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ACE: Right to education

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The Alliance for Catholic Education serves children in the most underserved areas of the country by providing empowering educational opportunities.

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Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness…how can these be upheld without entitlement to education? Statistics show that a lack of strong educational opportunities links to diminished, restricted, unhappy lives. The renowned Fr. Ted Hesburgh took up this cause as his final fight for civil rights: the right to education. It’s a right served by ACE – the Alliance for Catholic Education.

  • Housed in the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame
  • Founded in 1993
  • ACE has been honored by the White House

To learn more about Alliance for Catholic Education, and to support and engage with them, visit their site https://ace.nd.edu/

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh C.S.C.

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B. 1917

Born Theodore Martin Hesburgh, May 25, 1917 in Syracuse, New York.

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1952–1987

Hesburgh served as President of Notre Dame for 35 years.

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1969-1972

Chairman of the United States Civil Rights Commission.

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1990-1996

Served on Knight Commission that overhauled college sports.

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