Spring 2023 Newsletter

The Albert Baker Fund Spring 2023 Newsletter

Education transforms lives. It enables individuals to realize unlimited possibilities in their expression of God’s great goodness. It’s what drives The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) to help every Christian Scientist have the opportunity to gain a quality education.

Japhet Tekila

ABF In Africa 2023, Part4 (FINAL)!

March 15, 2023 Hi, All! The ABF six-country tour of Africa has come to an end.  As I stated in an earlier email, understanding and explaining ABF’s programs in Africa is complicated.  Naturally beautiful – and also complex.  Also, please feel free to share this email with others. Without a doubt, ABF is supporting tremendous […]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Yaoundé, Cameroon

ABF In Africa 2023, Part3!

February 22, 2023 Bonjour! (We are now in Francophone Africa, Cameroon. Having finished our visits to Uganda, Kenya, and Ghana.) Welcome back to my attempt to share highlights from our ABF trip through Africa! As I mentioned before, these are just shadows of the true experience. Also, let me be clear that these are my […]

The Christian Science Organization at Ndejje University, Kampala, Uganda

ABF In Africa 2023, Part2!

February 13, 2023 Hello! Habari! Chi! Each evening, I think that this evening will be the evening when I will have time to write an update – and each evening seems to end 2-3 hours later than expected and the plans for tomorrow require my priority. So, I am taking advantage of the three-hour drive […]

Meeting at University of Ghana in Accra

ABF In Africa 2023, Part1!

February 3, 2023 It’s happening! The CEO of The Albert Baker Fund is returning to Africa this February! In fact, we are enroute as I type this email. Lamech Katamba, ABF African Regional Program Manager, and Dominique Beling, ABF African Applications Processing Agent, have organized a six-country visit for Robin Jones and me (Joe Ritter, […]

Three New Initiatives To Support Student Success

Announcing Three New Initiatives to Support Student Success (Video)

At a special Zoom presentation held on January 24th, ABF announced three new initiatives to help college students achieve success. These initiatives are one-on-one mentoring with an experienced mentor in their field of study, peer-to-peer student learning communities, and professional Career-Based ABF LinkedIn Groups. Watch the presentation replay below.  

Aly Mikesell

Embracing a new generation of healers by helping fund their college education

Dear Friends of The Albert Baker Fund, Have you thought about today’s young Christian Scientists as the new generation of healers? I realized this when reading their scholarship applications this summer. Each student shared how they use Christian Science in their daily life and how healings have brought them peace, guidance, and solutions to their […]

Net Effect #51 – dan Labar, Innovative Educator And Community Builder

Net Effect #51 – Dan LaBar, Innovative Educator and Community-Builder

Watch the interview here:   Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “When I’ve been blessed with so much, it’s my responsibility to give back.” About Our Guest in this episode: Dan LaBar is an experienced educator who has spent his entire career creating and leading innovative schools that meet the varied learning needs of students at […]

Julia Stevermer Photo

ABF Trustees Award the Daniel Herbert Leadership Scholarship to Julia Stevermer

The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the Daniel Herbert Leadership Scholarship to recognize his 18-years of inspired service to our Board and the ABF community. “This special scholarship in Dan’s name is a fitting tribute to his deep commitment to our students and ABF’s mission to serve Christian Scientists,” […]

Net Effect - Career Conversations and Connections

What will schools of the future look like? Net Effect returns Friday, September 23 with educator Dan LaBar

Registration Details Several times a year The Albert Baker Fund is bringing you conversations with valued members of our community. In each session, guests share impactful events from their own education and careers, and how they are in turn making a positive impact in the world. Through Net Effect conversations our guests offer insights that you […]