Boston Advocates for Catholic Education (BACE)
Boston Advocates for Catholic Education
Boston Advocates for Catholic Education ("BACE") is a diverse group of educators, young professionals and friends of Catholic education who believe in the incredible gift of an education rooted in the Gospel and service to others. We strive to promote Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Boston by re-engaging Boston's strong Catholic community, supporting public policy initiatives beneficial to Catholic schools and assisting Catholic schools through direct service, financial resources and prayer. BACE is a chapter of the University of Notre Dame's ACE Advocates for Catholic Schools.
Upcoming Events - December 2013
Our December Mass and dinner will be on Saturday, December 14th. Mass will be at 4:00 PM at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry chapel. The address is: 9 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135. There is free parking and no charge for the event. Whether this is your first time at a BACE event or your fiftieth, we can't wait to see you! This group is open to all advocates for Catholic schools, so feel free to invite others! These events are family friendly, so the more the merrier! Please click here to RSVP by Wednesday, December 11th.
Thank you to all who participated in the ACE Bus visit events! We loved seeing you at the school visits, cocktail hour, and Mass and game watch. Directly below are two pictures from the weekend, but please check out our BACE Facebook page for the whole collection of pictures (see link at bottom of this page). Thanks to Andrew Miller for helping to organize a great weekend!
Thanks to Pat Mooney for organizing a wonderful College Essay Night event at Cristo Rey School Boston (October 2013) during which BACE members worked with high school students on their college essays.
Here's a picture of us in action:
And thanks to Anne Heller for organizing a great UCCE Mass & dinner (October 2013)! We were grateful to have so many advocates at this event, including participants and alumni from Boston College's Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC), Providence College's Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT) and Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). We are particularly grateful to UCTC for hosting the event, to Fr. Kelley of Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale for celebrating Mass, and to Dr. Patty Weitzel-O'Neill, executive director of the Boston College Roche Center for Catholic Education for leading us in a discussion on the future of Catholic schools.
Here are a few pictures from the event:
Save the Date for Other Future BACE Events:
Saturday, January 11 - Mass and dinner
Saturday, June 7 - Trivia Night Fundraiser
Thaly Germain of the Boston College Lynch Leadership Academy joined us for our September Mass & dinner to provide information about the program. Below, please see a link to the website, application timeline information, and a brief description of the program.
The Lynch Leadership Academy—a joint program of the Carroll School of Management and of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College—is an executive leadership program for sitting and aspiring principals. The Academy provides its Fellows the opportunity to learn and observe new skills and effective strategies, to practice and implement them and to receive feedback from expert practitioners, thereby significantly improving their professional capacity for a direct and measurable impact on student achievement.
Fellowship Application Timeline:
|Press Release on Essay Night
Please click here to read a press release on College Essay Night 2012 at Cristo Rey School Boston.
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Co-Chairs of the Boston Region are Elizabeth Stowe Fennell and Megan Adzima.