Lineage Project brings mindfulness programs to incarcerated, homeless, and academically vulnerable youth to help them manage stress, build inner strength, and cultivate compassion. We also train youth-serving staff and organizations in the development of mindful and trauma-conscious cultures and practices.
Founded in New York City in 1999, Lineage Project began delivering mindfulness to adolescents on Rikers Island. We now provide programs in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx, serving youth who are justice-involved, homeless, suspended from school, and in high-need public schools. We also offer professional trainings to teachers, social workers, frontline staff, and caregivers, helping them gain competency in providing trauma-conscious mindfulness programming for vulnerable youth.
You can help Lineage Project reach more young people in need. Volunteer with us! We need your skills in fundraising, technology, media, administration, and more. For information about volunteer opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lineage is seeking experienced part-time teachers to provide classes to youth and offer staff trainings in sites such as public schools and detention centers in NYC. Teachers must have experience working with youth and adults facing intense life stressors, and be versed in teaching meditation and mindful movement modalities (such as yoga or Tai Chi) to teens and adults.