Harrington College of Design Receives Community Award from Project Osmosis

August 20, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
(Chicago, August 20, 2006) – Harrington College of Design was honored by Project Osmosis at a fundraiser held July 14 2006 at the Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center at 1060 East 47 Street in Chicago, Illinois.

The Project Osmosis Education and Mentoring Initiative (Osmosis) is a non-profit organization that provides art and design mentoring programs for Chicago’s inner city youth. Osmosis exposes young people of color to the career opportunities in design and encourages them to follow positive career paths in art and design.
“Our programs would not exist without the support of institutions like Harrington College of Design,” said Gwen Williams, education director for Project Osmosis and a Harrington graduate.

“At Harrington, we value community, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and diversity,” stated Sue Kirkman, Harrington vice president of academics/dean of education, who accepted the award on behalf of the college. “It is an honor to be acknowledged among the Project’s community of supporters.”

Osmosis also honored Afiya Adams, AHA Designs; The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation; Bill Rattner, Lawyers for the Creative Arts; Arystine Danner, Chicago Public Libraries; Dave Walker, RTKL Associates, Inc; and Osmosis founder, Erik Bailey.

About Harrington College of Design
Located at 200 W. Madison St., Harrington College of Design is a four-year college that offers flexible scheduling for a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design, an associate of applied science degree in interior design or digital photography and a new bachelor of fine arts in communication design. Founded in 1931, the college celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Harrington seeks to foster an environment that maximizes students’ intellectual and artistic potential. The majority of its faculty are practicing interior designers, architects, photographers and fine art professionals. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Harrington is also recognized as a private college by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The bachelor of fine arts in interior design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly called Foundation for Interior Designer Education Research (FIDER).
For more information, call 312.939.4975 or visit www.harringtoncollege.com.

About Project Osmosis
The Project Osmosis Education and Mentoring Initiative is a non-profit, 501(C)(3) art and design mentoring program targeting grade school and high school inner city students. By going to schools and hosting seminars and workshops, Osmosis increases design awareness while also increasing students’ self esteem. Through private funding and support, programs are free for students. For more information, call 773.779.1352 or visit www.projectosmosis.org.