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2019 Lenten Reflections - 3rd Sunday of Lent

Erin Rosario on Saturday, 23 March 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

In the Gospel on this Third Sunday of Lent we hear a parable in which a wealthy landowner is disgusted with a fig tree repeatedly failing to bear fruit. Outraged, the man demands that his gardener cut down the tree. The gardener, however, pleads with his supervisor, believing another year of cultivation will help the frail fig tree flourish.

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.

Getting Things Done...Escape Room-Style

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 13 March 2019.

Thomas Clark Escape Room AmeriCorps

Mystery . . . clues . . . suspense . . . riddles . . . decipher . . . unlock . . . success.

Who knew math could be so intriguing?

“I’ve noticed sometimes students in class lack a little bit of motivation or excitement toward math specifically. They know it’s important, but it’s hard for them to get too excited about it,” says AmeriCorps member Thomas Clark (ACE 25, Jacksonville). “That’s where I got the idea of an escape room.”

AmeriCorps Week "Today’s Homework: Submarine Sandwiches, Basketball, and Lightsabers for All"

Audrey Scott on Monday, 11 March 2019.

In honor of AmeriCorps Week 2019, we are celebrating how our ACE Teachers are transforming the lives of the students they serve everyday in schools across the country. Follow along on our social media accounts and share your own stories with #MadeInAmeriCorps.

This story was originally published for the April 2018 ACE Newsletter.

Liam Driscoll MadeInAmeriCorps - AmeriCorps Week 2019

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Click.

Liam’s eyes fix on the clock above the blackboard.

Tick. Tick.

Still no sign of one of his students.

“He showed up late if he showed up at all. Not just a few minutes, like right after the bell, but I mean 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. every day,” Liam Driscoll (ACE 24, Denver) remembers.

2019 Lenten Reflections - 1st Sunday of Lent

Jodene Morrell, Ph.D. on Sunday, 10 March 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

The last two lines of today’s Gospel read, “When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time.” These three final words certainly give me pause. Lent is a powerful reminder that I need to be steadfast, to pray, fast, and give–not just during these forty days, but every day, for the temptations of the world are a constant. How I respond is the variable.

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