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At the Alliance for Catholic Education, we recruit and form the next generation of teachers and leaders, establish networks to extend the Catholic school advantage to thousands of new families, and offer an array of programs developed to strengthen Catholic schools and give disadvantaged children the opportunities they need and deserve.

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Frassati Fellows

Brennan Lee

Brennan Lee

Finance and Marketing | 2020 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL

"I think it’s really cool that we can use business elements to advance Catholic education. I’ve been educated in a Catholic school my entire life from nursery school onwards, so I definitely have an appreciation for Catholic values in the classroom, but then also you couple that with your business background and it's really a unique opportunity."

Danny Felton

Danny Felton

IT Management and Hesburgh Program in Public Service | 2020 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL

"I learned a lot about what I would look for in a boss in internships to come. The people that I worked for were very supportive and approachable. I learned a lot about the work environment that works for me."

Helen Hong

Helen Hong

International Economics with Spanish and Education, Schooling, and Society | 2020 |

Empower Illinois in Chicago, IL

"Through this experience, I gained a better understanding of the complexity within the nonprofit sector, the connection between politics and nonprofit work, the culture of start-ups, and my interests and “non-interests.”"

Michaela Evanich

Michaela Evanich

IT Management, Collaborative Innovation, and Theology | 2020 |

Empower Illinois in Chicago, IL

"I loved this experience so much that I decided to continue working in education when I went abroad to Italy, where I am serving as an English tutor in a school."

Arianna Fischer

Arianna Fischer

Marketing and English | 2020 |

Speciality Family Foundation in Santa Monica, CA

"I love that the organizations that Frassati Fellows partner with are very holistic and they don't just do things because they were the right move from a business perspective. This is something that I'll continue to look for as I move forward in my career."

Tim Leisenring

Tim Leisenring

Business Analytics and Poverty Studies | 2020 |

Empower Illinois in Chicago, IL

“I know I want to do something in the business world, but I don’t want to work in a large, profit-maximizing company. The non-profit feel and education industry brought me to this internship.”

Rebecca Pappas

Rebecca Pappas

Finance and History | 2021 |

Speciality Family Foundation in Santa Monica, CA

“The personal connection made me feel welcome - this isn’t a random internship, it’s personal.”

Matt Neal

Matt Neal

Business Analytics | 2021 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL

“I learned how to ask the right questions in meetings with executives and I developed a better understanding of how a large business functions.”

Kellie McCabe

Kellie McCabe

Business Analytics and Spanish | 2021 |

Empower Illinois in Chicago, IL

“I learned a lot about what it means to be part of company culture, and the kinds of things I’d like to have in a future employer."

Chris Link

Chris Link

Finance and Sociology | 2021 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL

“We had access to Mass every day, and I always had the opportunity to pray. The people I worked with really reflected what I think of when I think of a Catholic - they were extremely welcoming and open to our input, and they were flexible with the things that I needed to do.”

John Bingham

John Bingham

Computer Science and Engineering Corporate Practice | 2021 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL

“I knew this would be an opportunity to learn a lot - The people I worked with were very open to helping me develop my skills, which is more than I thought I would get other places as a sophomore.”

Kateri Budo

Kateri Budo

Math, Economics, and Theology | 2020 |

Speciality Family Foundation in Santa Monica, CA

“I had a lot of autonomy. I could tell they had faith in me, and they were responsive to my needs and my growth. They let me have ownership over the work I did.

Olivia Balcer

Olivia Balcer

Business Analytics, Neuroscience, and Hesburgh Program in Public Service | 2022 |

Aim Higher Foundation in Saint Paul, MN

Chris Chimento

Chris Chimento

Business Analytics and Sociology | 2021 |

Empower Illinois in Chicago, IL

Emma Ladwig

Emma Ladwig

Marketing and Catholic Social Tradition | 2021 |

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in Washington, DC

Eileen Mostyn

Eileen Mostyn

Economics and Political Science | 2021 |

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in Washington, DC

David Newton

David Newton

Finance and Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) | 2022 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL

Rachel Rell

Rachel Rell

Marketing and Theology | 2022 |

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in Washington, DC

Connor Ruff

Connor Ruff

Computer Science | 2022 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL

Anna Staud

Anna Staud

Economics, English, Theology, and Latino Studies | 2022 |

Empower Illinois in Chicago, IL

Lauren Stephenson

Lauren Stephenson

Business Technology and Collaborative Innovation | 2021 |

Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, IL