Enriching Many By Reaching All in Catholic Education

Spring 2024 Newsletter

EMBRACE (Enriching Many By Reaching All In Catholic Education) is an independent 501(c)3 organization who supports students with disabilities and learning differences in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese in Kansas City in Kansas. Since 2018, EMBRACE has awarded over $2 million dollars in grants to schools to hire resource personnel and scholarships to teachers to receive their Special Education certification, which will not be a Masters degree! Nearly $1 million of that has been granted in the last two years.

While this is exciting news there is still much work to be done. The need for support for students with disabilities and learning differences is growing in our Catholic schools. Over $1.3 million dollars in applications were submitted to EMBRACE from Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese during this year’s grant cycle. We are so thrilled to award $365,000 in grants and scholarships to schools and teachers in the Archdiocese this upcoming school year. While we would have loved to funded every application, we unfortunately do not have the resources at this time. However, this is the goal we are working towards, as we believe all our Catholic school students benefit from an inclusive environment.

To help continue our mission, EMBRACE will be hosting a family friendly event, EMBRACE the Movies, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Boulevard Drive-In in Kansas City, KS. Gates open at 7 p.m. We hope you will join us. Learn more about the event, donate, or become a sponsor at EMBRACE the Movies 2024.

Congratulations to our 2024 Grant Recipients!

Ascension Catholic School - Behavior Specialist

Holy Rosary Wea Catholic School - Paraprofessional

Our Lady of Unity Catholic School - Resource Teacher

Prince of Peace Catholic School - Paraprofessional

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School - Paraprofessional

St. James Academy Catholic High School - Resource Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic School - Paraprofessional

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School - Behavior Specialist

Congratulations to Cohort 5
Masters in Special Education EMBRACE Scholarship Recipients

Previous slide
Next slide
Scarlet Alex - St. Paul

Aimee Barthol - Nativity

Liz Engelbert- Curé of Ars

Laura Giammaco - Ascension

Becky Greer - St. Michael the Archangel

Melissa Hornback- Holy Trinity, Lenexa

Jordan Lynch- St. Agnes

Megan Mandl- Holy Cross

Mary Osborne- Holy Family, Topeka

Annie Patterson - Good Shepherd

Megan Schroer - Curé of Ars

Save the Dates

Wednesday, May 22 2024
EMBRACE the Movies 2024

Saturday, September 21, 2024

December 20, 2024
Grant Intention Form Due

January 24, 2025
Grant Application Due

February 21, 2025
Teacher Scholarship Application Due

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

Matthew 19:14

Contact us at:

[email protected]