Arts, Culture, and Humanities

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP

  • Lake Worth, FL
  • www.cglakeworth.org

Mission Statement

Common Ground Community Development is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing community engagement and enrichment through the arts and social entrepreneurism. Our mission is to provide a safe place for individuals to be empowered, restored, and unified. Our objectives are to develop meaningful programming that:

connects people to the arts and community building by providing a space for instruction and collaboration

imparts coping strategies for those in recovery

improves artistic and entrepreneurial skills

enhances individual's self-worth

creates a sense of acceptance and belonging

Main Programs

  1. Creative Arts Academy
  2. Common Grounds Coffee Bar
Service Areas

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International

Lake Worth, Florida

ruling year

2006

Executive Director since 2016

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Maeva Renaud

Creative Arts Academy Director

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Kelly Olive

Keywords

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Arts and Social Enterprise

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EIN

76-0789910

 Number

6856717035

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Music (A68)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Creative Arts Academy

Is an arts education training program for aspiring musicians of all ages. The program offers private lessons, group lessons, workshops, and tutoring with certified teachers and teaching artist.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$50,000

Program 2

Common Grounds Coffee Bar

Is a safe community-driven environment serving high quality coffee. We proudly brew locally roasted coffee from various parts of the world, as well as locally baked goods and beverages from emerging artisans and entrepreneurs. In our efforts to support people from all walks of life, we also offer on- the- job training and life-skills for individuals in recovery.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)

Budget

180,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Lake Worth, Florida

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COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP

Leadership

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Executive Director

Maeva Renaud

Creative Arts Academy Director

Kelly Olive

BIO

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and grew up in Miami, Florida, Renaud received her Master in Urban Studies with a concentration in Community Arts from Eastern University, a Master's of Science in Special Education from Brooklyn College, and her Bachelor's in Multi-Media Communications from Florida Atlantic University. Renaud is certified in Psychological First Aid from the American Red Cross, and in Enhancing Trauma Awareness from the Institute of Family Professionals.Passionate about social justice and urban development, Renaud served on the advisory council for BuildaBridge International- a non-profit 501(c)3 arts education and intervention organization. Renaud's interests are in sustainable development, international development, youth development, urban tourism, arts in restorative transformation, and arts-integrated education.

Renaud is also a creative writer and public speaker with a knack for advocacy, event planning and fundraising. Has the ability to stimulate creative activity, provide vision, generate new ideas and lead organizations to new levels of success. Experienced in organizational development, team building, public speaking, and marketing. Strong interpersonal communication, presentation, and networking skills.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mike Olive

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