Director, Catholic School Advantage Campaign
Father Joe Corpora, C.S.C., serves as Director of the Catholic School Advantage Campaign and oversees university-school partnerships in the Alliance for Catholic Education. He leads the initiative that is striving to double the percentage of Latinos who send their children to Catholic elementary and secondary schools by 2020.
Corpora spent two decades as a pastor—first at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Arizona, a parish that is 90% Latino, and then at Holy Redeemer Parish in Portland, Oregon. In the former position, he founded the first Catholic school to be opened in the Diocese of Phoenix in thirty years. Corpora also worked at the University of Portland in Oregon for six years.
Corpora is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross.