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Chicago Advocates Sponsor Local Family

Written by Ricky Austin on Tuesday, 04 January 2011.

Each December for the past several years, the Chicago ACE Advocates have come together to sponsor a family in need from St. Ann School, the ACE Magnificat school in Chicago. Through Frankie Beecroft (ACE 11), the Director of Development at St. Ann, the group identifies one family that has had a particularly difficult year. 

A Busy Month for Boston Advocates

Written by ACE Advocates on Tuesday, 04 January 2011.

Greetings from Boston and the Boston Advocates for Catholic Education (BACE)!
 
We have had a very blessed and fruitful November.  On Thursday, November 4, over fifteen BACE volunteers gathered at Trinity Catholic High School to help about 40% of the senior class with their college essays.  Many of the Trinity students are the first in their family to go to college, so the time that the volunteers spent with them, imparting wisdom and guidance about the college application process, was greatly appreciated.

Waiting for Superman?

Written by Chuck Lamphier on Tuesday, 04 January 2011.

That's You and Me!

The movie “Waiting for Superman” has taken the country by storm, igniting conversations in homes and work places about the state of education in the United States.  If you haven’t seen it  - and I hope you do – it chronicles the struggles of families who want a better opportunity for their children.  In some of the film’s most dramatic moments, we see moms, dads, and kids waiting for the luck of the draw as they sit through an excruciating game of “will my name be called?”
 
Advent is a good time to consider the idea of “waiting for Superman.”