Hope and Health Lecture Series

Join us for a Common Ground Conversation!

Saturday, July 17 at 9:30 a.m.

To continue our Hope and Health lecture series and celebrate the fifth year of the Cleveland Foundation's Common Ground series, we're hosting a conversation on Saturday, July 17th in the garden at The Intergenerational School - East.

Common Ground Hope And Health

How does school—both the physical building and the ways in which we teach—drive community connection across generations? Join teachers, families, volunteers and Buckeye residents to discuss how school can serve as the setting for meaningful connection, shared ownership and community transformation.

We will meet outdoors at our flagship school, The Intergenerational School – East, on the historic Saint Luke’s Manor campus in Cleveland’s Buckeye-Woodhill Neighborhood. Attendees will be invited to participate as listeners and storytellers while noshing on a light breakfast.  Bring your children, bring your grandparents—all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Visit our event page at commongroundcle.org to register!

Academic Articles and Resources

Optional Pre-Reading Materials for Mar. 24th Conversation

Summaries and Pre-Reading Material

The three pieces represent a mix of scholarly research and real-world experiences. Together, they show how connections across generations can be cultivated, fostered, and embraced to promote health, community, and - of course - learning. Click to read.


A Model of Intergenerativity:

How the Intergenerational School is Bringing the Generations Together to Foster Collective Wisdom and Community Health. Click to read.


Intergenerational Reading Rooms: Lessons Learned from The Intergenerational Schools

How can schools become vibrant intergenerational settings? To explore this question, we focus on
the Intergenerational Reading Room (IRR) component of The Intergenerational Schools (TIS) model
established in Cleveland, Ohio. Click to read.