Catholic Education Partners (CEP) believes parental empowerment over their children’s education opportunities will allow more families to benefit from Catholic education, allay the Catholic school-funding crisis, protect the religious integrity and autonomy of parochial schools, and ultimately serve the Common Good.
CEP’s purpose is to partner with state Catholic conferences, Bishops and other clergy, Catholic school leaders and families, and other stakeholders to advance state policies that allow more families to access Catholic education, while protecting the autonomy and integrity of Catholic schools.
True to the doctrines of subsidiarity and solidarity, this is a supplementary effort to unify and enhance the education choice work of Catholic conferences, diocesan policy officials, and Catholic school leaders in their respective states.
We are located at Frassati Catholic Academy:
3951 Cottonwood Lakes Blvd. Thornton, CO 80241
Brittany Vessely BVessely@CatholicEdPartners.org
What We Do
Engage in public policy on behalf of Catholic community by drafting policy and conducting state government relations in annually-selected priority states.
Advance Catholic grassroots outreach for education choice by equipping and mobilizing Catholic school and Church leaders, families and parishes. This will also provide ministerial formation and outreach to families, assisting implementation and enabling access to education choice programs so more families may attend Catholic schools.
Research and Data Collection
Establish a "tool kit" of resources for the Catholic community, including data on Catholic education and education choice nationally and specific to each state, an interactive website that provides research, model policy, data on Catholic schools, and best practices from successful Catholic conferences. CEP will also engage media and publish public policy briefs.
If you are interested in learning more about Catholic Education Partners' work or wish to get involved in the effort to expand parental choice in education and the Catholic mission, please contact us using the form below.