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Niroga Institute

Oakland, CA   |  www.niroga.org

Mission

The Niroga Institute promotes equity through trauma-informed dynamic mindfulness, strengthening resilience and empathy in schools and communities. Through our trauma-informed, evidence-based Dynamic Mindfulness (DMind) practices, Niroga empowers children and the adults around them to make good choices, moment by moment, enabling resilient students, teachers, families and communities.

Ruling year info

2006

Founder & Executive Director

Bidyut K Bose PhD

Associate Executive Director

Rosalind Lwin

Main address

111 Fairmount Ave

Oakland, CA 94611 USA

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EIN

20-2620278

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Transformative Life Skills with Incarcerated Youth

Yoga poses, breathing and centering work, supporting hundreds of young people annually in developing increased self esteem, self control and lowering stress levels.  Currently Niroga Institute is working with youth incarcerated in Alameda County Juvenile Hall, San Francisco County Juvenile Hall and Contra Costa Probation and San Mateo County Juvenile Services

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

This is a combination of 15-minute in-class work and full-length after-school sessions bringing Transformative Life Skills to hundreds of young people in at-risk schools and alternative schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, enhancing learning readiness with increased focus and attention.  In addition, teacher, staff and administration in the schools are trained in these mindfulness techniques for self nurture, stress reduction and classroom management.

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Niroga Institute

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nik Banerjee

Wells Fargo Bank

Term: 2010 - 2010

Nik Banerjee

Wells Fargo Bank

Bidyut Bose

Niroga Institute

Judith Dunlap

Niroga Institute

Fred Schnider

No Affiliation

Keley Peterson

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No