Who is Common Ground?

Who is Common Ground?

Common Ground is a community organization with a history of creating significant change in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are 40,000 strong and growing.
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What is Common Ground?

What does Common Ground do?

By working together, we identify issues that need fixing, develop solutions for them and take action.
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Why Common Ground?

Why Common Ground?

If you had the power, what would you change? Common Ground empowers everyday people to take on issues they couldn't solve alone.
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What is an Issue Campaign?

Issue Campaigns are the work we do. Members of Common Ground identify problems and concerns in our communities. Through research, relationships and action these problems and concerns become our Issue Campaigns. We usually have more than one active campaign at any given time. The more Issue Campaigns we win — the stronger we get. Learn More >

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Strengthen Your Leadership Skills – Attend Common Ground U Spring 2015!

February 19, 2015

Want to sharpen up your leadership skills and dive deeper into community organizing? Join us for Common Ground U Spring 2015! Dates: Thursdays, March 19th & March 26th (Training runs both days) Time: 4:45 P.M.-9 P.M. Location: Alverno College, 3400 S 43rd Street (43rd … Continue reading


“Why do Bucks owners need money?” Jennifer O’Hear’s Letter to the Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2/14/15

February 17, 2015

In the Feb. 8 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporter Don Walker did a fine job of reporting on another realistic option for financing a new Milwaukee Bucks arena: Have the owners pay for it themselves. That is what the owners of … Continue reading

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