United Parents Cafés had a busy, exciting Spring!

May 23, 2017

Activity really ramped up for Parent Cafés this Spring. New locations and new participants came onboard, adding momentum to an already active program. We also were awarded a short-term contract from Milwaukee Public Schools to work with parents. A total of … Continue reading

Revitalization of the Washington High School outdoor sports facilities is gaining momentum!

Common Ground has committed to raise $500,000 for the revitalization of Washington High School’s outdoor sports facilities. Fundraising efforts are underway now. Donations are requested from Sherman Park businesses, residents, community leaders – and Common Ground members. A trust account … Continue reading

Common Ground Healthcare is recognized as a 2017 Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative was named one of the top places to work in Wisconsin by The Top Workplaces program. This recognition is based on independent survey results from a leading research firm, Workplace Dynamics, LLC. To date, Workplace Dynamics … Continue reading

Common Ground holds its first bilingual Delegates’ Assembly

May 2, 2017

Common Ground held a landmark action on April 26, conducting its first bilingual Delegates’ Assembly at the largest Latino parish in Milwaukee, St. Adalbert’s, located on the south side. 44 organizations and 750 leaders of all ages and backgrounds were … Continue reading

Common Ground’s Future VISION – Milwaukee communities uniting

Common Ground’s vision for Milwaukee’s future was presented at the April 26 Delegates’ Assembly by Fr. Jose Gonzalez, pastor to over 10,000 families at St. Adalbert’s, Prince of Peace and St. Vincent de Paul’s parishes. Elegant in its simplicity, the … Continue reading

Common Ground is growing – younger, more diverse, more powerful

Common Ground is starting to look more diverse – like MKE. That’s a very good thing for an organization dedicated to making MKE a better place for everyone to live. About a year ago, Common Ground’s Executive Committee made a … Continue reading

New Common Ground Issue Campaign – South Side Public Safety Action

Common Ground voted to accept South Side Public Safety Action as a new issue campaign at the April 26th Delegates’ Assembly. Over the past two years, our South Side Caucus identified the top two areas that south side residents wanted … Continue reading

CG’s Watershed Team uses collaboration to reduce flood risk.

May 1, 2017

We’ve had a lot of rain in the past week, and that means worry about flooding and sewer overflows.  We can reduce this risk by using less water during periods of heavy rain.  CG’s Watershed Team has set up a … Continue reading

“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