Congratulations to the 2017 Innovative Program Award Recipients 
ACPE News | December 2017

At their November meeting, the ACPE Foundation board of directors approved $29,000 in grant awards to support four innovative CPE projects. The Innovative Program Award Committee received 10 proposals requesting a total of $86,597. This year’s committee consisted of Ruth Alpers, José Cedillo, Kathleen Gallivan, Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Allison Kestenbaum, Don Ledbetter, and Patrick McCoy, chair.

The awarded projects are:
  1. Brandeis University: "Mapping Chaplain Diversity: An Initial Investigation”—to research ACPE student/educator demographics and professional chaplaincy organizations.
  2. John Hopkins University:  “Community Partnership: Baltimore Police Chaplaincy Training & CPE Program”—to facilitate a pilot CPE program in partnership with the Baltimore Community Engagement Division’s police chaplaincy program in order to develop curriculum and data.
  3. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services: “Pine Rest Latino CPE Program”—to provide CPE for local Spanish speaking pastors enrolled in the Calvin Seminary Hispanic Ministry Certificate Program.
  4. San Francisco Night Ministry: “Broaden the Night Ministry”—to support the newly accredited night ministry CPE program by providing scholarships to Spanish speaking students ministering in Spanish speaking communities.
The Innovative Program Award Committee expresses appreciation to everyone who applied, and congratulates all of the grant award recipients. Details regarding the 2018 Innovative Program Awards will be published in the next few months. 

For more information about Innovative Program Awards, contact Jasmine Terry Okafor.
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