David Lynch Foundation Chicago

Healing Trauma, Growing Resilience, Reducing Violence

The David Lynch Foundation is working with schools, community organizations, partner foundations and Chicago leaders to:

  • Improve school climate and academic outcomes
  • Bring the healing effects of the TM technique to mothers and their families who have lost loved ones to violence
  • Bring the benefits of the TM technique to non-custodial African American fathers, to better help them connect with their children
  • Heal the trauma and side effects of PTSD among veterans
  • Help our youth in juvenile detention centers

Program highlights

video Chicago mothers
use meditation to heal from loss

video Village Leadership Academy

video Chicago Education Forum Highlights

video Chicago Education Forum
Full Proceedings

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David Lynch Foundation Chicago – Advisory Council

  • Judge Robert Asbille
  • Mr. Randolph Carter
    Executive Director
    Eastern Educational Resource
    Collaborative
  • Peter Do
    Co-Founder
    Classkick.com
  • Fr. Leonard Dubi
    Pastor Emeritus
    St. Victor Church
  • Pastor Ruben Escobar
    The Neighborhood Chapel
    Humboldt Park
  • Valerie Gangas, Author
  • Dr. Noni Gaylord-Hardin
    Assoc. Professor, Clinical Psychology
    Loyola University of Chicago
  • Ms. Marguerite Griffin
    Senior Vice President
    Northern Trust
  • Dr. Troy Harden
    Institute for Youth and Community
    Engagement
    Chicago State University
  • Ms. Nakisha Hobbs
    Principal
    Village Leadership Academy
  • Mr. Sequane Lawrence
    Director
    Fathers, Families and Healthy
    Communities
  • Ms. Deborah Liverett
    Director of Community Affairs
    Northern Trust
  • Scott Lorenz
    Managing Director
    SPL Solutions
  • Dr. Carrie Mendoza
    Emergency Room Physician
    Advocate Health Systems
  • Maria Pike
    Community Activist
  • Michael Pottern
    Partner
    Project Travel
  • Ms. Karen Teitelbaum
    CEO
    Sinai Health Systems
  • Ms. Jennifer Tengelsen
    Founder
    Tengelsen Family Foundation
  • Ms. Mary Waldon
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Dr. Sam Whalen
    Director of Research
    Center for Urban Education
    University of Illinois, Chicago
  • DaWanna Williams
    Sr. Vice President
    YMCA Metropolitan Chicago
  • Kate Winston
    Education Consultant
  • Ms. Kathleen Yang-Clayton
    Policy Advisor
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • John Vazquez
    Chief Medical Director
    Sinai Health Systems