Join us every Saturday April-November 10am-2pm to taste and explore in the learning garden, visit the farm animals, look for frogs at the wetland, play and build forts in the woods, volunteer on the farm, hike in the woods and more!
Kids 5-12 spend a full day every week at Common Ground with teacher naturalists to explore, imagine, play, and learn on the farm and in the forest. Learn more here! The NatureYear application period is now open.
Common Ground stands firm in its opposition to the current administration’s executive orders imposing a travel ban on Muslims from select countries, suspending the refugee program, restricting LGBTQ rights, and threatening to withhold Federal funding for law enforcement from sanctuary cities. These executive orders are in direct conflict with the values that define Common Ground and our community. Common Ground stands in solidarity with all those working to promote justice, equity, and inclusiveness by opposing oppression in all its forms. Finally, Common Ground is committed to performing its work with humanity, and with love for all of our community members regardless of where they come from, what religion they practice, or what their immigration status is.
by Ashton Killilea, Student Affairs Manager This month, the Connecticut General Assembly considers Governor Malloy’s proposal for a new state budget. One thing that’s on the line: the State After-School Grant Program, which funds opportunities
After school, students experiment, record, write, and achieve – but budget cuts put opportunities in limbo
by Joel Tolman, Director of Impact & Engagement Funding for Common Ground’s after-school programs is on the line. Read about these programs and the budget cuts below. Check out powerful testimony from Ashton Killlilea, whose
“That’s a real dead body,” 15-year-old Evann Meyers recalled thinking during a recent trip to a local morgue. It wasn’t a typical day in her after-school program at Common Ground High School, but it was