This year marks the 5th anniversary of Common Ground, a celebration of community-led conversations convened by partners across Greater Cleveland. Traditionally held on one day, this year’s anniversary event will expand to two weeks of community conversation from July 16-30.
Each year, Common Ground hosts build conversations united by a common topic. This year, we invite the community to gather around our 5th anniversary theme: Growing Common Ground: People, Place, Shared Power.
All Common Ground conversations have the same goal: to create spaces where meaningful connections are made and purposeful actions begin. Registration and more details will be available this spring.
Mark your calendars!
Registration, trainings, and event calendars will be available in Spring 2021. Questions? Email us.
When is it?
In celebration of the 5th anniversary of Common Ground, the 2021 event will take place July 16-30, 2021.
Who 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 will it happen?
Common Ground events happen across Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties and beyond.
What is Common Ground?
Common Ground is an initiative that supports connective community conversations across Greater Cleveland each summer. 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. Common Ground events are built by community members, organizations, businesses, and nonprofits and supported by the Common Ground team and our partners at NeighborUp.
How is Common Ground adapting for the COVID-19 pandemic?
To ensure the safety of all Common Ground participants, Common Ground 2021 conversations will be held virtually using the video or phone conferencing tool of the host’s choice. In-person events will be reconsidered if recommendations from the CDC and the State of Ohio change to allow in-person gatherings. Registration tools and guidance for using Zoom as a meeting tool will be provided by the Cleveland Foundation.
How can I participate?
Residents can get involved in Common Ground by hosting a conversation or participating in one or more events.
For hosts, virtual conversations can be held at any time between July 16-30, 2021. Due to the continued federal and state recommendations on social distancing, we request that no in-person Common Ground conversations be held. Your safety is important to us. Conversation and promotional support for all events will be provided via webinar and online support.