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 • (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 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

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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 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


MILWAUKEE RISING: Things keep looking up for Sherman Park

November 30, 2013

It’s been a great year for MKE RISING and Common Ground in general. Check out the progress in rehabbed houses sold between March and November alone – from 18 sold to 27 – and of course, that number continues to … Continue reading

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MILWAUKEE RISING Progress: An infographic to cheer about!

April 11, 2013

We’ve told you about all of the fantastic progress our MKE Rising team has been making in Milwaukee, but sometimes visual speaks louder than words. Check out this at a glance info-graphic of the progress. Continue reading

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MILWAUKEE RISING: 2013 MANDI Trail Blazer Award Finalist

April 1, 2013

MKE Rising is thrilled to be nominated a 2013 MANDI Trail Blazer Award Finalist – for an innovative approach to a community problem. More about Milwaukee Rising here.