SCHOOL, Inc. Partners with LADF for 2nd Year


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SCHOOL, Inc. Receives Second Year of Grant Funding

From The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

PASADENA, CA (August 14, 2018) – Smiling Calm Hearts Open Our Learning, Inc. (SCHOOL, Inc.) today announced the charitable organization received a second annual grant from The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). The funds will be used to support the SCHOOL Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Program at Title 1 schools in Los Angeles.

LADF works to significantly impact underserved youth in some of the most challenged neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and leverages the SCHOOL, Inc. partnership to administer direct programs serving youth and communities.

“We are pleased to provide this support on behalf of our fans and we sincerely hope our gift will be helpful in advancing the services and programs of your organization,” said Chaitali Gala Mehta, Director, Grants & Strategic Partnerships at LADF.

SCHOOL, Inc. to use grant donation wisely serving approximately 2,300 youth of which are 50/50 boys and girls, 60% elementary and 40% secondary with over 90% being Hispanic and minority covering more than 50 schools located throughout Los Angeles County. LADF funding support for SCHOOL, Inc. will provide scholarships for teachers to take the in-person or online teacher training program promoted through the UTLA website.

“We at SCHOOL, Inc. are grateful to receive LADF’s generous contribution towards scholarships for LAUSD teachers to take the SCHOOL Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Training,” said Kelly Wood, Founder and CEO of SCHOOL, Inc. “Both our youth and teachers benefit from LADF’s resources allowing SCHOOL, Inc. to enhance lives by nurturing positive social, emotional and academic development in public school classrooms. Plus, LAUSD youth are very happy to know the LA Dodgers care about their education.

About SCHOOL, Inc.

Established in 2012, Smiling Calm Hearts Open Our Learning, Inc. (SCHOOL, Inc.) is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to help public schools, especially Title 1 communities, create focused, harmonious classrooms where learning and positive relationships flourish. The SCHOOL Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Program is an adapted mindfulness curriculum that addresses the comprehensive health of students and teachers by enhancing physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Collaborative attitudes and character development are nurtured through the program to support academic success. SCHOOL, Inc. provides professional development for educators in school districts including Los Angeles Unified, Pasadena Unified, New York City of Education and more.
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