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Federal Stimulus Package Could Provide Financial Assistance to Catholic Schools and (Arch)dioceses

Theo Helm on Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

The $2 trillion stimulus package signed into law on Friday includes a program that may allow eligible Catholic schools and (arch)dioceses to pay employee salaries and other expenses through forgivable loans of up to $10 million.

These loans could have far-reaching positive impacts for Catholic schools now facing serious financial hardships brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Red Cloud Indian School: Engaging in Audacious Hope

on Friday, 22 November 2019.

"The way in which our story is told is often framed in this very negative way. That it’s poor, that it’s crippled by alcoholism and poverty and drugs...

That this place has no future.

The story that should be paid attention to is not that people are living here in destitution, and it’s not that people who are still living here have given up.

There’s an element that is impossible to ignore which is the powerful spirit of this place."

- Maka Akan Najin Black Elk
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Red Cloud Indian School


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A Look Inside the 2019 AICSN Summer Institute

on Tuesday, 10 September 2019.

By: Collin Gortner

Planes, trains, and automobiles transported more than 40 teachers, school leaders, and stakeholders to the University of Notre Dame for the 2019 Amerian Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN) Summer Institute. Educators from all seven AICSN schools, as well as the Better Way Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, traveled to campus from Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, and South Dakota.

Play Like a Champion

on Monday, 08 July 2019.

By: Mikaela Ramsey

Two AICSN physical education teachers attended the Play Like a Champion Conference at Notre Dame. Read about more about their experiences by clicking "continue reading"

AICSN Hosts Nigerian Sisters from St. Paul's Mission Grade School in Hays, Montana

on Monday, 01 July 2019.

By: Collin Gortner

Less than a year ago, five Catholic sisters from Nigeria arrived to teach at St. Paul’s Mission Grade School in Hays, Montana. The sisters—Sister Lilian Onovo, Sister Helen Onah, Sister Veronica Okachi, Sister Monica Iroakazi, and Sister Mary Charles (pictured left to right)—were born, raised, and educated in Nigeria, and the 2018-19 school year was their first time visiting and living in the United States.