The Good Work Institute (GWI) has a mission to “educate and connect a network of local community members and actively support their collaborative efforts to regenerate their places.” This focus applies to New York’s Hudson River Valley, where GWI aims to build “regenerative economies.”
Founded as an offshoot of the website Etsy (and formerly known as the Etsy Foundation), the institute is now a non-profit that runs events and workshops as well as offering Fellowships focused on business education and leadership development – not in the traditional sense but with a focus on ethics and compassion instead of purely profit.
These Fellowships are made up of cohorts of more than 30 community leaders and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. The fourth cohort program just began last month. (Read this article in local Hudson Valley magazine, Chronograph, for some insights into the first three fellowships.)
Small Change’s own Hudson Valley-based Ben Schulman has been chosen by the Good Work Institute to take part in this fourth fellowship, which will run until March 2018. Good Work!