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Calmer Choice awarded $25,000 grant from ascena Foundation’s Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards Program

Posted Oct. 8, 2019

Calmer Choice is honored to be a recipient of the 2019 ascena Foundation’s Roslyn S. Jaffe Award. This program celebrates everyday heroes who make the world a better place for women and/or children through innovative and entrepreneurial social reform.


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Meet Our Staff: Julia Bateman

Julia Bateman joined the Calmer Choice team in September of 2019 as our Administrative Assistant for Development. Her role will be helping with development, volunteers and marketing.

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Calmer Choice Announces 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

In the Fall of 2018, as Calmer Choice entered its ninth year of operation as a prevention program delivering research-supported secular mindfulness curriculum to schools and communities on Cape Cod, the organization embarked on a strategic planning process, led by Executive Director Fiona Jensen, consultant Virginia Sullivan and Development Manager Emily Smalley.

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MIT Research Study Confirms Link Between Calmer Choice and Better Academic Performance and Mental Health

A pivotal study recently released from MIT suggests that Calmer Choice’s mindfulness-based curriculum can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle schoolers, as well as reduce disciplinary actions like suspensions and decrease stress among participants.

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Newsletter: August 2019

In our August newsletter we celebrate recent grants, feature highlights from summer events, introduce Board Member Laura Newstead, and share updates from our programming department.

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Meet a Board Member: Laura Newstead

Laura Newstead joined the Calmer Choice Board of Directors in October 2018. She relocated from Michigan to the Cape in March 2016 to come aboard the Cape Cod Five as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Newsletter: June 2019

In this newsletter, Calmer Choice announces new leadership roles, features a Business Alliance Partner, provides updates from the Programming Department, and more.

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Calmer Choice Announces New Leadership Roles

Calmer Choice is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Jensen – formerly Executive Director – to Chief Executive Officer, and the promotion of Emily Smalley – formerly Development Manager – to Chief Operating Officer.

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Business Alliance Partner: Affordable Mattress of Cape Cod

Meet Gary Gallo: the owner of Affordable Mattress of Cape Cod and Calmer Choice Business Alliance Partner.

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Newsletter: April 2019

Our April newsletter provides program updates, promotes upcoming events, and features a spotlight on Calmer Choice Instructor, Poppy Kennedy.

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Founding Supporter: Cape Cod Cooperative Bank

Hear why Christina Bologna, Marketing Coordinator at the Bank, believes Calmer Choice “is creating a positive environment on Cape Cod” and why the Bank feels the return on their investment is worth supporting our continued efforts to serve the young people of Cape Cod.

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