Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to Cleveland Public Square and sites across Cuyahoga County for Common Ground!
Together, hundreds of Greater Clevelanders gathered over a shared meal for shared conversation. In Public Square, more than 600 lunches were served as residents discussed how to move our community forward. And at more than 40 sites across Cuyahoga County, people came together to talk about our community’s future. We met as strangers, and left as neighbors. We met in homes, libraries, gardens, churches, schools, neighborhoods, parks, and businesses. We discussed the environment, STEM education, the opioid crisis, diversity, early childhood education, and more. You can see the full list of Common Ground conversation locations here, and check out these images from a few of the events:
At the Cleveland Foundation, we believe in creating spaces where meaningful connections can become possible. It was in this spirit – to encourage the crossing of paths and to foster an exchange of ideas – that Common Ground started.
Thanks to you — our community and our partners, Common Ground became more than that. By taking part, you each become a part of the work happening in Greater Cleveland to improve the future of our community—our shared home, our common ground. Thank you.
Stay tuned for more outcomes from Common Ground, including photos, stories and ideas sparked during the conversations. Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for more news, event invites, and features.