Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame

Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame

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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

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."

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."

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."

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.”"

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."

Chris Link

Chris Link

“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

“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

“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.

Kellie McCabe

Kellie McCabe

“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."

Matt Neal

Matt Neal

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

Rebecca Pappas

Rebecca Pappas

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

Tim Leisenring

Tim Leisenring

“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.”