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Message on ACE Haiti

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Our Lady’s University! Thanks to the generous support of our many benefactors, partners and friends, ACE has helped to make significant strides to rebuild and enhance the vitality of Haitian Catholic schools since the devastating earthquake of 2010. Over these past five years, we have surveyed and mapped 2,315 Catholic schools, trained 1,000 teachers, created new school boards and parent associations in 200 Catholic schools, and launched a literacy initiative in fifty-two Catholic schools that has already benefitted 7,000 first- and second-grade students. We also have rebuilt and transformed Basile Moreau School, which was completely destroyed in the earthquake, doubling its size and fostering its growth as a lab for innovation in Haitian education.

With a new Holy Cross school, a nation-wide literacy initiative, and a new teacher training institute, along with a number of other initiatives geared toward transforming Haitian Catholic education, children throughout Haiti are benefitting from a targeted educational experience. None of these accomplishments could have been made without your incredible support. Your commitment to serving God’s most vulnerable children is a true blessing, and we hope that our efforts so far are simply the beginning of an ever-deepening partnership with the people of Haiti.

Devotedly Yours in Notre Dame,


Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.
Hackett Family Director,
Institute for Educational Initiatives,
University of Notre Dame