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This is the Time and the Place

As the full extent of the ecological and cultural destruction wrought by an economic system that values the pursuit of profit and endless growth over the welfare of humans and the biosphere becomes clear, we believe that people are more ready than ever to usher in something radically different. More and more of us are reconnecting to our hearts, to our communities, and to the earth, and committing to building a future that works for all.

The Good Work Institute is a non-profit organization in the Hudson Valley of New York that hopes to help turn this moment into a sustained movement by connecting and supporting the people, projects, and organizations that are leading the transition locally.  To that end, we offer Hudson Valley non-profits, activists, and other agents of change tools, trainings, and connections to deepen and expand their good work.

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Our Programs

The Fellowship

The Good Work Fellowship taps into the deep potential of our communities to catalyze good work by facilitating experiential learning, collaboration, and connections among cohorts of fellows based throughout the Hudson Valley. Over the course of this intensive, several month program, fellows develop deep ties to one another and gain vital collaboration and initiative­‐building skills while cultivating inner clarity about what it means to do good work.

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Located in Kingston, NY, The Greenhouse will be the hub for the local movement for resilience and regeneration. When it opens this Winter, it will be host to public events and intensive learning programs, and will provide offices and workstations, meeting rooms, event spaces, and learning and community resources to those committed to making the people and places of the Hudson Valley thrive.

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Place Corps

Place Corps is a new gap year program for 18-25 year olds looking to cultivate a calling to know, love, and serve their places. Situated on a 900 acre biodynamic farm in the Hudson Valley, participants will construct their eco-campus, grow their own food, and self-design study plans with the guidance of accomplished practitioners and organizations working at the forefront of new economics, biodynamics, permaculture, mindfulness, and regenerative design.

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David Orr once said, "The skills, aptitudes, and attitudes necessary to industrialize the earth are not necessarily the same as those that will be needed to heal the Earth or to build durable economies and good communities." We offer frequent classes, talks, and events that aim to equip us all with the means and inspiration to live and work in ways that make our lives, our communities, and the planet truly thrive.

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