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On behalf of partner Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver, the Cabrini Teaching Fellows Program recruits, forms, equips, and houses young men and women to inspire a new generation of Catholic educators, improve the stability of Catholic schools, and increase the longevity of the Catholic teaching profession.  

2024 Timeline

JANUARY

Initial Inquiries

FEBRUARY

Applications Open

MARCH

Application Review & Invitiations to Interview

APRIL

School Placement

JULY

Summer Intensive

Profile of a Cabrini Teaching Fellow

  • Aspires to deepen their faith

  • A recent college graduate 

  • Currently residing in Colorado or those willing to relocate to the state

  • Aims for a fulfilling career in teaching

  • Driven by a sense of purpose, a commitment to making a positive impact, and the pursuit of 'the good life’

  • Finds joy in contributing to the growth of others

  • Values intellectual rigor

  • Fosters the flourishing of both the human and professional person

  • Radiates joy

  • Longs to be an integral part of and contribute to community

  • Has heard a call to the ‘hero‘s journey’ 

  • Seeks to do good, even if it demands discomfort

  • Willing to undergo a background check

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Why a 3-year program?

Cabrini Teaching Fellows spans three transformative years, each meticulously designed to cultivate and empower Catholic educators in distinct ways. 

  • In the inaugural year Fellows embark on a journey of inspiration, unity, and fortification creating a solid foundation. 

  • Year two delves into personal, professional, and spiritual development. Fellows will undergo profound growth, honing in their skills as teachers, refining their character, and deepening their faith. 

  • Finally, in the third year, Fellows will transition into leadership roles, channeling their enriched experiences to guide the next generation of educators. 

This strategic three-year structure ensures a comprehensive and holistic approach to teacher development, preparing Cabrini Teaching Fellows not only to excel in the classroom but to become influential leaders in their faith to shape the future of Catholic education. 

Our History

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Mother Cabrini

Born in humble beginnings as the youngest of thirteen children in Italy, Francis Cabrini embarked on a lifelong journey of faith and selflessness. Despite facing health challenges that initially thwarted her dream of becoming a nun, she persevered. With seven like-minded companions, she founded the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1880.

The turning point in her mission came when Pope Leo XIII redirected her path, leading her not to the East, as she had anticipated, but to the United States. In the midst of chaos and poverty, Frances Cabrini and her sisters stepped into the vibrant chaos of New York City in 1889. Their mission: to assist the Italian immigrants who were struggling to find their place in a new world.

Frances Cabrini organized catechism and education classes, cared for countless orphans, and defied the odds to establish schools and orphanages. Her unwavering determination knew no bounds. As her work gained recognition, requests for her assistance poured in from across the globe. She traveled tirelessly, making numerous trans-Atlantic crossings, and established an incredible 67 institutions worldwide, including schools, hospitals, and orphanages.

Today, we honor the memory of Saint Frances Cabrini and her extraordinary contributions to humanity. The Cabrini Teaching Fellows Program is a tribute to her tireless commitment to education, service, and the well-being of others. This program seeks to cultivate a new generation of compassionate educators and leaders who, like Frances Cabrini, are dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of others.

Just as Frances Cabrini defied the limitations imposed by circumstances and health, the Cabrini Teaching Fellows will defy convention and embrace the transformative power of education and community. This fellowship will empower individuals to inspire positive change, embody the values of compassion and service, and carry forward the legacy of Saint Frances Cabrini.

  • Why is Cabrini Teaching Fellows a three year program?
    Cabrini Teaching Fellows spans three transformative years, each meticulously designed to cultivate and empower Catholic educators in distinct ways. In the inaugural year Fellows embark on a journey of inspiration, unity, and fortification creating a solid foundation. Year two delves into personal, professional, and spiritual development. Fellows will undergo profound growth, honing in their skills as teachers, refining their character, and deepening their faith. Finally, in the third year, Fellows will transition into leadership roles, channeling their enriched experiences to guide the next generation of educators. This strategic three-year structure ensures a comprehensive and holistic approach to teacher development, preparing Cabrini Teaching Fellows not only to excel in the classroom but to become influential leaders in their faith to shape the future of Catholic education.
  • Will Fellows be paid during this three year period?
    Yes, all Fellows will be full-time teachers on the first day of school. This means they are also fully salaried employees of their respective schools.
  • Where will I be teaching as a Fellow?
    Fellows will be teaching at one of the many Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver. The specific school is strategically chosen to align with their strengths and offers ample room for personal and professional growth. The selection process prioritizes finding the most conducive setting where the Fellows’ abilities can flourish, in tandem with a mentorship that complements and enhances their teaching style. This thoughtful approach ensures not only a harmonious fit with the educational community but a trajectory where one can thrive and contribute meaningfully to their classroom and community.
  • Where will I live as a Fellow?
    Through partnerships in the Denver area, Cabrini Teaching Fellows has the unique opportunity to provide Fellows with low-cost, affordable housing in high-rent Denver. This housing situation is meant to relieve the burden of high rent costs and other stressors associated with the cost of living.
  • What training and support will Fellows receive?
    Cabrini Teaching Fellows is dedicated to the long-term growth of its Fellows, shaping exceptional Catholic educators and devoted followers of Christ. The program offers continuous development, with a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the year and multiple retreats throughout for ongoing inspiration and growth. The mentorship program also ensures tailored guidance and support, fostering personal and professional development through regular check-ins. With access to affordable housing and wisdom to make life choices beyond the classroom, Fellows are part of a supportive community that guides them at every step of their transformative journey.
  • What does formation look like for Cabrini Teaching Fellows?
    Fellows with undergo comprehensive formation that emcompasses various dimensions of spiritual development. This includes regular Mass, spiritual retreats with dedicated moments for reflection and inspiration. Fellows will also attend the yearly Catholic Worldview Seminar. Additionally, Fellows will take part in the Summer Intensive, which offers an immersive experience equipping Fellows with essential skills and knowledge to contribute to Catholic school flourishing and formation in the Archdiocese of Denver.
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  • Why is Cabrini Teaching Fellows a three year program?
    Cabrini Teaching Fellows spans three transformative years, each meticulously designed to cultivate and empower Catholic educators in distinct ways. In the inaugural year Fellows embark on a journey of inspiration, unity, and fortification creating a solid foundation. Year two delves into personal, professional, and spiritual development. Fellows will undergo profound growth, honing in their skills as teachers, refining their character, and deepening their faith. Finally, in the third year, Fellows will transition into leadership roles, channeling their enriched experiences to guide the next generation of educators. This strategic three-year structure ensures a comprehensive and holistic approach to teacher development, preparing Cabrini Teaching Fellows not only to excel in the classroom but to become influential leaders in their faith to shape the future of Catholic education.
  • Will Fellows be paid during this three year period?
    Yes, all Fellows will be full-time teachers on the first day of school. This means they are also fully salaried employees of their respective schools.
  • Where will I be teaching as a Fellow?
    Fellows will be teaching at one of the many Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver. The specific school is strategically chosen to align with their strengths and offers ample room for personal and professional growth. The selection process prioritizes finding the most conducive setting where the Fellows’ abilities can flourish, in tandem with a mentorship that complements and enhances their teaching style. This thoughtful approach ensures not only a harmonious fit with the educational community but a trajectory where one can thrive and contribute meaningfully to their classroom and community.
  • Where will I live as a Fellow?
    Through partnerships in the Denver area, Cabrini Teaching Fellows has the unique opportunity to provide Fellows with low-cost, affordable housing in high-rent Denver. This housing situation is meant to relieve the burden of high rent costs and other stressors associated with the cost of living.
  • What training and support will Fellows receive?
    Cabrini Teaching Fellows is dedicated to the long-term growth of its Fellows, shaping exceptional Catholic educators and devoted followers of Christ. The program offers continuous development, with a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the year and multiple retreats throughout for ongoing inspiration and growth. The mentorship program also ensures tailored guidance and support, fostering personal and professional development through regular check-ins. With access to affordable housing and wisdom to make life choices beyond the classroom, Fellows are part of a supportive community that guides them at every step of their transformative journey.
  • What does formation look like for Cabrini Teaching Fellows?
    Fellows with undergo comprehensive formation that emcompasses various dimensions of spiritual development. This includes regular Mass, spiritual retreats with dedicated moments for reflection and inspiration. Fellows will also attend the yearly Catholic Worldview Seminar. Additionally, Fellows will take part in the Summer Intensive, which offers an immersive experience equipping Fellows with essential skills and knowledge to contribute to Catholic school flourishing and formation in the Archdiocese of Denver.
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