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Our Mission

ACE Advocates exists to win friends to the mission of Catholic schools, to prepare members spiritually and professionally to be agents of change in Catholic education, and to organize and mobilize members to have a lasting impact on children, families, communities, the nation, and the Church by championing Catholic schools.

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ACE Job Board

  • Many Catholic schools and service organizations contact ACE each year seeking high-quality, committed K-12 teachers, principals, educators, and leaders for their own openings. We welcome such job postings from Catholic schools, non-profit organizations, universities, and other Catholic education and service-related fields.

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ACE Graduate Awards

  • Each year ACE Advocates presents awards to ACE graduates of exemplary distinction. Each award includes a generous honorarium, as well as sponsored travel to campus to receive the award. 

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Professional Discernment Resources for ACE Teaching Fellows

Discernment Guide

Printed annually for graduating ACE teachers, this Discernment Guide includes:

  • A series of prayers and meditations to guide anyone grappling with decisions about where God is calling them, be it professionally or personally
  • A list of ACE programs to consider
  • Paths of ACE teachers currently working across a variety of professional realms
  • Innovative Catholic School networks
  • Job search resources, including sample resumes, teacher recommendation procedures, interview tips, and international teaching opportunities
  • Graduate and Law school advice

Download the Discernment Guide

Discernment Module Videos

Updating Resume + Timeline

LinkedIn + ACE Network

Cover Letters


Retreat Resources for Catholic School Teachers and Leaders

Send Forth Your Spirit

A short end-of-school-year prayer service resource, Send Forth Your Spirit could ideally be used during an hour-long faculty meeting to spiritually nourish your faculty, staff, and administration through a mini-retreat. However, please feel free to use this resource in its entirety or in pieces or as the starting point for what may be a day-long in-service for your Catholic school colleagues.

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The Weary World Rejoices

An Advent prayer service for Catholic school teachers, leaders, and staff.

Download The Weary World Rejoices

Spiritual Discernment Resources


A five-week series of reflections and questions to help navigate the waters of professional discernment.

  • Week 1: A Journey of the Heart
  • Week 2: What Brings You Joy?
  • Week 3: What are You Good at?
  • Week 4: Who Does the World Need Me to Be?
  • Week 5: Our Primary Vocation

Sign up for the Discernment Series

ACE Advocates - Religious Discernment RetreatReligious Life Discernment Retreat 

Each year, Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC, and members of the ACE team host a retreat for ACE graduates who are considering the religious life. Whether in the heart of Montreal or the hills of Jerusalem, participants are invited to listen more closely for the call of God on their lives.

If you are an ACE graduate and are interested in learning more about the religious life, email Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC, at

5 Minutes with... Book Series


ACE Advocates Regional Network

Across the country and abroad, members of our regional network work to expand access to Catholic schools and to nourish the spirituality of local Catholic school supporters. By committing to the values of community, spirituality, and service, they work to address the close-to-home needs of local Catholic schools, students, families, and educators.

Joining an ACE Advocates Region is easy! Contact to get started. You'll connect with like-minded fans of Catholic education and find creative new ways to support your local Catholic schools.

Don't have an Advocates Region near you? Start a new ACE Advocates Region - we can help! Teams of individual ACE Advocates are invited to apply to be an official part of the ACE Advocates Regional Network, and we welcome new regions every year.

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