Category Archives: Community Building

The Power and Intricacies of Grounded Community by MASIS Student Rania Campbell-Cobb

In my studies at Goddard College I examine rooftop farming practices, food justice, innovative networks, urban community spaces, non-profit management, and community education. My studies are grounded within my life and work in Philadelphia. With every subject I dig into, … Continue reading

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What Story Are You Changing?: A Special Event at the Residency

To launch Transformative Language in Action, a new anthology co-edited by GGI’s Ruth Farmer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, students, faculty, and the public gathered for a special event to explore what stories we’re changing and challenging with our work, activism, art, … Continue reading

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Faculty Residency Workshops Cross Boundaries in Psychology, Science, Culture, Religion, Politics, Community and History

The theme of our spring 2015 residency was Crossing Boundaries. Here’s a sampling of some of the workshops GGI faculty offered. The Work of Stan Grof, with faculty member Francis X. Charet. Grof, a psychiatrist, is a leading representative of … Continue reading

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Goddard Graduate Institutes Graduate Complete Diverse Studies

We recently held another graduation for the Goddard Graduate Institute, featuring students who studied everything from gut health to a Brazilian martial art to online gaming. Here are the descriptions of graduating student presentations student gave at the February 2015 … Continue reading

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Willa Conway: Cross-Class Giving Circles Bring Greater Justice to Philanthropy

I came to Goddard with a loose idea of what I was interested in: racial justice, philanthropy, healing, radical love, and James Baldwin. It makes me smile looking at those disparate ideas now, as those ideas continue to be strong … Continue reading

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Kris Hege: Survivor-Centric Resiliency Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

Goddard is more than a school or an institution, it is more than a campus and faculty and staff. It is a garden where seeds of passion and inspiration are planted, nourished, and grow, sometimes wildly, into extraordinary forces of … Continue reading

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Jody Frey: From Place-Based Arts to the Art of Justice

There is nothing more beautiful to behold than a person who has just discovered courage. After graduation and a full recovery from the IMA program’s happy exhaustion (studying place-based arts), I began looking for ways to sustain the academic fitness … Continue reading

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