Convocation presented by Safe Horizon’s Ariel Zwang

March 24, 2017

Carleton’s weekly convocation series resumes Friday, March 31 with a presentation by Ariel Zwang, CEO of Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading provider of services to victims of crime and abuse. Serving more than 250,000 people affected by crime and abuse annually, Safe Horizon provides the tools needed to take victims from crime to confidence.

Convocation is held from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Convocations are also recorded and archived for online viewing at

Safe Horizon ( provides advocacy, case management, legal services, mental health counseling, training, and practical assistance to victims of crime and abuse in all five boroughs of New York City. With 725 beds in its emergency and transitional shelter network for victims of domestic violence and their families, and three 24-hour hotlines for victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault and other crimes, Safe Horizon is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence services in the U.S.

Before taking the helm at Safe Horizon, Zwang was the executive director of New York Cares, which, under her leadership, became the city’s largest volunteer organization, deploying 40,000 volunteers annually. Previous experience includes serving as a vice president of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation in the South Bronx, and as special assistant to the Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education. She served as a White House Fellow from 1999-2000 under President Bill Clinton and as a board member of the Points of Light Foundation. Zwang currently serves on the board of the Human Services Council of New York.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located at First and College Streets in Northfield.