Common Ground Community, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$578 raised by 3 donors

We are a group from all backgrounds and faiths, who have been putting our feet to our faith in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport for more than 20 years.

A lot goes on every week at Common Ground--from our weekly community meal and client-choice food pantry on Thursday nights to our after school programs and summer camps. We focus much of our time on children, teens, and their families, believing we have the best chance of breaking the cycle of poverty by starting early. On any given day, you might find Moms and toddlers and preschoolers working on early reading skills through our Family Literacy Programs, or you might find teen and tween boys playing basketball after receiving help with their schoolwork. It's also possible that you will comes across adults playing bingo and learning about health and wellness, or you might find teen girls learning financial literacy skills or self-defense.
We are taking full advantage of our newly renovated spaces and have continued to host our annual events like our Fall Fest and Christmas Market, as well as providing space for community health opportunities like vaccine clinics and the St. Luke's Mobile Medical Clinic. We invite you to come and see us, or you can look for us out and about as we take the Rotary Learning Bus into the neighborhood to spread the message of ensuring that kids ages 0-5 are ready to read when they enter kindergarten.

Please join with us as we continue to offer opportunities for educational, personal, and spiritual growth for children, teens, and their families.

Here is the impact that your contributions can have:

$25 Provide food that will be sent home on the weekends with elementary school children who need it because they do not have access to school meals
$50 Help provide meals and snacks to our summer campers
$100 Support our Family Literacy Programs where we educate moms and family members on how to make sure their children are ready for kindergarten
$150 Sponsor a child at our summer camp
$250 Help cover the cost of a field trip for the children attending our summer camps so they can see the world outside of Cedar Grove
$500 Help Common Ground continue to feed, educate and empower our friends in Cedar Grove for years to come.

Mission

Following Jesus Christ's example, Common Ground Community, Inc., is committed to making a difference in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport through compassionate outreach, building relationships, and acceptance of all people.

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Food, Fellowship and Fun

BODACIOUS BAR AND q

May 7, 2024 - May 8, 2024

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Common Ground Community, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

20-0747912

Guidestar

Parish

Caddo

Parishes Served

Bossier, Caddo

Operating Budget

$500K-$1M

Sector

Education, Hunger, Food Access & Nutrition, Youth & Children

Address

6806 Southern Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71106

Phone

318-227-7816

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