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Creating Transformative Schools


Basile Moreau

In response to the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, a disaster that killed and injured hundreds of thousands, displaced millions, and shattered the infrastructure of the nation’s capital, ACE sought to help the Holy Cross community recover and rebuild. The Congregation determined that Basile Moreau School, the flagship Holy Cross School in Port-au-Prince and long an academic powerhouse in the country, needed to be rebuilt.

Rural Holy Cross Schools

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ACE Haiti has begun to work with local partners to respond to the needs of rural, impoverished Holy Cross schools, seeking to improve the quality of education and make a sustainable, transformative difference in the lives of Haiti’s under-served children.

College Notre Dame

ACE Haiti secured support from the Digicel Foundation to construct a new Holy Cross primary school in a growing, under-resourced neighborhood of Port-au-Prince called Tabarre. College Notre Dame will become a large, pre-k to 12th grade campus with an innovative focus on English and technology

Basile Moreau School: A Center of Innovation

In 2013-2014, ACE Haiti and generous benefactors helped Basile Moreau implement:

    • A beautified campus, new sports facilities, and soccer field
    • Need-based, five-year scholarships for 100 Linehan scholars
    • Need-based scholarships for McCormack Scholars, students in rural Holy Cross schools
    • Glynn Family computer lab and digital learning pilot
    • Enhanced English language programs 
    • The development of a school-based health clinic 
    • A Summer Fellowship program for an ACE graduate and an ACE Ireland graduate
    • Health screenings for nearly 1,000 Basile Moreau students