"Our intent is to create an archive for all interested churches so that they have a resource to teach the next generation and preserve their history." - Professor Anthony Alfieri, Director, Center for Ethics & Public Service
The Historic Black Church Program is part of the Center for Ethics and Public Service's ongoing nine-year effort to help Miami's distressed Coconut Grove Village West community. The program provides multidisciplinary resources in education, law, and social services to underserved residents by establishing congregation-based church partnerships through the West Grove's sixteen-church Ministerial Alliance. The Program offers University of Miami students and faculty opportunities for civic engagement, service-learning, and community-based research.
The program is comprised of the following initiatives:
INNOVATIVE SERVICE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AWARD HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH PROGRAM
University of Miami School of Law
E. SMYTHE GAMBRELL PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
American Bar Association
View the Community-Based Research Working Papers.
Join us May 18th from 6-8PM for the CEPS Oral History Film at Elizabeth Virrick Park in Coconut Grove.
Read about the bios, school and documentary film project "G.W. Carver: A Community School" which focused on a local school in Coconut Grove from its inception more than a century ago to its integration in the wake of the Civil Rights Act.
Professor Anthony Alfieri and Jan Jacobowitz talk about the Historic Black Church Project.
2010 Documentary Film: This first documentary, part of the Historic Black Church Oral History Program, reveals stories told by respected elders of the West Grove.
Film Screening: "G.W. Carver: A Community School" Read More
On November 12, 2011, the Historic Black Church Program and health and education providers throughout the City hosted a Health and Education Fair in the West Grove. Read more.