Last updated: November 16, 2009 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
(Seattle, Washington, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Formed: 1981
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.goodenough.org/
- Contact Name: Kirsten Rohde
- Phone: 206-323-4653
2007 33rd Ave S
Seattle, Washington, 98144-4914
This Community is Re-forming
American Association for the Furtherance of Community, (Non-residential)
Visitors accepted: Yes
We cannot provide guest spaces for visitors on a routine basis. Visitors from beyond the Puget Sound region would need to arrange for accommodations; we are happy to help if we can. Our retreat center can also accommodate guests for personal retreats and workshops. Overnight visits to the retreat center are possible with prior arrangement.
Open to new Members: Yes
Members of the Goodenough Community live and practice within a “village without walls”: Members believe that if ever there was a time to offer to the public the value of community, now is that time. The Goodenough Community mission is to demonstrate the many layers of culture and organization required for the development of mature human beings over a lifetime and to accomplish this with good humor by using learning games. Our world needs adults able to cooperate and collaborate with others to create a sustainable and healthy world now and for future generations. With all the unsettling aspects of economy, climate change, and general societal shifts, the collaborative and supportive work of those with a communitarian perspective is needed.
We intend this demonstration of social creativity and service to inspire others, even as we receive inspiration from other culturally creative people. Knowing that happiness comes from learning and serving, we are doing our part for a better world by supporting the development of mature adults able to both lead and follow in good will.
The Goodenough Community offers consultation services to other communities, co-housing groups, and other groups forming around a shared purpose. Consultants are trained and experienced leaders and teachers who have studied community organization and group dynamics for decades, as members and leaders in the Goodenough Community and elsewhere in their professional careers.