400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Description of Organization
In 1919, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, an international Catholic religious congregation, opened Emmanuel College as the first Catholic college for women in New England. In 2012, the Program for Mindfulness and Contemplative Learning at Emmanuel College was developed as an experiential and research initiative focused on understanding and disseminating mindfulness within the college student population, with overarching goals of: 1) promoting interventions that reduce psychological distress and bolster well-being, particularly in under-served college students and 2) further exploring the relationships between mindfulness and psychological, emotional, and academic functioning among college students.
In 2019, a grant in the amount of $15,000 was awarded to Emmanuel College to help expand the Program for Mindfulness and Contemplative Learning program to develop and implement a series of interrelated, applied mindfulness programs.