Educational Institutions

Vincentian Center for Spirituality and Work

  • Denver, CO
  • www.cfsaw.org

Mission Statement

The Center for Spirituality at Work is a community-based nonprofit with the mission to act as a bridge uniting diverse people for spiritual transformation and social justice. Now in its tenth year of operation, the Center continues to build bridges of understanding and cooperation in the community.

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ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Dr Vie Thorgren

Keywords

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Vincentian, education, formation, service, spiritual direction, incarceration, recidivism

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EIN

84-1356078

Also Known As

CFSAW

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Services to Prisoners/Families (I43)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

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Program 1

Many people from various walks of life benefit from the Center?s three program areas: The Spirituality in the Marketplace educational programs have provided seminars, workshops, retreats and consultation to hundreds of organizations and individuals aimed at developing a practical spirituality that embraces work, family and community. Through these marketplace programs, participants find meaning, balance and connection that is life enhancing. They also have the opportunity to participate in partnerships that develop solutions to social issues. The Formation Program for Spiritual Directors has prepared over 450 individuals to provide spiritual mentoring for people from all walks of life. Program participants benefit during their formational process from the Center?s expertise in spirituality and work as well as the depth of its relational commitment to those who are poor. Interns and program graduates annually volunteer thousands of hours as spiritual companions to at risk youth, homeless individuals, terminally ill patients and those who are emotionally or physically disabled. The Making Choices programs have brought together over 300 incarcerated women with trained volunteer teachers and mentors. The focus is on the development of life planning and decision making skills. These skills and the support provided by solid mentoring, facilitate successful re-entry to the community. The Making Choices programs also provide the opportunity for ex-offenders to lift their voices and make a difference for others by sharing their story with community organizations. The Center is called to serve as a ?bridge,? believing in the healing and transformative power of relationships. Bridges are ?walked on? frequently and never exist for their own sake. Their purpose is to enable the journey of others. True to this spirit, we hope to be well used and well worn. In the same way that bridges are meeting places, we are a meeting place for those who are economically poor and those who are not poor, to encounter each other and to work together toward common goals. As bridges provide passage, we serve as a means for personal and societal transformation. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you today and we thank you for the difference you make through your work and your service in the community!

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Vincentian Center for Spirituality and Work

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Principal Officer

Dr Vie Thorgren

BIO

Dr. Vie Thorgren is the founder and director of the Center for Spirituality at Work in Denver, Colorado. She comes to this responsibility with thirty years professional experience as an educator, trainer, workshop presenter and retreat director on the local, national and international level including cross-cultural mission experiences in South Korea and Kenya. Prior to establishing the Center, Vie served on the faculty at St. Thomas Theological Seminary, where she created a spiritual formation program. When it comes to unaddressed social issues, Vie is a creative responder who takes delight in "coloring outside the lines." Her degrees in education, counseling psychology and spiritual theology have developed her integrated thinking. Her special expertise in the research, design and implementation of programs to meet a variety of needs has taught her the irreplaceable value of relationships and personal contact for effective change. Her international experiences and her involvement with interfaith dialogue have enabled her to find linkages where others see barriers. Her appreciation for the spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac has deepened her companionship with those who are abandoned. Her outreach work in the contemporary marketplace has fostered a practical spirituality that is thorough and down to earth.

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