"When I entered ACE, I knew that I wanted to change at least one life. I have changed at least one – my own.”
Dave Madden, ACE Jacksonville
What will a participant get out of ACE?
The opportunity to serve others is the principal motivator for ACE teachers. For over 25 years, ACE teachers have returned from the field with the same sentiment – you get back far more than you put in. No doubt, the effort can be great, but the rewards of teaching and community life cannot be quantified. Concretely, ACE is able to offer its members professional preparation and unique benefits that will help you engage deeply in service with strong levels of support.
Upon completion of the program, ACE teachers:
During their two years of service, ACE teachers:
- Receive a modest living allowance
- Are placed in affordable housing, arranged by the diocese in which participants serve
- Are eligible for loan deferment and possibly for partial or complete loan cancellation.
- Are eligible to become AmeriCorps members