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Five years of growing Common Ground: People, Place, Shared Power

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Common Ground, a celebration of community-led conversations convened by partners across Greater Cleveland. Traditionally held on one day, the 2021 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 fifth anniversary theme: Growing Common Ground: People, Place, Shared Power.

About Common Ground
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A Common Ground community conversation

Bringing people together for conversations that matter.

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 that care about the future of our community and want to be a part of a forward-looking conversation.

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Helping you plan and prepare for your conversation

We work with Common Ground hosts to help build successful events, including conversation facilitation training with local experts, promotional support and online registration assistance.

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Building Common Ground

Common Ground conversations have been the start of countless meaningful projects, large and small, that have moved our community forward as hosts and participants take action on the issues they care about.

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