camp common ground:
A summer camp that brings racially and economically diverse middle schoolers together. We equip them with the leadership, social-emotional, and cultural competencies that they’ll use to develop meaningful relationships with each other. And we have so much fun!
Summer 2018 — what an incredible summer!
See our video below for some highlight clips!
Hear from our 2018 Commoners about their experience this summer.
to Our 2018 Commoners: You inspire us.
Dear supporters — thank you for helping to make this summer possible for our 36 young leaders.
Dear commoners — we miss you, we love you, and we will see you soon!
See their bios here.
Watch the video from our recent event:
a path to school desegregation in Oakland
This event featured:
- An introduction from Camp Common Ground Directors, Ron and Zach, about the state of segregation in Oakland.
- Panel discussion with community leaders and policy makers, such as Oakland City Council Member Abel Guillen, Oakland Unified School Board Member and Vice President Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, and Principal of Gateway Middle School Aaron Watson
- Get some recent context on the issue of school segregation in Oakland with the 2018 article by SF Gate that references Vox's report on school segregation across the country.
- Article: "Maps show the segregation within Bay Area school districts" (SFGate, 2018)
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Camp Common Ground—Oakland is fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund, an organization with 501(c)(3) status.
All donations are tax deductible.