On Jan. 16, the Asiyah Cultivation Crew (ACC), our valiant advisory committee, set aside half of their Sunday to take a deep dive into helping vision our community’s next steps. We started out with a State of Asiyah report, detailing all the programming currently under way and in the wings and with a look at our newly updated budget. (If you are interested in learning more, please be in touch!)
The bulk of our time, however, was spent on whittling all the possible goals we might have for Asiyah in 2019 (see brain cloud above) down to three:
Define a membership structure to sustain Asiyah and increase ownership of the community. Timeframe: March (Shabbat Shekalim).
Diversify the voices heard in community gatherings, specifically amplifying under-represented voices. Timeframe: next six months.
Execute two café proof-of-concepts: (1) a cafe pop-up and (2) a presentation to the community with full details of the café vision/plan. Timeframe: by end of year.
Here is where you come in. Do any of these goals strike your passion and/or expertise? We are looking for a broad representation of you (not the next to read this after you) to help us bring these plans to reality! The ACC set out initial next steps for each of these, so the piece you take up can be as discrete and concrete as you like.
Will you help co-create Asiyah’s next steps? Fill out this form.