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Expanding Consciousness Campaign

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Lineage Project

THE STORY:

The Lineage Project is working to raise $108,000 in the last 108 days of 2012 to bring mindfulness practices to some of New York City’s most vulnerable young people.

We have been offering yoga and meditation to incarcerated youth since 1997. In recent years, we have expanded to serve youth at risk of incarceration in a variety of settings, from court-ordered alternative-to-incarceration programs to alternative schools to homeless shelters. We now work with 1,700 youth annually.

The demand for our classes only continues to grow, and we must increase our budget accordingly. The Expanding Consciousness Campaign will enable us to maintain and add to our offerings.

The practices we teach can literally be life-saving for our students. They help end the cycle of poverty, violence and incarceration by allowing these young people to tap into their innate goodness and potential.  In their words:

“Before I started taking the class I would have a lot of problems because of my temper. But, now I can control my temper thanks to the yoga class. When I first started taking the class, I didn’t like to go. Now I look forward to my Thursday meditation. Speaking from my experience, I think meditation can help a lot of uptight people if they give it a try.”
— Jose, 17

“My home is really chaotic, and I used to get stressed as soon as I stepped in the door. Thanks to the teachings, the minute I get home I can go into a small space I set up for myself and do the breathing. Then I can face the drama in my house in a calmer way.”
— Ebony, 16

“Every emotion goes away. It’s just me. Nothing can interrupt me or come in the way.”
— Maria, 17

“The class is not just about yoga and meditation. It is about how to feel good inside, try some new things and learn to be stress free.”
— Amy, 16

“I feel like the focus that this class requires you to have/practice … has helped take my mind off of everything else that has happened to me in the past 24 hours. In my opinion that is a good thing. Given the circumstances I am truly grateful. I have no intention of running from what’s bothering me, but not worrying about it for once feels nice.”

— Ralph, 17

For more information, see www.lineageproject.org, and check out our video to the left.

Multimedia production: Travis Hartman
Photography: Chantal Heijnen
Music: Swimmer by Plusplus

$1,289

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sara Neufeld

    $108

  • Katherine Newberger

    $75

  • Lindsay Fleming

    $150

  • Ellen, Josh and Dana Poltilove

    $18

  • Heather Neufeld

    $75

  • Lou Lopez

    $108

  • Robert Holzer

    $108

  • bob and sarah kolodny

    $216

  • Tamara & Stephen Toub

    $72

  • Brette Popper and Paul Spraos

    $108

  • Jo Umans

    $108

  • Suchi Saxena

    $108

  • mary ellen sanger

    $10

  • Cynlou

    $25

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1% Raised of $108,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,289 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lineage Project

Amount Raised

$791

 

1% Raised of $108,000 Goal

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Sara Neufeld

Amount Raised

$498

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Lou Lopez

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Cynlou

Cynlou

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

mary ellen sanger

mary ellen sanger

DONATION: $10

Great project, Sarah! 5 years ago

Suchi Saxena

Suchi Saxena

DONATION: $108

5 years ago

Jo Umans

Jo Umans

DONATION: $108

This is a wonderful nonprofit and I look forward to supporting you. I'm proud of Brette Popper for joining in your efforts & you're very lucky to have her! 5 years ago

Brette Popper and Paul Spraos

Brette Popper and Paul Spraos

DONATION: $108

5 years ago

Tamara & Stephen Toub

Tamara & Stephen Toub

DONATION: $72

5 years ago

bob and sarah kolodny

bob and sarah kolodny

DONATION: $216

Please join us in supporting this wonderful program! 5 years ago

Robert Holzer

Robert Holzer

DONATION: $108

Let's do this people!! Its a great cause doing amazing work so please give and please help spread the word! 5 years ago

Lou Lopez

Lou Lopez

DONATION: $108

5 years ago

Heather Neufeld

Heather Neufeld

DONATION: $75

5 years ago