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Amy E.

Founder & Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Amy Edelstein, educator, author, and public speaker is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. In 2014, Amy founded the Inner Strength Foundation, a non-profit organization that has supported more than 5500 inner-city teens with mindfulness and systemic thinking. She currently serves as ISF's Executive Director and curriculum designer. Amy has 35-years experience working with contemplative tools, and developmental philosophy, and has taught programs in half a dozen countries around the world. In 2019 Amy was awarded the Philadelphia Social Innovation Silver Award for Anti-Violence work. Amy is a Cornell University College Scholar, cofounder of the digital learning organization Emergence Education which produces transformational books and programs for adults, and author of five books including the award winning bestseller The Conscious Classroom.