NEW YORK, October 28, 2020 -- Chopra Global, a leading whole health company founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra, and The Social Change Fund (SCF), a foundation founded by NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade that supports critical issues impacting the Black community, announced today a partnership to offer timely and important self-care resources to educators across the U.S. as they adjust to the unprecedented position they've been assigned as frontline support for students around the country.
As part of the partnership, Chopra Global and SCF have teamed up with organizations that support teachers and professors in communities serving large minority populations including Teach For America, DonorsChoose and HBCU Heroes. Chopra Global will provide partner organizations with a one-year subscription to its new Meditation and Well-being App as well as additional self-care and well-being resources and programs including the wildly popular 21-Day Meditation Experiences with Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. The Chopra Meditation and Well-Being App features a comprehensive library of simple self-care guidance and meditations for mind, body and spirit to help create and sustain a healthier life, with an emphasis on stress, energy, sleep, mood management, purpose, relationships and growth.
"We are so excited for this partnership with Chopra Global and the Social Change Fund,” says Chris Paul, NBA All-Star and SCF co-founder. “With all that is going on in the world, this is an extremely important tool for our educators to have. The importance of training the mind is a practice that is always going to be a work in progress, and equipping our teachers with this tool to assist them in that journey is imperative.”
“Teachers have the essential role of helping to shape the minds of the next generation and our future leaders, and given the challenging year we’ve had, this partnership is more important than ever,” says Carmelo Anthony, NBA All-Star and SCF co-founder. “We need to ensure we are supporting the heroes of our underserved communities and equipping them with the tools they need to prioritize their own mental and emotional health.”
“Amid our country’s healthcare crisis and social unrest, teachers are working harder than ever to connect and provide creative solutions to maintain our children’s education,” says Tonia O’Connor, CEO of Chopra Global. “There has never been a greater need to support our educators, who are everyday heroes. We are honored to work with Carmelo, Chris, Dwyane, and their team at the Social Change Fund to provide teachers, with self-care and wellness resources that nourish their emotional and mental resilience during this unprecedented school year.”
ABOUT CHOPRA GLOBAL:
Chopra Global is a leading whole health company that is empowering personal transformation for millions of people globally to expand our collective well-being. Anchored by the life's practice and research of Dr. Deepak Chopra, a pioneer in integrative medicine, Chopra Global's signature programs have been proven to improve overall well-being through a focus on physical, mental and spiritual health. Chopra Global has been at the forefront of health and wellness for more than two decades with a portfolio that includes an editorial archive of more than 2000 health articles, expansive self-care practices and meditations, a comprehensive mobile app, masterclasses, teacher certifications, immersive live events and personalized retreats. By providing tools, guidance and community, Chopra aims to advance a culture of well-being and make a healthy, peaceful and joyful life accessible to all. For more information, interact with the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT THE SOCIAL CHANGE FUND:
The Social Change Fund, founded by Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade, was established to invest in and support organizations focused on empowering communities of color and advocating for the human rights of all Black lives through the lens of policy solutions, community representation and narrative change. Since its launch, the Social Change Fund has supported critical and timely issues impacting the Black community including ending police brutality and championing criminal justice reform, economic equity, and voting and civic engagement. All donations are tax-deductible through the Social Change Fund’s 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). EIF is a Charity Navigator Four-Star Charity that meets all 20 Better Business Bureau charity standards and carries the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.