History – Common Ground Community Building

History of Common Ground Community Building

Common Ground Community Building started with the simple mission of loving and serving its neighbors. In February of 2012, Common Ground opened as an ecumenical benevolence and community center. HALO Learning Center, a separate organization, was located on the second floor. Common Ground opened with several services, including a community garden, a benevolence support program and a Fair Trade Store.

Over the past five years, Common Ground has grown in its outreach to the community. It now provides computer literacy classes in connection with State Technical College, offers sewing, knitting and other fiber arts education opportunities, and supports families experiencing homelessness through its Families Forward program.

In late summer 2017, Common Ground separated from First United Methodist Church to become is own nonprofit corporation. By doing so, we hope to expand our programming and grow to be a vital member of the social services network in Jefferson City. More than ever, Common Ground is focused on providing avenues for families to reach their highest potential.