Where We Serve: Baton Rouge
Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River and at the junction of Interstates 10 and 12, Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana. The population of the city proper is about 227,000, a number that reflects a recent post-Katrina surge in population. It boasts both variety and quality in food and music, and generally contains an eclectic mix of the cultures and ways of life found throughout the State of Louisiana. In particular, the city has a passionate love affair with its food; in fact, local teachers have been known to explain, "Our state monuments are found on every plate."
Teachers Serving This Community
Originally from Harwood Heights, IL
Samuel Schneider | ACE 19
What's been the best moment of your ACE experience so far?The best moment in ACE so far has been the arrival of the 18s. The solidarity of our community and the full mission of ACE became fully apparent when at last we were all gathered in prayer.
BackgroundB.A. Economics with a minor in Political Science, University of Nebraska at KearneyOriginally from Grand Island, NE
Stacey Brandt | ACE 18
How has ACE shaped your spiritual life?When you join ACE, you offer your entire life for two years to your students. It is a very busy time full of constant hard work. Being able to see that work as a prayer--a service not just to my students, but to God in them--gave me the motivation to keep trying even in the most frustrating times. This taught me to see God in all of the activities of my day, not just in the few moments of silent personal prayer I may be able to catch amid the constant whirlwind of activity.
BackgroundB.A. English and Theology, University of Notre DameOriginally from South Bend, IN
Dominic Fanelli | ACE 18
What is your favorite Community story?Living in the Gulf has allowed for great travel opportunities. I have a great appreciation for the greater ACE community, and visiting these good friends in different Gulf cities has been one of my favorite parts of the program.
BackgroundB.A. Economics and German, University of Notre DameOriginally from Indianapolis, IN