Common Ground Bakery will be up and running by this spring! Work is progressing and there is an end in sight. We’re so excited we can hardly stand it! But, we need volunteers to make it work! We need YOU! If you love to bake and want to help out we would LOVE to get you… Read More Bakery Needs Volunteers
A new initiative we’re launching at Common Ground are Community Conversations. These conversations are for all of us who struggle to understand the challenges adolescents face in today’s world. Join us as we explore the developmental, physiological, social, cultural, and spiritual complexities of guiding adolescents through contemporary society. These gatherings are perfect for parents, grandparents, teachers, social workers, coaches, youth… Read More 2017 Community Conversations
HAPPY FRIDAY, EVERYONE!!! FYI: We will NOT be having our Friday Night Youth Night for the rest of December. We will start again after the new year. We’d like to thanks all of you who have helped support our Friday Night gatherings possible. Thanks to all the parents and community members that provided donations,… Read More Friday Night Youth Night Closed Until 2017
WOW! Friday Nights have been packed at Common Ground. When we started Common Ground a few years ago we hoped to create safe spaces for youth to hang out and not have to worry about peer pressure, dealing with drugs or alcohol, or a host of other temptations early adolescents face growing up in a… Read More It’s Friday Night, Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?
The race was a smashing success. We had 90 runners register for the race and had great community turn out for support. Common Ground raised over $3200 for the building project.Thanks to our sponsors, the City of Delavan, ESDA, Delavan Police Department, and all of our amazing volunteers. Here’s a break down of the 5K… Read More 2016 Common Ground 5K Run/1M Fun Run/Walk Results
One of the things that drew me to serve on the board of Common Ground was the willingness to take risk. Built into our DNA is the belief that the important work we do will be hard and often require us to take a risk and that God and people are worth the risk. I… Read More Hard But Necessary Work
Common Ground, in partnership with Delavan Elementary School, is offering a summer bridge program aimed at reducing summer learning loss and preparing entering students for the new school year. We are blessed to have Peyton Jeckel, a returning Delavan student and current elementary education student from ISU, spearheading this program in its first year. She… Read More Summer Bridge Program