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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Fair Play’s Vision Unfolds with Architects’ Help

July 25, 2014

The Fair Play charrette was called to gather community input for concrete images of the changes the money would make possible for sports fields and playgrounds for Milwaukee’s kids. Continue reading



JOIN US for an interactive exploration of why and how we organize and learn about the results we achieve. When: Tuesday, August 19th 2014 6:30 – 8:30 PM Where: Family Enrichment Center 855 Badger Circle Grafton WI, 53024 RSVP: Rusty … Continue reading

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