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Important Information About our New Application

We are happy to announce that we are launching a new and improved application experience for all ABF recipients on April 15, 2020. It is mobile-friendly, intelligent, easy, and fast! In the meantime, as we prepare to launch, please be aware of the following changes that may affect you. ABF will need to temporarily pause […]

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Dr. Joseph Ritter Has Been Selected as ABF’s New CEO

The Trustees of The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) are happy to announce that Dr. Joseph M. Ritter has been selected to lead ABF as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the retirement of Alan Bashor who has served as CEO for the past ten years. Dr. Ritter is an accomplished college educator and administrator […]

Watchfire Music University

Looking to Further Your Career or Talent in Music?

What We Fund We’re delighted to announce a new program for comprehensive music training with Watchfire Music University. Under the tutelage of master teacher Peter Link, a two-time Tony Award nominee and Gold Record composer, students enrolled in Watchfire Music University’s  (WMU) online courses can now apply to have tuition supplemented through a grant from […]

Inspire Your Career Journey

Register Now for 5-part Webinar Series on Biblical Leadership

According to Inc. Magazine, only 10% of us are natural leaders. The rest have to work at it! The Bible can provide inspiration and help! REGISTER ONLINE NOW Career Alliance 5-part Master Webinar Series With Madelon Maupin, (MTS) Tuesdays, 5 pm Pacific; 8 pm Eastern Register now for free access to upcoming sessions and recordings […]

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Summer 2020 Internships at The Mother Church–Apply by February 18!

“Being in Boston and connecting with other Christian Scientists my age has been an amazing experience.” “This internship is not just ‘going to work,’ it’s an all- around experience. There’s growth beyond just what we did here. We all grew in many ways outside of our summer work experience.”              […]

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College Students, Monitor Staffers Want to Meet You in Boston

CSM Bootcamp Weekend for College Students, April 3-6, 2020 College students — are you interested in politics, culture, or world affairs? Curious about how the media covers these issues? If yes, Monitor staffers want to meet you! You’re invited to apply for an all-expense paid weekend at The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) in Boston, April […]

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Search begins for new CEO of The Albert Baker Fund

The Albert Baker Fund is currently searching for a new CEO to lead the organization, as the current CEO, Alan Bashor, will retire in Spring, 2020. This is an opportunity to significantly impact the worldwide Christian Science movement through the allocation of resources to support the education and career objectives of Christian Scientists. The CEO […]

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News of Alan Bashor’s Retirement in 2020

Dan Herbert, chair of the ABF’s Board of Trustees recently announced the planned retirement of CEO Alan Bashor in the Spring of 2020. Alan has faithfully served ABF as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since December of 2008. “We are grateful to Alan for the exceptional progress ABF has made during his 10 years of […]

Vanessa Ramirez Jasso

Dear Friends, we have a special story to share with you about one of our scholarship recipients…

…and her amazing journey of personal and professional growth–with Christian Science and a clear sense of purpose pointing the way forward. MAKE AN ONLINE GIFT TODAY! Triumphing over challenges Vanessa’s journey began when she moved to California from Mexico and her world seemed completely disrupted. Unfamiliar with a new culture, a new school, and a […]

2019 Summer Interns at the Mother Church

In Their Own Words: Reports from the Summer 2019 Interns at The Mother Church

Follow along with us as we share the story of this summer’s interns working at The Mother Church! By the numbers — 25 interns from 13 different states, 9 different countries, and 10 different colleges, worked for 11 weeks in 18 departments at The Mother Church! By the impact — “This summer was phenomenal across […]