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ACE Grads Awarded $10K Grant to Boost Literacy Skills, Address Racism in Their Classrooms

Tim Will on Wednesday, 05 August 2020.

Photo Credit: Cristo Rey New York High SchoolPhoto Credit: Cristo Rey New York High School

ACE Teachers past and present can appreciate the pressures of preparing engaging lesson plans for their students on a day-in, day-out basis. It’s a tall task.

And in an age when a Google search for “teacher resources” can return millions of results within seconds, which tools can actually provide value to teachers and their students can be difficult to parse out.

ACE graduates Mary Grace Mangano and Amanda Pertierra recently shared their successes using resources from Facing History and Ourselves, which have opened up pathways for deep conversations and connections among their high-school students. Earlier this year, the duo secured an In-Depth Program Grant from the organization—valued at more than $10,000—for their students and fellow teachers at Cristo Rey New York High School.

ACE Grad Ordained to the Priesthood

on Thursday, 30 July 2020.

Fr. Greg Celio, SJCongratulations to Greg Celio, SJ, (ACE 11 - Nashville), who was ordained to the priesthood on July 15 at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, CA.

FACE to FACE: Talking about Critical Issues in Catholic Education

on Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

FACE to FACE: Talking about Critical Issues in Catholic Education

After gathering ideas and input from ACE graduates and friends at last month's virtual summit, the ACE Advocates team is coordinating a series of weekly conversations focused on critical issues impacting Catholic schools and educators.

Kelly Foyle Honored with 2020 Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education

Tim Will on Monday, 20 July 2020.

Kelly Foyle - 2020 Pressley Award Winner

“My job is to help your children become saints.”

Several times over the past 12 years, Kelly Foyle has stood in front of Catholic school families and offered these words on Back-to-School Night. 

Kelly has made this declaration as an elementary teacher, a middle school teacher, a campus minister, and a school leader. She has stated it in a classroom at St. John Vianney School in Goodyear, Arizona; the cafeteria at Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood; and in the gymnasium at St. Barnabas School on Chicago’s South Side. No matter where she serves or what her role happens to be, the goal remains the same: help kids become saints. 

ACE Advocates Virtual Summit: Called to Hope

on Monday, 29 June 2020.

Called to Hope

More than 140 ACE graduates and friends came together on June 20 to break out of the upper room to serve Catholic schools as we work together against the global pandemic and systematic racism. Join our ongoing conversation and listen to thoughtful reflections from Fr. Lou DelFra, CSCMatt DeBoerTony HarrisMichele Monk HuttonElias Moo, and Colleen Knight Santoni.