Peace in Schools' Founder on the Cover of Mindful Magazine

Executive Director Caverly Morgan featured on the cover of the August 2016 issue of Mindful magazine. 


Peace in Schools' Lead Teacher Janice Martellucci wins Skidmore Prize

Our Lead Teacher Janice Martellucci has been honored as a recipient of the Willamette Week's Skidmore Prize. Every year, the Skidmore Prize honors a select few Portlanders who are age 35 and under and do important work for local nonprofits. 

Read more about Janice and the Skidmore prize.

Video on Peace in Schools: "The Heart of Education"

Peace in Schools' students speak about their powerful experiences in our Mindful Studies classes. 

CNN: "Calming the Teenage Mind in the Classroom"

CNN's Kelly Wallace reports on how schools are offering mindfulness exercises to combat teen stress. Teens are the most stressed group in America when school is in session. Peace in Schools is highlighted as a program that is proactively supporting the mental and emotional health of teenagers.

Peace in Schools in The New York Times

The New York Times has published the widely-distributed Associated Press article on our Peace in Schools programs. See the article online at, or download a PDF.

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Peace in Schools' Student Explains Why Mindfulness Can Change the World

Meet Alex, a student in our Mindful Studies class at Cleveland High School. 

The Associated Press Reports on Peace in Schools

Peace in Schools received national and international media coverage in December, 2014 when the Associated Press's story on our high school mindfulness programs was featured in over two hundred newspapers and media outlets — including ABC News, US News & World Report, and The Christian Science Monitor. Check out the story in The Washington Post, Canada's Vancouver Sun, and the UK's Daily Mail.


The Oregonian: "In 'mindful studies' class, Wilson High School students learn to cope with teenage stress"

The Oregonian reports on our Mindful Studies class at Wilson High School in the October 14, 2014 paper. Reporter Kelly House visited our class to write the piece — you'll also find photos and a video interview with Caverly Morgan.


Peace in Schools' Student: "This Class Saved My Life"

Elle is a student in our Mindful Studies class at Wilson High School. 

Mindful Teachers Interviews Peace in Schools

Mindful Teachers interviews Peace in Schools' founder Caverly Morgan about our for-credit mindfulness classes in high schools. Read the interview to learn about our approach to mindfulness, how we started our program, and how we address the sometimes extreme challenges teens face - regardless of their socioeconomic background.


Peace in Schools in Portland Family Magazine

We're excited to share our director Caverly Morgan's article in the November 2014 issue of Portland Family magazine. She addresses the epidemic of violence in schools - and describes how Peace in Schools' mindfulness programs are, "designed to support the emotional and mental health of teens. The purpose is not only to prevent violence, but to give students the tools they need to deal with all manner of social, academic and personal stress. Read the article online, or download a PDF.


Peace in Schools Interviewed on Portland Radio Project

Portland Radio Project, a streaming radio station based in Portland, interviewed Peace in Schools on October 27, 2014. Caverly Morgan and Allyson Copacino spoke with Olya Surit, host of "The Oleander Effect" - a show focused on topics of mindfulness and authentic living. Listen to the 90-minute interview below and learn more about our work bringing mindfulness to high schools and teens.

Peace in Schools Interview on KATU Portland

Peace in Schools' founder Caverly Morgan and Wilson principal Brian Chatard speak about our mindfulness program at Wilson High School.

About Peace In Schools:

Peace in Schools is a Portland, Oregon nonprofit that supports the emotional and mental health of teens through the practice of mindfulness. They work with young people in public schools, shelters and social service agencies. At a time when school violence is widespread and many youth struggle with feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety, Peace in Schools offers a positive alternative. Mindfulness helps teens develop compassion, self-awareness and emotional resilience. For further information, contact Peace in Schools at

For Press Inquiries, Please Contact:

Rebecca Jamieson

Communications Coordinator