Common Ground Athens

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Common Ground Athens
File:Common Ground Athens logo.png
FoundedDecember 2003
FocusManagement support and shared resources for grassroots organizations
  • Athens, Georgia
Area served
Northeast Georgia
MethodFiscal sponsorship
Lending library
Meeting space
Training programs
Undergraduate fellowships
Key people
Jenna Moon, Executive Director

Common Ground Athens is a nonprofit organization based in Athens, Georgia. Primarily a community hub and support organization, Common Ground serves as a catalyst and support network for community-based social change.

It is a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Mission[edit | edit source]

The mission statement of Common Ground Athens is:[1]

Common Ground Athens is a community resource center for groups and individuals working for progressive social change. Through educational programs, shared resources, and organizational support, Common Ground connects and strengthens local organizations and residents in their work to improve our community and world.

Programs[2][edit | edit source]

  • Volunteer hub: Connecting prospective volunteers with grassroots organizations
  • Trainings: Hosting workshops on management topics as well as those of general community interest
  • Meeting and planning facilitation
  • Fiscal sponsorship: Acting as an incubator for emerging organizations
  • Library: Focusing on nonprofit leadership, grassroots campaign planning, and hard-to-find DIY publications, including a wide collection of zines

History[edit | edit source]

Common Ground was founded in 2003 by a coalition of mostly small Athens-based organizations seeking to establish a center that could support grassroots activists. The idea of hosting a library was inspired by the Gainesville, Florida, Civic Media Center.

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