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ACE Visits Milwaukee, WI

ACE in the City

ACE Consulting recently partnered with the Diocese of Milwaukee in January. “Catholic Schools for Milwaukee: Light for the Future” consists of an in-depth assessment of 26 Milwaukee urban Catholic elementary schools. The purpose of the initiative is to provide an objective, external and diagnostic analysis of each school in specific domains, and subsequently provide appropriate recommendations to reinforce the overall effectiveness of each school.

Milwaukee is also home to the first publicly funded parental choice program. The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program allows students from low-income families who reside in the City of Milwaukee to attend any participating private school located in the city at no charge if certain eligibility criteria are met. ACE is a tremendous advocate for parental choice as it allows the gift of Catholic education to reach so many children who could not afford it otherwise.


Where We’ll Be

Monday, November 18

1:30 p.m.  -  Visit to St. Anthony School

1727 S 9th Street - Milwaukee, WI 53204


Award Recipients

About the Awards

The University of Notre Dame Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools

Former chairman of Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp. and chairman of Agricol Empreedimentos Mineiro, Ltd. (Brazil) John Stollenwerk and his wife JoEllen have volunteered for a number of organizations focused on education, both Catholic and secular, including Partners Advancing Values in Education and the Soles for Catholic Education Walk. John also serves as chair of the Catholic Schools Commission, an advisory group dedicated to revitalizing Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Stollenwerk Family Foundation also provides significant financial support for Catholic education. John has also been a member of the Board of Trustees at Marquette University for over 20 years and served as vice chair from 2006-2011.

The University of Notre Dame Champion for Education Award

Distinguished Professor of Education and Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning (ITL) at Marquette University, Howard L. Fuller, Ph.D., has been a champion of education legislation within the state of Wisconsin for over 20 years. After serving as Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools from 1991-1995, Fuller became a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, a position he held for two years.


In his current position at ITL, Fuller and his team strive to support and develop exemplary education options that transform learning for children while empowering families, particularly those of low-income, to choose the best school options for them.

Fuller serves as Chair of the Board for Black Alliance for Education Opportunities, Alliance for Choices in Education in Milwaukee, CEO Leadership Academy, and Quest-Milwaukee and chairs the Charter School Review Committee for the City of Milwaukee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for School Choice Wisconsin and Advocates for School Choice.


ACE Point of Contact in the City:
Ricky Austin -