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About the PEA

Formed in 2010, the University of Notre Dame’s Program for Educational Access (PEA) represents an innovative partnership between the University of Notre Dame’s ACE Program, Church leaders, policy makers. Animated by Notre Dame’s mission to cultivate a disciplined sensibility to the poverty and injustice that burdens so many families, the PEA helps make high-performing faith-based schools financially accessible to families on the margins of society.

The PEA is housed within Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). ACE is a comprehensive teaching, research, and outreach collaborative that revitalizes K-12 Catholic education through leadership formation, research, and professional service.

The Program’s plan for meeting its goals and fulfilling its mission is grounded in its three core strategic domains:

Strengthening Advocacy
Forming Leaders
Improving Implementation