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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.


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.

2019 Lenten Reflections - Ash Wednesday

Sr. Kathleen Carr, C.S.J., Ph.D. on Wednesday, 06 March 2019.

Read the Ash Wednesday Gospel

We are invited on this Ash Wednesday 2019 to take account of ourselves and our personal relationship with Jesus, and to grow in that relationship. The scriptures remind us that Lent is traditionally a time for almsgiving, prayer, and fasting suggesting that these practices help us clear away that which keeps us from Jesus and sharpens our focus and desire for Him.

“After today your life will never be the same…”

Audrey Scott on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine Catholic School Leadership

“After today your life will never be the same…”

A young teacher from California sat listening intently to her professor on her first day of class in Notre Dame’s Catholic school leadership program. “That has been very true for me,” says Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine. “When I went into the program in 2005, I was in my late 20s with no desire to be a principal. I was being called to leadership in a way that I didn’t anticipate, expect, or even want…and all of that led to this position.”

Dr. Tim Uhl: A Superintendent Seeks Enrichment at the Reform Leaders’ Summit

on Monday, 18 February 2019.

By: Darby Evans

Tim Uhl Reform Leaders' Summit

If you hope to one day become a superintendent, Dr. Tim Uhl has some advice for you—get ready for a dynamic, multifaceted leadership role. Uhl, the superintendent of Catholic Schools for Montana and the founder of the “Catholic School Matters” podcast and newsletter, loves his job precisely because it demands expertise in several domains.

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