MKE Rising Evaluators bring positive change to Sherman Park.

June 27, 2017

Common Ground was the first new organization to directly address the foreclosure crisis in Sherman Park.  The initial goal was to prevent abandoned houses from becoming a drag on the surrounding area.  To do that effectively, a team of volunteers … Continue reading

Press Conference to thank OCWEN for donated houses

February 27, 2017

Tuesday, Common Ground leaders gathered in front of a house donated to Common Ground in Sherman Park by OCWEN Financial. Common Ground rehabilitated the house and it is now in the hands of proud, new owners. We celebrated the collaboration … Continue reading

NEW LIFE IN SHERMAN PARK

September 21, 2016

Common Ground has been working in the Sherman Park community since 2008. While visible progress doesn’t always make front page news, we are happy to report on some recent successes resulting from our community efforts. Continue reading

MILWAUKEE RISING TOUR OF HOMES

December 15, 2015

Your chance to see these beautiful homes close up! Click HERE for a printable listing. Sunday, December 20th 1:00 – 3:00 PM Transportation & Light Snack Provided Must RSVP by Wednesday 12/16 to Allie.Gardner@commongroundwi.org • (608) 630-3041 More Dates! Sundays 1:00 … Continue reading

Common Ground 2015 Annual Report

June 9, 2015

    What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy? Many people would say voting on Election Day. We at Common Ground believe that’s just the beginning. We have a right and an obligation to engage more … Continue reading

BizTimes Blog from Common Ground Leader: Require Nationstar to Work in Good Faith with the City and its Citizens

April 11, 2015

The following blog from Common Ground leader, Margaret Crowley, was published on BizTimes.com on April 9, 2015: Dear Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council President Michael Murphy: I am writing to ask you to be bold. In the coming weeks, … Continue reading

IN THE NEWS: Common Ground Urges City Leaders to Be Bold for Milwaukee in Meeting with Nationstar

April 2, 2015

   “Our mayor and Common Council president won’t sign some token agreement with Nationstar.  We know they love this city as much as we do.  We’ve got a major problem here and we believe our mayor and Common Council president … Continue reading

IN THE NEWS: “We need to hold Nationstar accountable!”

March 6, 2015

See what Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had to say about the action Common Ground is taking to hold Nationstar accountable and read our demands. Continue reading

Mke Rising Site Launches!

May 30, 2014

We are proud to announce that we have just launched our newest website MilwaukeeRising.org Continue reading

Milwaukee Rising Leader Receives Prestigious Award

April 11, 2014

Inspire by Example Award goes to Toni Wagner. Words such as “tenacious,” “direct,” and “positive” were used frequently to describe Toni Wagner at the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee’s 32nd annual award luncheon on April 3. Toni, a Sherman Park leader since Common Ground’s Foreclosure Campaign began, was awarded the 2014 adult exemplar award. Continue reading