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Sister Norma Pimentel to Present at 2nd Annual Adelante Conference

on Thursday, 21 March 2019.

By: Melissa Pavloff

Adelante 2019 Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ

The Alliance for Catholic Education’s Catholic School Advantage and the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies will co-host the second annual Adelante conference from June 30 - July 2, 2019.

Featuring a wide variety of topics and presenters, the conference seeks to provide a platform for strategic discussion of various ways in which Catholic schools can expand efforts to embrace, educate and empower Latino families.

Press Play: Dr. Katy Lichon

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.

Press Play Alliance for Catholic Education

Welcome to Press Play, ACE’s new segment highlighting the latest and greatest publications coming out of the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

Spoiler Alert: We look forward to sharing a bit about the book and its author – just enough to pique your interest – then we’ll race you to the bookstore.

See you on the last page!

Increasing School Enrollments through the LEI

on Tuesday, 11 December 2018.

By: Melissa Pavloff

Increasing School Enrollment - Latino Enrollment Institute

The Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI), part of the Alliance for Catholic Education’s Catholic School Advantage, is a collaborative initiative in which Catholic schools seek to engage and serve Latino communities.

Pastor's Corner: A Season of Renewed Grace and Hope for All

Written by Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C. on Monday, 10 December 2018.

Dear CSA Friends,

Fr Joe CorporaAt the end of September, I had the great privilege of attending the V Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas. This was a gathering of almost 5,000 people from all around the country to talk about many topics related to Hispanic ministry, the Latino presence in the U.S. Catholic Church, what this means, and how God is moving and acting in the Church today.

There were several keynote addresses and many breakout sessions. One of the breakout sessions was “Latinos and Catholic Schools.” Sister John Mary Fleming, OP, (previously Director of the Office of Catholic Education for the USCCB) and I helped to organize this breakout session.  Our wonderful panelists were Jo Jones, Principal of Corpus Christi School (Diocese of Grand Rapids), Christine Tax, Principal of St. Agnes School (Diocese of Phoenix), Toni Vaeth, Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools (Archdiocese of Denver), and Melodie Wyttenbach, Faculty for the Remick Leadership Program (Alliance for Catholic Education). They did a wonderful job presenting and the participants were all very engaged.

The Pastor and the Principal: Partners in Catholic Education

Written by Steve McClure on Wednesday, 26 September 2018.

For St. Mary's Academy in The Dalles, Oregon, the LEI and the SPI proved to be a winning combination.

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There is arguably no relationship more integral to the vibrancy of a Catholic school than that between the pastor and the principal. While it has become somewhat of a mantra in the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) that the “principal is the single most important lever for change in a school,” the pastor often plays an equally important role, especially in the endeavor to recruit and better serve Latino families.

Located in The Dalles, Oregon, a rural farming community along the shores of the Columbia River, St. Mary’s Academy serves as a compelling example of the growth and vitality that can result from the shared vision of a committed school leader and an engaged pastor in responding to a changing community.

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