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 >

Recent News & Events


Buck’s Owner Edens Leaves a Mess

August 25, 2015

On August 18, 2015 over 65 Common Ground leaders stood on the lawn at 2441 N. 44th St. listening to Sandra Taylor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church tell the sad and horrifying story of this once beautiful home. “Many of … Continue reading


Common Ground Newsletter – Summer 2015

August 20, 2015

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter, Building on Common Ground!  Featured stories include:  South Side Safer Streets August 2nd Kick-off Action, Introducing Common Ground Action, Do Not Stand Idly By (Gun issues), Watershed & Parent Infrastructure Network Issue Teams … Continue reading

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Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative