Seton Teaching Fellows is a one or two-year postgraduate mission opportunity that brings the living Gospel and the beauty of the Catholic faith to children and families in underserved communities. Fellows rely on both time-tested and innovative methods that help the children and families they serve, as well as their peers, to evangelize with the love of Christ the Teacher. At the same time, they participate in their own holistic formation by accompanying, developing, and challenging each other, striving to serve with the mind, heart, and spirit of Christ the Teacher.
“Each of our fellows sign up to love.”
-Yeime Valle, Chief of Programs
Missionaries Bound to Love
“This opportunity has been truly life changing. I will be forever grateful for the amazing organization that is Seton Education Partners❤️”
– Claire, 6th cohort
“I’ve been able to experience the true meaning of the Proverb, ‘As iron is sharpened by iron; one person sharpens another.’ Living in community has allowed me to grow deeper in my faith, learn from others, and bring others to know and love Jesus Christ.”
– Connor, 6th cohort
Are you ready to share the Gospel, grow in your faith, and answer the call to love?
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God decided that his little laborer should be brought to the ample and fertile lands of New York to plant her seed—that is, she should fulfill the call of Christ in Matthew 9:35-8: “The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. Pray, therefore, that the Lord of the harvest may send forth laborers into his harvest.”
Alejandro Uribe, a Miami native and graduate of Florida International University, is a current 2nd Year Seton Teaching Fellow. In the Spring, we sat down
I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for the women I have met this year, nor put into words the emotions I feel when I think about how much love I am shown, but I will try. When I first applied to be a Seton Teaching Fellow, I knew community was one of Seton’s driving pillars. I knew that if I said yes, I would be living intentionally with a group of women. The thought of this excited me, but don’t get me wrong, I also had my doubts. What if I wasn’t “Catholic enough”? At the time I believed it, but now I laugh at the fact that I thought faith could be measured, as if 70% meant I was just Catholic enough. Nonetheless, I knew what I wanted.
Seton Teaching Fellows was founded as a complement to another Seton program, El Camino: an extended-day faith and enrichment program created to serve children in The Bronx. Since its founding, the Fellows program has grown within The Bronx and beyond to Cincinnati, OH, supporting El Camino as well as various Seton network schools.
Three pillars drive the program: Faith, Education and Community
Fellows grow spiritually in their faith through weekly formation, prayer and reflection, retreats, and the Sacraments. In turn, they catechize children in the Catholic faith and prepare them for their Sacraments.
Fellows learn how to become strong educators in a supportive learning community at a Seton network school. Fellows receive continuous professional development in how to be an outstanding teacher.
Fellows live in the community of their placement school, alongside the children and families they serve. Grounded in an intentional, faith-based community of mission-driven peers, Fellows learn how to live for the other. Housing and a modest stipend are provided.