Next up in our #BlackHistoryMonth
! This American rapper and actor was born and raised in #Chicago
and has been widely recognized for his activism. Common is a supporter of animal rights and @peta
, is a part of the "Knowing Is Beautiful" movement to support HIV/AIDS awareness, and founded the @commongroundfnd
, a nonprofit that seeks to empower underprivileged youth to be strong citizens of the world.
Reposted from @newsincerity
// Common Ground Foundation Asks Youth to Find Their Spark and Follow it // ⠀⠀ Academy award-winning actor, hip-hop artist, and writer Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.—better known as Common—founded a non-profit with the belief that education should constantly be evolving to adapt to new ideas. ⠀⠀ Common Ground Foundation (@commongroundfdn
) provides mentorship to high school students and hosts youth-focused summer camps and conferences around the country. They hope to nurture their students to become informed citizens who are active in creating a sustainable future. ⠀⠀ “I always believed that if we started with the youth then we would be planting the seeds for our future to blossom,” it says in their mission statement. “Give the children a sense of hope, self-esteem, and love that will better the world.” ⠀⠀ What makes Common Ground particularly unique in comparison to other after-school programs is the idea of a reciprocal relationship between student and mentor. Ideas, opinions, and personal interests are welcome additions from students. Common Ground wants students to find what sparks their curiosity and to run with it, whatever it is. ⠀⠀ “We have to relate to one another,” Common says. “Teachers have to know how to relate. If we can relate as educators, and teachers and school systems to the youth, they will receive it and retain it. And go out and apply it at a higher level.” ⠀⠀ Their programs focus on character development, finding a healthy lifestyle, literacy in global leadership, tech and finances, and the importance of social impact. ⠀⠀ Common knows that a little self-esteem and support can go a long way. Through this positive impact he hopes to see poverty go down and education go up. @common #commongroundfoundation
Equality and equity for all! Celebrate Black History Month!.
How amazing are our students?? 👏👏 Congratulations to #CGF
Sophomore, Ramya on publishing her first book, ‘Headspace of a Headcase.’ It’s now available at Barnesandnoble.com! We’re so proud of you Ramya!! ❤️
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” #WCW
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🎊 🎊 What an incredible #2018
! From Summer camp, to the @creativemindstalks
, to a visit from @shothechi
, to Global STEM & our monthly student sessions, we’ve enjoyed every single second with our kids. Thank you for being a part of our year. We hope #2019
brings you joy, happiness, success & so much love!! (Catch a few more favorite moments via our IG story.)
The Common Ground Foundation is dedicated to the empowerment and development of urban youth founded by by @common
Happy holidays from The Common Ground Foundation!! We hope you’re enjoying a day filled with love, laughter & joy. 🎄🎁🎄
We’re always blown away by the kindness & generosity our students possess. ❤️ Today CGF students visited the Primo Women Shelter to distribute gifts to families for the holidays. #Giveback #HappyHolidays
Can you believe it’s almost #Christmas
? While you’re finishing up, (or starting) your holiday shopping, we ask that you take the opportunity to shop with AmazonSmile! With each online purchase, you’ll play a big part in giving back to The Common Ground Foundation. To shop, please visit —> smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4432972. ❤️ Thank you for all your support.
“I always believed that if we started with the youth then we would be planting seeds for our future to blossom. Give the children a sense of hope, self esteem, & love that will better the world.” - @common
Giving back is the core of what we do. This past weekend we celebrated our students, our mentors, our alums and everyone who’s played a part in growing this foundation. You also can be a part of the magic this holiday season as well! With your donation of $25 or more, you allow us to continue the mission with our amazing kids. To donate to Common Ground, please click the link in our bio. 👆 You can also watch a recap of our holiday brunch on our latest IGTV Episode!
We’ve got angels on our team. 😇 We’re so thankful for every single one of you who invest your time & energy into our mission. With the holiday season coming up, did you know that AmazonSmile donates to Common Ground Foundation when you shop online? To shop, please visit —> smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4432972. ❤️ Thank you for all your support.
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The mission of #commongroundfoundation
is to “empower high school students from under-served communities to become future leaders. [Their] programs focus on character development, social impact, healthy living, technology, financial literacy, creative arts, and global leadership.” @commongroundfnd
has programs like Youth Business & Leadership Conference, Dreamers & Believers Summer Camp, as well as Youth Mentoring and Transition to College Programs. GO TO www.commongroundfoundation.org to learn more about this organization, founded by hip hop artist/actor/author @common
, and DONATE!
“Who knew from the concrete, a flower would grow?” 🙌❤️
| STUDENT PROFILE | ➡️ Meet Jelani Hill - a Senior at Kenwood Academy High School. 🗯 “The best experience I’ve had in the organization so far is going to the camps these past two summers, because they have really made me better as a person. My goal is to one day have a non profit organization for Chicago kids to express themselves through art.” We can’t wait to see that dream come true Jelani!! #commongroundfoundation
TODAY. ✊ RUN to the polls & make your voices heard!! Be the change that you want to see! #rockthevote #vote
We are so proud of all the great things our founder, @common
has been doing all around the nation. Tomorrow is a crucial day, & we hope that you will exercise your right to #VOTE
& to help change history! #rockthevote
Several T-Shirts, Social Media Campaigns, Strategy Sessions, Events, Fliers, and Step & Repeats later, the legacy building continues! It's an incredible blessing when your clients choose you and are equally committed to helping small business owners achieve measurable results. Creating Content, Managing Accounts, Impacting Sales with Dope Digital Marketing ...Nearly 2 年前發佈 I came with a Vision and some significant people helped me bring it to life. We been rockin & growin' every since. #TeamWDB #POWBIZMedia #CommonGroundFoundation
ATTN: STUDENTS You’re invited to join Serena Williams and Common on Oct 29, at Lyric Opera of Chicago for FREE! 1. Please RSVP at email@example.com
with your name and school. 2. Tickets can be collected at the entrance with proof of valid student ID. This free ticket is sponsored by Creative Minds Talks.
“It’s incredible to talk to somebody that is the greatest and is out there using their platform in a real strong way.” - @common.
Monday night is going to be SO GOOD! We can’t wait!! 🙌🏼 To read more, visit this link 👉🏼 (also in our IG Story) https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-serena-williams-common-lyric-opera-20181025-story.html | @chicagotribune
WELL. There it is. Need we say more⁉️ It’s finally #Friday
, & we hope you’re closing this week out strong!! #TGIF
We are so proud of our students here at the Common Ground Foundation, & all the achievements they’ve made during their time with us. We want to share some of their stories with you all, & leave a little inspiration on your feed. ❤️ Meet Amber Anderson, a Senior at Kenwood Academy High School whose already been accepted to 8 Colleges!! | “I’m ambitious, hardworking & passionate. My goal in life is to be successful & give back to my community.” #CGF #Inspiration
POWERFUL. INSPIRING. A MUST SEE!! 🙌🏼❗️ In case you haven’t heard, #TheHateUGive
is out everywhere today in theaters!! We couldn’t be more happy for @common
& the entire cast. Comment below if you’re going to see it!! 👇🏼 @thehateugivemovie #TGIF
“The best thing you will ever wear, is your smile.” 🤗 We hope you smile a little more today, laugh a little harder & continue to sprinkle kindness everywhere you go. #happythursday #tbt #GlobalSTEAM
At Common Ground Foundation, we teach our kids to be dreamers and believers. 🌟 Sharing a little bit of magic from our students at this year’s Summer Camp in Lake Geneva. #CGF
! It’s a new week, & another opportunity to be great. Write down your goals & knock them out!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
We couldn’t be more happy for our founder, @common
!! His newest movie, #thehateugive
opens TODAY in select cities! Make sure you visit TheHateUGive.com to find showtimes and tickets. 🎥💥 #happyfriday #rp
23 Grand Slam Champion- @serenawilliams
, in conversation with Award Winning Artist- @common
, will discuss activism and philanthropy, entrepreneurship and her new role as a mom. Join us on Oct 29th, at @lyricopera
! Ticket link in the bio!
You are ROYAL! 👑 We love supporting amazing women like @serenawilliams
, who are leaving their mark in this world. If you’re in Philly tomorrow, make sure you check out the @serena
pop up at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. 👊🏼 You can also see Serena on the 29th here in Chicago at the Creative Mind Talks!! (Tickets available via link in bio.) #happythursday