About Us

For more than 50 years, Shadybrook has been opening minds and inspiring hearts. We serve the people of Northeastern Ohio by offering a safe forum for diverse ideas and dialogue. Through thought-provoking programs, we create opportunities for spiritual exploration and lifelong learning. Our inclusive, caring community fosters appreciation for the richness found in diversity.

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Our work isn’t based upon an ideology or religious affiliation, but we do have guiding principles:

Diversity
We accept each person for who they are and the unique talent and strength they bring.

Respect
We respect the spiritual and cultural roots of individuals and communities.

Nonviolence
From personal to international relations, we believe consistent nonviolence will establish and maintain the trust necessary for a peaceful world.

Compassion
We realize that we are all connected as one human family and must translate our compassion and concern into useful service.

Trust
We seek to form long-term partnerships with those we serve. By developing close relationships with our members, local organizations and community leaders, we build trust, mutual respect and cultural understanding.

Generosity
As a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization, we provide affordable programming and scholarships to individuals looking for hopeful solutions that inspire personal and social change.

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We envision a vibrant, multi-generational community that isJoin Now! button
one of Northeast Ohio’s most trusted sources for
connecting spirituality, creativity and social change.