United Parents Cafés

November 1, 2016

Strengthening parents → Strengthening families → Strengthening Communities Why are Parent Cafés needed? In hundreds of meetings throughout the greater Milwaukee area, Common Ground has heard about the struggles of families overwhelmed by the stresses in their lives. Parents report … Continue reading


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

CG Pushes for South Side Sports Complex

August 15, 2016

  On Sunday, 300+ people gathered to hear Common Ground’s most recent focus on Milwaukee Neighborhoods Now – a $7M indoor sports complex that would give soccer teams (and others) a place to play. It is a critical need in … Continue reading

South Side Indoor Sports Complex Action Sunday 8/14

August 13, 2016

Common Ground Leaders Ask For Neighborhood Investment in Mayor’s 2017 Budget. Join us this Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:00 PM KK Sports Center 3070 S 20th Street  

MKE Neighborhoods Now – Sign up for our walks!

March 4, 2016

It’s time to sign up for our walks! On this page you will find: Link to sign up for Walks Phone Shifts All People Welcome at All Districts See All Walks on our Calendar Can I walk with my friend … Continue reading

MKE Neighborhoods Now – Neighborhood Walks to Empower Neighborhoods

February 18, 2016

Between Feb. 20 and the April 5 election, Common Ground will conduct a door-to-door voter education campaign designed to increase potential voters’ engagement with local issues and thus increase election turnout. Continue reading

CG’s School Bus ‘Stop Signs’ Ordinance Moves Forward

January 7, 2016

Common Ground secured sponsors from the Common Council to push forward an ordinance that would require school buses to use their red flashing lights to signal to motorists to stop and wait while children are boarding or exiting a school bus. Continue reading


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

OUR POSITION on Public Funding for the Arena

August 31, 2015

As the Milwaukee Common Council held its first public hearing on the use of public funds for the new Bucks arena, Jennifer O’Hear spoke on behalf of the many Common Ground members present to make our position known. Good afternoon, … Continue reading

$30 Million Breakthrough with Nationstar: Common Ground Receives, Accepts Credit

In a national ground-breaking agreement, Nationstar Mortgage has agreed to give the city of Milwaukee up to $30 million over three years to provide support for mortgage restructuring as well as to contribute $500,000 over three years to the city’s … Continue reading