"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 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 and is comprised of the following initiatives:
The program is comprised of the following initiatives:
"West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods" at WLRN
"Lessons From the Past" Miami Herald
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View the Community-Based Research Working Papers.
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.