Save the Date for Common Ground: Sunday, June 24, 2018


Click here to download the Common Ground 2017 Snapshot report. (PDF)

On a single day, you can be a part of an exciting region-wide initiative to explore our community’s power to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. Common Ground creates a network of community conversations where residents can meet, share a meal, connect and discuss our shared place – both physical and intangible: Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?


When IconWhen is it?

Common Ground will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Hosts can plan their mealtime conversation for any time during the day that works for them. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or anything in between – the choice is yours!

Who IconWho should participate?

Any Cuyahoga, Lake, or Geauga County resident who cares about the future of our community and wants to be a part of a forward-looking conversation. 

Where IconWhere will it happen?

Common Ground conversations can be held in any location. Previous events have been held in homes, parks, churches, and libraries. Locations can be private, or registration can be open to the public. Registration tools are provided by the Cleveland Foundation.

What is Common Ground?

Common Ground is a day of community conversation. On June 24, community members, neighbors, families, and organizations across the region will host mealtime conversations about the future of our region. United by a common question, all Common Ground conversations have the same goal: to create spaces where meaningful connections are made and purposeful actions begin. 

How can I participate?

Residents can get involved in Common Ground by hosting a conversation or participating in one or more on June 24. Registration, conversation facilitation, and promotional support will be provided to all Common Ground hosts, but registration is required. 

Host a Conversation 

Work with your neighbors, co-workers or friends to host a conversation on June 24 in the space and at the time of your choosing.