On The Ground

Feature StoryOTG Northside Sickle Cell

Living with sickle cell anemia: A Northside family’s experience


Feature StoryOn the Ground Northside Rootead

Rootead transplants to the Douglass to help area youth thrive


Feature StoryOTG Northside Young Kings and Queens

A marriage of nonprofits: Young Kings and Queens, Inc.


Feature StoryOTG Northside Gardens

Northside Gardens: Creating beauty and community


Feature StoryOTG Northside NAACP

MKNAACP invites community to special event to talk voting


Feature StoryOTG Northside

A Northside Icon: They call him Mr. Everything


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On the Ground helps to tell the story of the people, projects, and innovations that are creating “what’s next” for communities. The intended impact is for “solutions-oriented” media coverage, engagement and ultimately understanding of the community, resulting in awareness and investments that can contribute to the vitality and prosperity of the district covered.

The concept of On the Ground is to use an “embedded journalism” model to maintain a presence in a specific neighborhood for a period of 120 days. During this time the publication focuses weekly coverage on those neighborhoods to tell the story of the businesses, individuals, and nonprofits working and living there.

The Northside neighborhood has invited Second Wave to be the next community covered in the On the Ground Program. Edison was the first neighborhood covered by On the Ground.

Your On the Ground Team is Managing Editor Kathy Jennings, Project Editor Theresa Coty O'Neil, and Engagement Manager Vicky Kettner, and photographer Dontae Travier.

To learn more about On the Ground program, click here.