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Aziza Hasan

Aziza Hasan, M.A. is Executive Director of NewGround: Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. Aziza has been part of the NewGround team for a decade.  She has extensive experience in program management and coalition building.  She has worked with diverse groups to deliver quality programming that developed the skills of its participants in the areas of civic engagement, advocacy, service learning, leadership, conflict transformation and diversity training.  An experienced mediator and conflict resolution practitioner, she has co-facilitated multiple groups.  Aziza’s work has been featured on Ozy, Yahoo News,, and Public Radio’s “Speaking of Faith” with Krista Tippett, the United States Institute for Peace, Arabic Radio and Televisions, the LA Times, the Jewish Journal, an InFocus. She is experienced in Small Claims Court mediation, coaching individuals, and leading groups in conflict resolution.  Her two years in AmeriCorps service gave her hands-on experience in community organizing and group problem-solving.  She earned the “President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2006 under President George W. Bush.  Aziza served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2015-2016.  Aziza currently serves on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Interfaith Advisory Council.

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