Ignite Committee & Principals

Grow your school’s Inclusive Education Program by getting involved.

Mark Your Calendars 

  • October 2019 Celebration of Life Mass
    • The Celebration of Life Mass is an annual Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jackels. It is held at various locations across the Archdiocese and recognizes parishes and/or schools that have made efforts to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities.
    • Location and time TBA.
  • December 6 – December 8, 2019 – National Day of Prayer for Inclusion
    • We ask that you pray for all children with disabilities & their families… praying they may find welcome in their parish communities & Catholic schools.  Our faith tells us:  All Are Welcome.
    • December 6, 2019 – Schools
    • December 7 – 8, 2019 – Churches

Join the Ignite Inclusion Committee

  • Committee Vision Statement: Children of all abilities have the opportunity for a successful inclusive Catholic education.  Committee Mission Statement: The mission of NE Iowa Ignite Committee is to provide a system of knowledge and support necessary to empower Catholic educators in their efforts to provide an inclusive, Christ-centered education.

Grant Opportunities

  • 2020 FIREball Inclusion Leader
  • 2020 FIREd Up About Inclusion School
  • 2020-2021 School Year Grant

Grant Timeline

  • January 27, 2020: Grant Applications Open Online
  • March 9, 2020: Grant Applications Due
  • Week of March 16 & 23, 2020: Grant committee & applicant interviews conducted
  • April 23, 2020: Grant Award Winners Announced

Professional Development Opportunities

Inclusion is important to ALL of us!