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Where We Serve: New Orleans

New Orleans

It’s a place that was completely devastated by Hurricane Katrina and is still in the process of healing; however, as a group we can say that it’s a place filled with culture, great music, and great food. New Orleans is a wonderful place to live and teach. As the birthplace of jazz, the city has an incredible spirit that is manifested in numerous festivals, parades, and celebrations throughout the year. From Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest, the people of New Orleans live each day to the fullest.


  • Olivia Furman
  • Chris Garibaldi
  • Paul Coletti
  • Erin Bell
  • Joe Broderick
  • Alex Nunnelly
  • Amanda Walsh
  • "My favorite teaching moment was when my class analyzed the song "Happy." We used it to find the main idea."

    Olivia Furman  | ACE 22

    3rd Grade Teacher at Resurrection of the Lord

    BA in Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame

    Originally from Lousiville, KY

  • "I see God through the people I work with. The children are magical. They bring so much joy to every situation. The fellow teachers care so much and try their best for the best interests of the students. The fellow ACErs and community members are amazing pillars of support and understanding. I see God in my interactions with these people. "

    Chris Garibaldi  | ACE 22

    K-7 Spanish and Middle School Math Teacher at Our Lady of Prompt Succor

    BA in History & in Economics; Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, Notre Dame, University of Houston Law Center

    Originally from Houston, TX

  • "I said yes to ACE because I wanted to turn around and use my education to educate others. I had such great teachers growing up and I wanted to help make a difference in the lives of children right away. ACE helps me do this while living with teachers who are going through the same experience and strengthening our faith. "

    Paul Coletti  | ACE 23

    High School Math Teacher at Academy of Our Lady

    BS in Mathematics, BBA in Information Technology Management, University of Notre Dame

    Originally from Belle Mead, NJ

  • " God has been present in my ACE community and the incredible support system it provided during my first year of teaching. Community members were supportive, helpful and loving during this challenging experience. "

    Erin Bell  | ACE 22

    Middle School English Language Arts Teacher at St. Joan of Arc

    BA in Sociology, Whitman College

    Originally from Granite Bay, CA

  • "In my French class, I was teaching a lesson about the tragedy of the Paris attacks that happened last November. Some of the students proposed an idea to have a vigil in our school courtyard in honor of those fallen, by leading the community in French prayers. It was a solemn, yet beautiful moment initiated entirely by my students. "

    Joe Broderick  | ACE 22

    High School French and English Teacher at Archbishop Shaw

    BA in International Studies and French, Aquinas College

    Originally from St. Clair, MI

  • "I wanted to give back in a way that I know will have a positive impact on people in need. I hope to help offer children the great opportunities I had growing up. "

    Alex Nunnelly  | ACE 23

    High School Foreign Language Teacher at Academy of Our Lady

    BA in French and Political Science with a certicificat in Public Adminstration, Providence College

    Originally from Northampton, MA

  • "The ACE program allows me to touch the lives of students whose opportunities are routinely determined by socially constructed identities. As a teacher in ACE, I can break these boundaries placed on these beautiful minds and souls, helping and encouraging them to pursue greatness in everything they do. "

    Amanda Walsh  | ACE 23

    2nd Grade Teacher at St. Joan of Arc

    BA in Communication Studies, Northwestern University

    Originally from Chicago, IL

  • Olivia Furman
  • Chris Garibaldi
  • Paul Coletti
  • Erin Bell
  • Joe Broderick
  • Alex Nunnelly
  • Amanda Walsh

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