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Read the GGSC’s 2016 Annual Report

Announcement | December 7, 2016

An overview of the past, present, and future of our work promoting the greater good.

In celebration of the Greater Good Science Center’s 15th anniversary, we have published our first-ever Annual Report.

Take a look to find out more about our Center’s history, mission, accomplishments, goals, metrics, finances, and supporters, as well as stories from a few of our fans and our most-read article last year.

We hope you’ll read it with pride, and we ask you to keep GGSC in mind as you consider where you want to click, subscribe, and contribute this season.

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Greater Good Events

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!


Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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