"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 a community outreach and rights education project operated in partnership with more than 60 inner-city, faith-based groups, nonprofit corporations, and civic and neighborhood associations in South Florida.5 Program highlights include community-based advocacy and organizing in support of the West Grove Trolley Garage Campaign, which halted the discriminatory placement of a City of Coral Gables municipal bus depot in the historically segregated neighborhood of Coconut Grove Village West; the East Gables Trolley Access Campaign, which won municipal trolley service for residents of the historically segregated MacFarlane Homestead Subdivision and the Golden Gates District of East Coral Gables; and the Coconut Grove Village West Housing and Community Development Task Force Campaign, a fair-and-affordable housing coalition of more than a dozen civic associations, Black church congregations, and tenant and homeowner organizations seeking not only to halt the mass eviction, displacement, and resegregation of vulnerable tenants and homeowners, but also to negotiate community benefits agreements in defense of, and reform municipal land use and zoning policies that imperil, at-risk tenants and homeowners.
In the News
Center for Ethics & Public Service Honors Attorneys Who Worked to Block Trolley Garage in Low Income Neighborhood
Coral Gables settles dispute over trolley garage – Miami Herald
Coral Gables close to deal on trolley garage – Miami Herald
Coral Gables Commission to address power lines, trolley on Monday – Miami Herald
Coral Gables postpones decision on trolley-dispute settlement – Miami Herald
West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods - WLRN
CEPS Engages in Trolley Garage Fight on Behalf of West Grove Residents
Dartmouth College Students Explore Miami Law Ethics Programs
Miami Law and FIU Partner for the First Time to Develop Education Rights Initiative
Health, Nutrition, Education Fair Saturday in Coconut Grove
Center for Ethics and Public Service Hosts First Annual Community Health and Education Fair in the West Grove
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