Teaching Fellows live together in an intentional community, teach in a classroom community, and participate in larger school, parish, and neighborhood communities. Fellows also form a community of scholars and practitioners as they work toward their degree and certification at Saint Joseph’s University.
Program-provided housing allows for a spirit of community around shared experience, mission, and support. Teaching Fellows share in meals, prayers, and other activities.
A monthly Integrative Seminar shares the spiritual vision of Saint Ignatius of Loyola that may then be activated and applied to one’s present experiences with the four pillars. The Seminar provides creative and practical opportunities to enter into discussion about the joys and challenges faced during their 2-year program, especially in working toward the common good. Community life encourages Fellows to examine their individual role in community and the role of their intentional community through discussions of communication, responsibility, respect, and fellowship.
ACESJU Teaching Fellows get out to support the DePaul Catholic School by running in their HallowYunk 5K.