Chicago | David Lynch Foundation

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 PTS 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
  • Carmen Terrones
    Community Advocate
    Adult and Juvenile Justice
  • Peter Do
  • 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
  • Marguerite Griffin
    Senior Vice President
    Northern Trust
  • Dr. Troy Harden
    Institute for Youth
    and Community Engagement
    Chicago State University
  • Nakisha Hobbs
    Village Leadership Academy
  • Sequane Lawrence
    Fathers, Families and Healthy
  • Deborah Liverett
    Director of Community Affairs
    Northern Trust
  • Walidah Bennett
    Multi-Faith Veterans
    Support Initiative
  • Brendan Hammer
    Partner, Berger Schatz LLP
  • Scott Lorenz
    Managing Director
    SPL Solutions
  • Dr. Carrie Mendoza
    Emergency Room Physician
    Advocate Health Systems
  • Maria Pike
    Community Activist
  • Michael Pottern
    Project Travel
  • Karen Teitelbaum
    Sinai Health Systems
  • Jennifer Tengelsen
    Tengelsen Family Foundation
  • Mary Waldon
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Dr. Sam Whalen
    Director of Research
    Center for Urban Education
    University of Illinois, Chicago
  • DaWana Williamson
    Innovations Consultant
    Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
  • Kate Winston
    Education Consultant
  • Kathleen Yang-Clayton
    Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Public Administration
  • John Vazquez
    Chief Medical Director
    Sinai Health Systems
  • Nate LaTour
    The Regenstein Foundation
  • Ricky Hirsch
    CEO Think Jerky