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.

T4U starts to take care of business

February 21, 2013

Many of you have been following our efforts working to revamp the MPS tutoring program. After first reporting on the problem, meeting with the school board and having our solution approved, we are happy to report on some visible change. Continue reading

IN THE NEWS: Our Go To Vote = Get To Vote Poll Protectors

November 7, 2012

  Our Go To Vote=Get To Vote campaign got the attention of the local TV Media. See the WISN Channel 12 story by Mike Anderson here, and the interview with our Lead Organizer on Fox 6 here. Congratulations to all … Continue reading

Go to Vote = Get to Vote is a GO!

November 5, 2012

With the election just hours away, one thing is for certain. The efforts we have made towards our Go to Vote = Get to Vote initiative is a great VICTORY. Now it’s off to protect our polls on Election Day! Continue reading

Dear Voter: This election is about YOU.

October 30, 2012

Did you know, as a Wisconsin voter… you do NOT need to show a photo ID in order to vote. Find out the forms of ID you can use, assistance you can receive at the polls and more.
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Go To Vote = Get to Vote

October 9, 2012

Can you imagine heading out to the polls on November 6th, only to be told that you can not place your vote? It’s true. Voter suppression is still alive and well in Wisconsin. As a battleground state, fostering and facilitating the voting process has never been more critical. As a non-partisan organization, Common Ground is taking steps to make sure that everyone who goes to vote, gets to vote. Continue reading

Extra Extra! MPS Board Approves Tutoring Changes

September 30, 2012

After months of work, on September 27th the MPS School Board passed the after-school tutoring program changes Common Ground pushed for. Read about the details here in this fine article by Erin Richards of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Credit for … Continue reading

Opportunity to Keep the After-School Conversation Going!

September 24, 2012

On October 10th, we have a tremendous opportunity to add our expertise to the discussion Continue reading

MPS School Board Victory

September 19, 2012

On September 19th, twenty Common Ground leaders, students, parents and speakers attended the MPS Accountability, Finance and Personal School Board Committee (AF&P). Largely due to Common Ground’s hard work and commitment, the committee moved towards approval of some much needed … Continue reading

CG Members on WUWM’s Lake Effect Program

May 2, 2012

If you missed it live, you can still listen to the broadcast of Milwaukee’s WUWM’s Lake Effect program here from May 2nd, 2012 as 4 leaders from the Education Team explain how we will work to revamp the SES Tutoring … Continue reading