Orange County

The Problem

Orange County, like many other parts of the world, has been experiencing various challenges in rebuilding its community post-pandemic. Community leaders are still figuring out how to effectively provide services to their residents. They are also concerned for their own mental health and well-being after being on the frontlines for over a year.

Our Work

During April – June 2021, the Orange County Community Foundation sponsored our Ambassadors of Peace certification training program for OC community leaders. Participants were trained in managing their mental health and designing solutions to improve the wellbeing of their communities and organizations.

Our Program Impact

When participants were asked to rate the following statements regarding the Cities4Peace Program, 100% agreed that these breath and meditation tools will help enhance their ability to control or regulate their emotions when faced with challenging situations, and would recommend this training to their peers.
90% of participants agreed that this training has made them more effective in their personal and professional lives, and that this has increased their energy, focus, and ability to develop strong social connections and relationships.
  • Has been a good investment of my time. 90% 90%
  • Helped me be more effective in my personal life. 90% 90%
  • I would recommend this training to my peers 100% 100%
  • The tools I learned will help me stay focused 100% 100%
  • The tools I learned will help me increase my energy levels 90% 90%

Participant Feedback

“I think that this training has provided tools that can address many of the trauma our clients endure as well as our own. This training addresses burnout and self-care which for the helping professional it is so needed. This training is excellent and can be applied to everyone. Thank you for bringing this to Orange County.”

“I never felt that I could be a person who would meditate, as I have so many time commitments. But experiencing the SKY breath meditation practice as a routine has brought a better balance to my life and reduced my stress”

Our Partners



Cities4Peace is an Initiative of the International Association for Human Values