Peace of Mind, Inc.

An Integrated program of Mindfulness, Social and Emotional Learning and Conflict Resolution for Elementary School

Washington, DC   |  https://TeachPeaceofMind.org

Mission

Peace of Mind encourages and supports the comprehensive integration of high quality mindfulness-based social and emotional learning and conflict resolution programs in elementary schools to improve student well-being and create kinder, more inclusive school climates.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Cheryl Cole Dodwell

Founder and co-director

Linda K Ryden

Main address

5540 Nevada Ave NW

Washington, DC 20015 USA

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EIN

47-1449614

NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mindfulness based SEL and Conflict Resolution Resources for Elementary Educators

Peace of Mind develops and publishes the Peace of Mind Core Curriculum for Early Childhood, Grades 1 and 2, and Grades 3-5 based on over 15,000 hours of in-classroom field testing. We support educators using the curriculum with classroom materials such as anchor charts, posters, journals and Brainy the Puppet. We support educators nationwide through on-line training. In the DC area, we offer in person professional development, an annual conference for educators and parents, and regular community of practice gatherings.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Peace of Mind, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Darrel Jodrey

Johnson & Johnson

Term: 2018 - 2021

Chapin Springer

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Darrel Jodrey

Johnson & Johnson

Elizabeth Whisnant

Horace Mann Elementary School

Subrat Biswal

Scientist

Linda Ryden

Educator

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/22/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.