work life. I know some of you are thinking, REALLY?...
MORE THAN A VOTE

MORE THAN A VOTE

On December 16, 1773 at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston people had had enough. They assembled in a protest that became one of the first major acts of rebellion in this country. A protest that sparked a revolution for independence. (Learn more:...
ME & WHITE SUPREMACY: LUNAR NEW YEAR EDITION

ME & WHITE SUPREMACY: LUNAR NEW YEAR EDITION

Today, February 1, 2022, marks the first day of the Lunar New Year. The timing this year coincides with the start of Black History Month here in the US. This year, I’ve been reflecting on my journey to unlearn my own internalized white supremacy. In many ways,...
Transformation in 2021

Transformation in 2021

What has transformation felt like to you in 2021? The NEW team shares short reflections from the last 12 months. 2021 was one heck of a bag, filled with emotions, moves, accomplishments, and doubts. It was a year of finding meaning in my studies, my work, my...