Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education

  • Children's faces
  • PACE teacher working with a student
  • PDX Community
  • 2015 PACE graduates

For more than a century, the Congregation of Holy Cross has followed the inspiration of its founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to educate the hearts and minds of students at the University of Portland. The Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education is an extension of this vision, serving the needs of Catholic schools in the West by providing dedicated teachers committed to service, professional development, and a simple lifestyle in a supportive, spiritually-nourishing community.

Program Pillars

PACE teacher in the classroom

Professional Service

PACErs bring up-to-date methodology, a commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, and faith-based idealism to the classroom.


Franz Hall with Cherry blossoms

Academic Learning

PACErs spend three summers on the University of Portland campus, earning a graduate degree in Education with knowledgeable, engaging professors.


Community life in PACE

Community Living

PACErs commit to live together in communities of three to six members, sharing the joys and challenges of classroom service as a supportive group.


CONTACT: PACE Office | | 503.943.7043  Instagram  Interest Form!


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798