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Peace in Schools

Transformative Mindfulness Education

Portland, OR   |  peaceinschools.org

Mission

Our mission is to liberate mind and heart through teen-centered, transformative mindfulness education. Our vision is to reverse the teen mental health crisis so the next generation of adults can thrive. As we work towards this ultimate goal, we center the values of presence, equity & racial justice, interconnection, flexibility, compassion and joy.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Janice Martellucci

Main address

959 SE Division St Suite 325

Portland, OR 97214 USA

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Formerly known as

One House of Peace

EIN

26-3664835

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

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Mindful Studies

In 2014, Peace in Schools partnered with the Portland Public Schools District to launch Mindful Studies, the nation’s first for-credit mindfulness class in a public high school. Today, Peace in Schools serves approximately 600 teens per year in 8 PPS schools. Nine years of direct service in Portland, Oregon show that Mindful Studies serves as an accessible, practical, and critical resource for teens— with particular benefit for marginalized youth and youth with high trauma. The Mindful Studies curriculum and pedagogy is continually refined through trauma-informed, equity, mental health, and contemplative science lenses. Our semester or year-long course gives teens tools to profoundly decrease social-emotional suffering (e.g., anxiety, depression, judgment), and increase wellbeing (e.g., emotional regulation, self-compassion, acceptance, sense of belonging).

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students
Teachers

In order to reach more teens and begin to address the magnitude of the teen mental health crisis, we are testing a new delivery and implementation model for Mindful Studies. The Mindful Studies Partnership Program pilot is a school partnership and training model that brings Mindful Studies to new high schools, deepening the in-house capacity of teachers, school leaders and counselors to meet the mental health needs of students. This unprecedented, innovative program trains existing teachers within schools to provide robust, research-backed, social-emotional content as a for-credit high school class.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students
Teachers

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Peace in Schools

Board of directors
as of 04/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Colin McLean

BCMC Properties and Grant High School

Term: 2022 - 2024

Caverly Morgan

Caverly Morgan, LLC., Peace in Schools, and Presence Collective

Carl Reinhold

Centennial High School

Geri Stewart

Radiant Mind

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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