Dear All Jakara Volunteers - Past, Present, and Future!
It is with humility and excitement that I get to formally join the Jakara Movement as the first Community Organizer. As an active volunteer for over the past five years, I have had the opportunity to see the shift the organization has taken and the amount it has grown.
During this same period, I have grown, learned, and hopefully matured. For those that have been with me during this process, I thank you for your patience and for those that will be joining me in the future, I can only assure you that I will continue to strive to improve, based on your kindness and feedback.
As the future looks very exciting for the Jakara Movement, I take the time to reflect that this has only been possible due to a committed sevadar base, who share their passion, time, and energy. I am truly excited about the new opportunities ahead. Although my responsibilities with the organization will begin to shift, I hope you all will remain patient and supportive as I learn the new ropes. Please share your advice, suggestions, and even jokes during this transition process.
After the last five years in LA, I am excited to be moving back up to Northern California and reuniting with all the volunteers - past, present, and future - and providing resources to help them realize their dreams within the community.
Thank you everyone!
In eternal optimism (chardikala),