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2020 Year in Review
2020 was an unprecedented year with ups and downs! Regardless of the obstacles we faced as a community, 2020 showed us that our little yellow house is more than just a building. This year showed us that Nueces is a home for individuals from many places across the world, that regardless of whether we're together physically or not, the unity of Nueces still resonates with all of us. Nueces Leadership thanks our committed community for an amazing year filled with many new initiatives and growth. Join us in looking back at some of 2020's best moments! 

For a more in depth look at what we’ve done, check out: 

2020 Annual Review
2020 by the Numbers
Even though much of the year presented new challenges for our community, Nueces still united us spiritually, socially, and intellectually. 
2020 Programs & Events
2020 Spring Kickoff
To start the year off, we hosted an amazing welcome back event for our students with food, fun, and prizes!
Texas Deen Intensive
Nueces and Texas MSA hosted a three day conference for the community to learn from esteemed scholars from across the country.
Deen Intensive Wrapped!
Beyond Bilal and Before Malcolm X | Mustafa Briggs
The Nueces Community learned about the deep rooted relationship between Islam and Black history.
Imam Search Weekends
 Alhamdulillah, we conducted many interviews virtually and held 3 comprehensive Interview Weekends for our top candidates. Your feedback has helped us to narrow the list down to 2 finalists. In early 2021, we will have additional programs for the community to get to know these candidates better and for them to get to know us. Our goal is to select an Imam by early 2021, insha'Allah! 

To stay informed, check out: nuecesmosque.com/imam-search/
Welcome Back Drive-Thru
To kick off the Fall semester, we hosted a welcome back drive-thru for our students! 
Ashura Iftar Drive-Thru
We learned about the importance of Ashura, encouraged our community to fast, and provided iftar!
Virtual Welcome Dinner
The Nueces and Texas MSA Community welcomed its
new members virtually!
Nueces Reconstruction Project

Significant strides were made regarding the Nueces Reconstruction Project, from developing the "Basis of Design" for the Project to building a professional design and engineering team to shepherd the project towards fruition. Below are a few milestones that were achieved, which ultimately placed us in a great position to kick off design development and construction documentation for the Project in 2021, insha'Allah! 

  • Architects drove collaborations with Nueces Mosque to complete the Basis of Design; outlining the minimum design requirements and criteria for the Project 
  • Detailed ProForma completed and validated; defining the cost structure of the Project, and highlighting critical financial opportunities/risks that define the direction and complexity of the project 

  • A top tier professional Design & Engineering team assembled; Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Landscape

  • We are now working on establishing a strong finance and capital development team to lead the major capital campaign required to raise funds for the project

  • Ending 2020 with $701,002 in our reconstruction fund

Leadership Corner

There are active efforts being made by the Board of Directors to strengthen the leadership at Nueces. Amongst these efforts the Board is looking to fill director roles in Q1 of 2021. Be on the lookout for more information regarding the various roles and their job descriptions. If you’re someone that is driven to make Nueces a success, we’d love to hear from you! Contact board@nuecesmosque.com if you have any questions or feedback!

2020 Property Improvements
This year, we worked on renovating and beautifying the property to continue to make Nueces the best it can be. 
 
Property Improvements:
Concreted the back driveway to improve parking
Renovated one of our bathrooms
Expanded the garden and planted edible vegetables
Installed a new mic and sound system
Installed additional outdoor lighting
2020 Initiatives

The Petite Pantry

This year marked the 1 year anniversary of the Petite Pantry! The Petite Pantry served the Austin community by providing resources like food and blankets for those who needed it.




Nueces Scholarship

We launched our new scholarship program to give back to students in need! We were able to give 2 scholarships to students from our community!
Nueces Sustainers
This year we showed our support to your Sustainers by sending them customized Nueces merch. If you would like to be a part of supporting our efforts, sign up to be a Sustainer today! Join over 171 Nueces Sustainers and help us continue putting on programs and services for YOU!
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