Where We Serve: Mission
Mission is the grapefruit capital of the U.S. located in the Texas-Mexico border area known as “the Valley.” Named for La Lomita Mission which was built right on the Rio Grande River, Mission is a city of approximately 45,000, but it is only 15 minutes from McAllen, a larger city with plenty of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. It is also only about an hour from South Padre Island and Brownsville ACE community.
"God was most evident during the challenges of the day. When I was dealing with the biggest struggles during the school day and felt overwhelmed, God would remind me that I am not alone. He was there, guiding me and looking out for me, even during the most stressful of days."
Joe Brogan | ACE 22
Middle School Social Studies Teacher at St. Joseph
BA Political Science with a minor in Business Economics, University of Notre Dame
Originally from Silver Spring, MD
" My favorite moment was when I brought a team to the First robotics competition in Houston. "
Arielle Gannon | ACE 22
High School Physics Teacher at Juan Diego Academy
BA in Experimental Physics, Trinity College
Originally from Dublin, Ireland
"I feel the best in us as people comes out when in the presence of our family and friends. Community will bring me to be the best I can possibly be. "
Chris Desapio | ACE 23
Middle School Social Studies Teacher at Our Lady of Sorrows
BA in History and Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Originally from Kingwood, NJ
"Despite my occasional frustrations and struggles, God is forever present in my students, but it is up to me to see them through the eyes of Christ. "
Andrew Hamaty | ACE 22
4th Grade Teacher at Our Lady of Guadalupe
BA in History with a minor in Leadership Studies; Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, University of Central Florida
Originally from Jacksonville, FL
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