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is on a mission to empower young people from
high-potential communities to become future leaders.

With a 100% High School Graduation & College
Acceptance Rate (in 2023), our holistic mentoring
program has impacted over 1K+ students in the U.S.
and abroad.

Your donation helps us invest in more Dreamers & Believers looking to create positive impact in the world.


$10-$25 A Month Empowers

Our Programs

Grant Access to A Dreamer’s Amenities:

  • Transportation To & From Events
  • Healthy Meals and Snacks
  • Admin Support & Branded Swag

$50+ A Month Empowers


Uncover A Dreamer’s Purpose Via:

  • Monthly Mentorship Sessions
  • Workshops + Wellness + Fine Arts
  • Scholarship Opportunities & More

$100+ A Month Empowers


Unlock a Dreamer’s Imagination Via:

  • Annual Summer & Winter Camps
  • College Fairs & The HBCU College Tour
  • Global & Domestic Travel
  • Special Outings & Extracurricular Events

$500+ A Month Empowers

Impact + Expansion

Unleash a Mentee’s Dream Life Via:

  • Life via Our New Alumni Program
  • Career via Events & Conferences
  • Jobs, Internships & Job Shadowing

Support The Dream

DREAMERS + BELIEVERS: It was all a DREAM. What started out in 2012, as taking 23 high school students on a five-day camping trip turned into a four-year (year-round) holistic high school mentoring program serving hundreds.

THE COMMON GROUND EXPERIENCE: Our village-approach provides the support that ALL children need to thrive; including developing their character, nourishing their wellness, fostering their creativity, and introducing them to unlimited possibilities to ensure prosperity and generational wealth.

THE ACHIEVERS NETWORK: It takes a village to empower a dreamer and we invite you to join us as we inspire our youth to enroll in college, study abroad and enter the workforce as effective leaders, entrepreneurs and world changers.

Any and every contribution will
make a difference in the lives
of the students we serve.

The Common Ground Foundation is committed to making an impact in the lives of the students that we serve in our programs. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will go toward expanding our reach to youth in Chicago and beyond. We welcome one-time gifts or recurring donations.

If you wish to send a check, please make payable to Common Ground Foundation and mail to our office at: 

5113 S. Harper Ave, Suite 2C 
Chicago, IL 60615.

We thank you for your support! 

Other Ways to Give

Common Ground Foundations provides a number of opportunities for you to support the programs that help guide our youth to an empowering future.  See the other ways in which you can help .

Workplace Giving

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