“Building People Power” Our Historic Spring Assembly

April 3, 2017

  Come celebrate the expansion of our organizing work during the past year. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 25, St. Adalbert’s Church, 1923 W. Becher St, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Come learn about where we’re heading in 2017–18. Next … Continue reading

Millennials Bring Their Energy to Common Ground

March 28, 2017

Milwaukee has young people ready to fight for change, and they are organizing within Common Ground. As part of the new 40 Under 40 group, 20 new CG leaders have been meeting monthly to learn about Common Ground, IAF-style organizing, … Continue reading

Do Not Stand Idly By Team Calls for Information about Gun Policies on Campuses

Do Not Stand Idly By (from Leviticus 19:16) is the Common Ground issue campaign committed to reducing gun violence by advocating for increased gun safety. The petition, circulating nationally, calls for the organizations responsible for providing public information about institutions … Continue reading

Big News for United Parents: A New Director and a Contract with MPS

Jennifer O’Hear officially became part-time director for United Parents at the start of 2017, and in February signed a contract between CG and Milwaukee Public Schools that includes organizing parents cafés in three schools during the rest of the school … Continue reading

Do YOU want to know if Guns are allowed on a College Campus?

March 4, 2017

Many states have or are working on legislation to allow guns on campus. Our Do Not Stand Idly By (DNSIB) Team believes that many students and their families would find this piece of data to be crucial in deciding which … 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

Make Your Voice Be Heard – Contact your Representatives TODAY!

January 27, 2017

As many of you know Common Ground was responsible for the formation of the Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative (CGHC).  CGHC is now a $100 million per year non-profit, cooperatively governed organization with a staff of 70 and over 30,000 members.  … Continue reading

About Common Ground Updates

January 1, 2017

Common Ground Updates will arrive in your inbox toward the end of each month with quick, fresh news about how we and our member organizations are igniting positive change by transforming lives and strengthening community within Greater MKE. Scan the … Continue reading

Common Ground Newsletter – Fall 2016

December 15, 2016

Reflections on the year 2016, updates on new caucuses, members and actions, as well as a few key dates to jot down for 2017. That and more in our Fall 2016 Newsletter. Click HERE for a printable version. http://www.commongroundwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CG_BOCG_Newsletter_Fall2016_FINAL2-1.pdf

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