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Life in the City

Aside from being the heart of government for the United States and home to some of the most amazing museums and monuments in the world, DC has a great, vibrant community of young people who are all committed to making a difference. You simply cannot beat that. We also have the best ACE Advocates group in the country! Not to mention the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Metro and go-go music.

ACE Washington D.C.

HometownGrace Babcock

Frankfort, IL

Undergraduate Institution

Ball State University

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: English Literature and History

Minor: Religious Studies

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I wanted to learn the skills to create a classroom environment which amplified my students' voices and advocated for growth on the academic and socio-emotional level. I knew the mission of my Catholic school would align with my own and that my teacher preparation through ACE would prepare me to be the best first-year educator I could be!

Emma Mangels

Hometown

Bay Shore, NY    

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame  

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Psychology and Spanish

Minor: Education, Schooling, and Society  

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Rewarding because I learn so much from my students everyday!

Meg Murphy

Hometown

South Bend, IN

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Visual Communication Design

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I said “yes” to ACE because I wanted to live out my faith in action. 

John Redmond

Hometown

Wexford, Ireland

Undergraduate Institution

Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Education - Primary Teaching

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I said "yes" to ACE to share my passion and teaching of learning with the children I will be working with.

Nick Swanson

Hometown

Plymouth, MN

Undergraduate Institution

St. John’s University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Political Science

Minor: Coach Studies

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be?

Joy. 

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