RADNOR, Pa. (June 7, 2012) – On May 23, the Montgomery County Department of Mental Health presented Cabrini College’s Wolfington Center with the 2012 Recovery and Resiliency Award.
The College was honored for its partnership with Norristown’s Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC).
The Wolfington Center provides students with faith- and values-based service and outreach opportunities locally and globally. Genny O’Donnell, executive director of CHOC, nominated the College for the award based on an interfaith dialogue and arts project undertaken by Cabrini students and CHOC residents titled, “An Abundance of Basics.” The project culminated in an exhibition at Cabrini College in December 2011, featuring the residents and students, and a book.
O’Donnell also pointed to a dialogue on faith and shared values between Cabrini students and CHOC residents. Dr. Nicholas Rademacher, assistant professor of religious studies at Cabrini, worked with O’Donnell to integrate interfaith dialogue with the arts as part of the College’s contribution to a White House initiative, the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 1,900 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.