The Goodenough Community
The Goodenough Community is a long-term experiment in community formation and
development sponsored by the American Association for the Furtherance of Community.

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The Goodenough Community Mission

The Goodenough Community in its present form has three elements to its mission:

  • To encourage and support people living in shared housing. There are several clusters at the present time. They utilize concepts familiar to cooperatives.
  • To educate and train people in developing lifeways and The Living Arts that prevent some difficulties and facilitate social learning. The council utilizes its covenant to outline necessary social processes, such as making and keeping agreements with care and staying steady when in conflict to a resolution.
  • To encourage life-long learning by providing cultural programs for the following groups: women, men, committed couples, families, young adults, and third age. In addition, annual events co-sponsored by the GEC include the Human Relations Laboratory, the True Holidays Celebration and the Winter Solstice Celebration.

If you find your self interested in any aspect of our work, and want to become more involved, please email to continue a dialogue with us. If the telephone is more to your liking, call (206) 323-4653.

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In Summary

The healthy social life is found

When in the mirror of each human soul

The whole community finds its reflection,

And when in the community

The virtue of each one is living.

   ~Rudolf Steiner


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Last modified: December 25, 2010