We exist to develop leaders through education, recreation, and accountability.

Laura and John Gallaher started Common Good in 2011 after spending time living near and connecting with families in North Lexington. They felt a deep sense of belonging and decided to create a place for their neighbors to feel the same. Their passion and dedication opened Common Good’s doors to whole families craving an inclusive community to learn and rediscover their true selves.

Common Good is more than an after-school program. We invest in and meet students and families where they are. Through education, recreation, creativity, spiritual formation, and meaningful relationships, students and families feel safe and loved. From that space of support, leaders emerge. 

Whether you are a student, parent, mentor, team member, or donor, we hope you feel the love and warmth from Common Good. It’s because of you that we can cultivate seeds of transformation in our community. 


Our Vision

Common Good's vision is to see thriving students, strong families and flourishing neighborhoods live into their God-given potential.


our ministry Philosophy

We seek to live out the eight principles of Christian community development, developed by John Perkins and other practitioners at the Christian Community Development Association. The eight principles are as follows:

•  Relocation
•  Reconciliation
•  Redistribution
•  Leadership development
•  Listening to the community
•  Church-based
•  Wholistic approach
•  Empowerment