The Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity program (ECHO) is a partnership between the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education and local Catholic schools. ECHO’s expertise is working with children from under-resourced neighborhoods and from diverse cultures.

Our primary goal is to establish and support a healthy learning environment in each classroom so that children are unencumbered by the stresses of everyday life and are able to focus and learn.

If you would like more information on the ECHO program and or its services, please contact Mrs. Schaffer at or Mrs. Sherman at