Author: Catholic Charities Published:
The Wichita Gospel Music Hall of Fame has honored Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent, Albertine Jennings, with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jennings will be recognized at an event, July 14 at 7 p.m., at Bibleway Community of Faith, 2105 N. Jackson. It is free and open to the public.
Jennings has served as a Foster Grandparent for eight years. In that time, she has assisted youth at the YMCA Child Care Center, Southeast High School and Head Start.
She currently works at the Seeds of Life Summer Camp affiliated with Saint Mark United Methodist Church. Formerly, she taught pre-school at Central Christian Academy for 15 years.
Since 1965, Jennings has served as minister of music for Grand Chapel AME Church of Wichita and has played piano and organ for 53 years. She sang for Voice of the Dream Community Choir and is a member of Gospel Workshop of America.
Jennings is the mother of five grown children, 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
“I am just a humble woman. I have enjoyed every minute of being part of the music community and the Foster Grandparent Program, “ she said.
By bringing together senior citizens and children who have special or exceptional needs, the Foster Grandparent Program at Catholic Charities allows retired individuals to engage in meaningful work benefiting all involved.
The Wichita Gospel Music Hall of Fame is presented by music recording artists, Cameo and 1 Way.