As you have seen, our new site is up and running! We’ve got a couple new things on it that we wanted to express our gratitude for…
The brilliant new logo was done by a friend of ours, Zac Schwiet. This guy has talent. All we told him was to go and create a new logo for Within Broken Borders that somehow portrayed broken borders. Yeah, we know… classic. But THIS is what he came up with. It does a better job of describing what we do than our old mission statement.
Which brings us to our next point: we have developed a new mission statement! In case you’ve missed it, here it is:
Using multimedia as a platform, Within Broken Borders seeks to demonstrate hope within the Palestinian and Israeli conflict while encouraging young adults to participate in a conversation of reconciliation, revealing humanity within the borders.
We knew we wanted to reconstruct our statement… our last one really didn’t say what we do or why we were doing that. It was weak-sauce. We tried hard to write a new statement that was based off of our values and what we do as an organization. Yet it still needed work. Our friends Brad and Joy watched our film 50 times (no, not really), and plotted out various statements and words on a giant whiteboard (really). After they sent us an email with a list of 15 different mission statements, we sat down and formed the perfect one. (So if you don’t like it, then deal with it. No, just kidding).
Also, here’s a quick shout-out to Ryan and Mandie. Ryan helped with some of the design work for the site… and under our harsh time deadlines too! “WE NEED IT NOW!” Okay, that’s not really what happened. Mandie…well Mandie is the ideal person to ask for advise when concerning non-profit or humanitarian work.
So thank you Zac, Brad, Joy, Ryan, and Mandie. Your contribution will go down in Within Broken Borders history. Wow.