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Where We Serve: Chicago


Chicago is a city filled with culture, food and sports. From deep dish Chicago-style pizza to Chicago dogs, there's something for every foodie.  The Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum provide day long adventure destinations. Loyalties will be tested as Chicago boasts two baseball teams, the White Sox and Cubs.

  • Kate Hardiman
  • Anne Raun
  • Richard  Ongwela
  • Jacob Smith
  • Thomas Yarcusko
  • Kate Hardiman  | ACE 24

    B.A. in Great Books with minor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Notre Dame

    Originally from Pittsburgh, PA

  • "I wanted to be an ACE teacher because I believe every child has the capacity to succeed if provided with quality education and intentional direction. Additionally, I wanted to make a difference through an organization that works to encourage children not only toward academic success, but also toward holiness and virtue. God put it on my heart to work with youth, so I couldn't help but say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools when I got my offer from ACE."

    Anne Raun  | ACE 23

    High School Language Arts Teacher at Our Lady of Tepeyac

    BA in Multimedia Journalism with minors in English Literature and Spanish, Oklahoma State University

    Originally from Stillwater, OK

  • "My faith is everything to me, so in my philosophy of education I build my teaching practice upon the cornerstone of faith. I say this because as an educator working in various environments can be a challenge, but when you lean on faith you can receive both strength and wisdom to make it through any difficult time."

    Richard Ongwela  | ACE 23

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher at St. Malachy

    BA in History with a minor in Political Science, Andrews University

    Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Jacob Smith  | ACE 24

    B.S. in Integrated Math Education , Ohio Dominican University

    Originally from Columbus, OH

  • Thomas Yarcusko  | ACE 23

    B.A. in English Literature and German, Miami University (OH)

    Originally from Lakewood, OH

  • Kate Hardiman
  • Anne Raun
  • Richard  Ongwela
  • Jacob Smith
  • Thomas Yarcusko

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