Wells Fargo shows its support of Common Ground

Common Ground | Common Ground makes a sweet deal with EMM Group

Common Ground makes a sweet deal with EMM Group

Common Ground | Requests for Proposals: Upgrades to the Lee

Requests for Proposals: Upgrades to the Lee

Common Ground | The Blueprint: Common Ground in New York Magazine

The Blueprint: Common Ground in New York Magazine

Common Ground | Common Ground, Hurricane Sandy and our Community

Common Ground, Hurricane Sandy and our Community

Common Ground | 2012 Celebrating Home and Community video

2012 Celebrating Home and Community video

Common Ground | The Doe Fund Names Common Ground Employer Partner of the Year

The Doe Fund Names Common Ground Employer Partner of the Year

Common Ground | Common Ground and partners celebrate 161 new units of affordable housing at the Hegeman

Common Ground and partners celebrate 161 new units of affordable housing at the Hegeman

Common Ground | National Grid contributes to environmental sustainability at The Hegeman

National Grid contributes to environmental sustainability at The Hegeman

Common Ground | Common Ground is one of New York’s “Best Companies to Work For”

Common Ground is one of New York’s “Best Companies to Work For”

Common Ground | Schermerhorn Art Center Opening

Schermerhorn Art Center Opening

Wells Fargo shows its support of Common Ground

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has provided Common Ground with a generous contribution in support of community facilities and services at our newest development under construction at 1191 Boston Road in the Bronx. Thank you, Wells Fargo, for the many ways that you strengthen our agency’s efforts to improve the lives of homeless and low-income New Yorkers. Read more.

Common Ground makes a sweet deal with EMM Group

Common Ground is happy to share that we have teamed up with EMM Group, the restaurant and nightlife group behind New York hotspots Tenjune, SL, The General, and Catch. EMM's The General has become known for the cereal-encrusted donuts — including Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Puffs — that are sold in the restaurant's bakery, and now a portion of sales from those donuts will go to Common Ground and our mission to end homelessness in NYC. Read more.

Requests for Proposals: Upgrades to the Lee

We are pleased to offer two Request For Proposal (RFP) opportunities for building upgrades to our Lee residence: an upgrade to our security camera system and an upgrade to the roof fence and rear courtyard rail. Read more.

The Blueprint: Common Ground in New York Magazine

This article appeared in New York Magazine on November 22, 2012 with the headline: Post-Sandy, New York’s homeless problem is even more daunting. One building in Brooklyn shows how it might be solved. By Justin Davidson

A few weeks ago, I watched a man who had spent much of his life living in doorways and cardboard boxes shamble into the sun-washed lobby of a new building on Hegeman Avenue in Brownsville, dig an I.D. card out of baggy jeans, swipe through the turnstile, and take the elevator up to a modest but clean room equipped with a bed, an ample window, a closet, and a kitchenette. He was home. Read more.

Common Ground, Hurricane Sandy and our Community

A message from Executive Director Brenda E. Rosen:

Dear friends:

While the immediate threat from Hurricane Sandy has passed, the memory and impact of the storm will remain with us for a very long time. As New York begins to return to normal, I hope you and your loved ones are well. Our hearts go out to those who suffered personal loss and injury, and pray that friends and family were able to support you in a time of need. Read more.

2012 Celebrating Home and Community video

We asked our employees, tenants, and partners to help us tell the story of Common Ground’s mission and impact in their own words. The result is our 2012 Celebrating Home and Community video.

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The Doe Fund Names Common Ground Employer Partner of the Year

Each year, The Doe Fund identifies an Employer Partner who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to breaking the cycles of poverty by providing not just jobs, but careers with opportunities for advancement. Common Ground not only provides job opportunities to deserving individuals but is also a partner in the broader fight to prevent and solve homelessness. This dedication and unyielding pursuit makes Common Ground the definitive choice for this year's selection.

For more information about The Doe Fund, visit their website at www.doefund.org.

Common Ground is one of New York’s “Best Companies to Work For”

Common Ground was recently recognized for “Excellence in Organizational Vision & Management” and named a Best Company to Work For in New York State. Sponsored by the New York State Society of Human Resources Management, this award is based on surveys of current Common Ground staff and an assessment of our organizational practices and benefits packages. Common Ground was among 24 large companies named “Best Employer” in 2012. Read more.

Schermerhorn Art Center Opening

On October 25, 2011, local officials and community partners joined Common Ground to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Downtown Brooklyn’s Schermerhorn, 216 units of affordable, supportive residence for single adults in the arts as well as the formerly homeless. The project was sponsored by Common Ground and the Actor’s Fund. Read more.