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Project Springboard

 A PROGRAM FOR EMERGING PROJECTS TO GENERATE, ACTIVATE AND ACCELERATE HIGH IMPACT SOCIAL CHANGE

Now accepting Project Springboard applications.

Training

 A year‐long training series will support top leaders who are poised to take their emerging social change initiatives to the next level. Facilitated by experts in social innovation, training modules will build leadership capacity, program sustainability and community impact. 

Community
By connecting with diverse leaders across the Off the Mat network, participants will develop relationships that are vital to creative project design and collective movement building.

Activation
Mentoring and coaching will engage participants in action, reflection, and learning to put new skills into practice and amplify results.

 

SPRINGBOARD PROJECTS:

 

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COPIA HEALTH is a benefit corporation that champions sustainable, mindful, and integrative practices for human flourishing. COPIA Health offers programs that create positive impact within health care, education, food, and organizational systems. COPIA's trainings teach conscious lifestyle design and health and wellness practices for the vitality of ourselves, our communities, and the environment.

www.copiahealth.com

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BE A BLESSING is a women’s giving circle that creates opportunities to assist organizations that serve women and children. The cornerstone of our commitment to collective service is the belief that we can do more together than alone. Each year, BAB will select an organization to “bless”  that demonstrates our values and uplifts women and children.  For 2013, we have selected to serve the Katharine K. Hanley Family Shelter in Fairfax, VA, a homeless serving up to twenty families since August 2007. The shelter operates the “Housing First/Rapid Rehousing” model, which emphasizes moving families in to permanent housing.

http://www.beablessing.be/

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THE WOMEN'S CIRCLE PROJECT provides programming that heals the heart , builds strong female support systems and inspires women and girls into leadership. This programming includes empowerment workshops, retreats, women's/teen self-defense workshops, school and summer programming for teens, and a writing collective.

www.thewomenscircleproject.com

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At GROWING PLACES INDY we believe that everyone deserves to Grow well, Eat well, Live well, Be well™. Everyone eats, and food has both the power to radically connect and profoundly divide. Our vision is one in which food opens a gateway to radical connections that bridge and heal profound divisions. In our day-to-day work we cultivate networks of connection by engaging individuals in social opportunities for fun, first-hand experiences in urban agriculture, relationships with local farmers and local food, conversations about how food relates to our communities’ greatest challenges and opportunities, and in practices for living well - such as yoga, meditation and urban bicycling – that can be enjoyed in groups and individually. 

http://www.growingplacesindy.org

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THE IMAGINE YOGA PROJECT is committed to bridging the gap between small businesses that provide a healing service and impoverished families/individuals to bring wholeness to communities. IYP partners with like-minded studios, community outreach organizations and service providers in the healing community to bring yoga and other healing modalities to low-income individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford these amazing services.

http://www.theimagineyogaproject.org/

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EMBODY LOVE MOVEMENT'S vision is to create a world where all see and treat themselves, and therefore others, as being lovable without condition.  Our mission is to promote positive self-image by inspiring and empowering everyone to embrace their inner beauty, practice kindness, and believe in their purpose. 

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WORLD MUSE is a social change movement and inspiration incubator supporting women and girls who are ready to be catalysts for change. Our mission is to connect women and girls to sources of inspiration and help them to cultivate the necessary resources, tools, and networks to turn that inspiration into activation.

www.theworldmuse.org

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YOGA FOR 12 STEP RECOVERY (Y12SR) is a rich and powerful framework for integrating the wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12-step programs. Guided by its theme ‘The Issues Live in the Tissues”, Y12SR meetings are now available all over country and the curriculum is quickly becoming a feature of addiction recovery treatment centers across the United States. The Y12SR Foundation, a program of Off the Mat, empowers the lives of individuals and families affected by substance and behavioral addiction.  The cornerstone project of the Y12SR Foundation is the Urban Outreach Program (UOP), which brings the benefits of the Y12SR program to underserved populations of recovering addicts and their families.  

www.y12sr.com

 

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YOGA GANGSTERS is a group of men, women and children who work in juvenile detention centers, in schools, with teachers, parents and other community groups. They teach yoga, mindfulness and stress reduction; and teach people how to channel their energy into useful action. They bring art, music, health, wellness and unconditional love into the lives of those who need it the most. They believe that truth, respect, honor and compassion create the language in which we speak to each other, and all those we encounter.

http://yogagangsters.org/

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URBAN SANGHA PROJECT  Urban Sangha Project is a collective whose mission is to support the sustainability of frontline ChangeMakers through Mindful Yoga, Meditation and Dialogue. We practice yoga to orient and connect ourselves to our bodies, practice meditation to find clarity in our thoughts, and then practice in a listening and speaking dyad to articulate and find support with our words. These bi-monthly workshops are free and open to all those who are out there leaving their mark on the world from teachers, to social workers, advocates, lawyers, correction's officers, mindful parents, clergy and everyone in between. 

 

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YOGA FREEDOM PROJECT Yoga Freedom Project's mission is to unite, educate and mobilize the global yoga community around the issues of injustice and violence against women and children, and to support and create programs of empowerment, education and healing for survivors of trauma.  Yoga Freedom Project began as a collaboration with the Somaly Mam Foundation as a campaign to unite the yoga community around the issue of sex trafficking and violence against women. Since then it has grown to include offering yoga as a healing tool to trafficking survivors in NYC.

http://yogafreedomproject.com/

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