Caroline Peterson and Michael Bergren created Springboard Studio in 2006 in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. They converted the little studio, formerly a ceramicists supply shop, into a meditation space and welcomed all in the community to come sit. This was the beginning of the Springboard Sangha.
The sangha quickly grew and in 2011, Springboard incorporated as a lay non-profit Buddhist organization (501c3) with Brian Arnell as the Senior Teacher.