Preview #CommonGroundCLE on July 30: Part 2

Cleveland skyline with Common Ground logo

Common Ground is just days away! On our blog each day this week, we are previewing Common Ground conversations happening Sunday, July 30 across Cuyahoga County. Register to attend one (or more!) of these free community events here.  

Better Together SolarBetter Together Solar

Discuss issues around energy justice, pollution, carbon emissions and job creation.

3821 Prospect, Cleveland, 44115
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We will be discussing issues including the closure of the Lake Shore Power Plant, proposed subsidies for the region’s nuclear fleet, LEEDCo’s offshore wind energy development plans and how we can transform the electric grid in Ohio. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation.

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Neighborhoods without Borders

Discuss University Circle and community partnerships.

10820 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

What do you like about University Circle? How do you want to use the Circle? Share your experience during a brunch conversation in University Circle and discuss what you’d like to see happen in the future. Explore these questions and more as we connect with one another and foster relationships for further community partnerships. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation.

CG blog 3Reducing Plastic at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Discuss how to lower the amount of plastic waste in our environment.

2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Sustainable Cleveland invite you to join us with a view of the River for a conversation around the reduction of single use disposable plastic, specifically plastic bags, plastic water bottles and plastic straws. Afterwards, step inside to see fashions from Recycled Runway and receive a $5 discount coupon to stay and visit the Aquarium for the rest of the day. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.

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Cosmic Bobbins – Shaker Square

Discuss creativity as a source of neighborhood revitalization.

13226 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120 12 – 2 p.m.

How can the arts and arts-based entrepreneurship help rebuild communities? What does job creation through the arts look like in your community? How can communities support artists and give them a podium for social change? Cosmic Bobbins, a social enterprise in Shaker Square invites community members to think about creativity as a source of neighborhood revitalization. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation.

CG blog 5Cuyahoga County Public Library – Parma Snow Branch

Discuss what an inclusive community means to you.

2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44134
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

On a single day, Sunday, July 30, 2017, join your community as thousands of people from across Cuyahoga County come together in shared spaces across the region to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation.

CG blog 6Early Childhood Education Discussion 

Discuss how we can improve access to quality early education for all children in our community.

1000 E. 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44114
12 – 2 p.m.

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULL. Join us for lunch discussing the future of Early Childhood Education in Cleveland hosted by Dick and Cheri Pace.


CG blog 7Equity & Resilience in our CH-UH Schools at Cain Park

Discuss definitions of “equity,” “resilience,” and “support” for students.

14591 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 4 – 6 p.m.

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULL. As the CH-UH School District prepares to re-open a renovated high school, focusing on improving family engagement remains a vital ingredient. Bring some fruit or a light snack to share and join in a “growth mindset” conversation that seeks to find commonality in the definitions of “equity” “resilience” and
“support ” for students. 

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Ensemble Theatre

Discuss future development of Ensemble Theatre’s Coventry site.

(Former Coventry Elementary School) 2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 2 – 4 p.m.

The Coventry site has a rich history in Cleveland Heights. We would like the opportunity to have a community discussion to see how we can find common ground in regards to the possible future development of this site! Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.

CG blog 9Famicos Foundation – Gather in Glenville

Discuss ways to contribute to the continued growth of Glenville!

East 105th Street (Between Ashbury Avenue and Superior Avenue)
1 – 6 p.m.

Gather with us to discuss how you will contribute to the continued growth of Glenville! Through food, art, music, and entertainment, the event will speak truth to perception and invite all of Cleveland to gather and experience the richness,diversity, and resurgence of the area. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation.