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What if awesome people everywhere came together to learn and do good in their communities? Starting this March, we’re embarking on a new venture...


What if awesome people everywhere came together to learn and do good in their communities?

Starting this March, we’re embarking on a new venture to see what happens if we bring together cool people in cities around the country to do interesting things that improve their communities. We’re calling this endeavor GOOD Local, and we’re looking for curious changemakers to work with us to spearhead new ways to learn and do good.


If you’re excited by big questions, have a desire to do good, and a knack for organizing and connecting people, then we we want to hear from you.

We’ll be selecting a team of superstars from each city to lead GOOD Local. Selected leaders will collaborate with GOOD staff to organize local events and gatherings and join a global community of changemakers who are moving the world forward.

Interested? Learn more about GOOD Local here and apply to join us on this new adventure. Questions? Ideas? Hell Yeahs? E-mail us at local@goodinc.com.

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