Castilleja School’s ACE Center provides a number of co-curricular and curricular experiential learning programs, aimed to promote leadership development for all students. Please use this site to get an update on a number of projects.

Summer Sun is on the Horizon…how will you “shine”?

The ACE Center is populating the Naviance database with internship opportunities.  Keep checking!  In the meantime, here are a few non-profit opportunities that we’re highlighting. Theatreworks Juniors and Seniors, spend the summer learning the ropes behind the scenes of one of the [...]

Proposition 8 Overturned

The United States 9th Circuit Court of appeals ruled Proposition 8, the California ballot proposition that defined marriage as a union of a man and a woman, was overturned today, although the stay continuing the ban on gay marriage remains. If the Supreme Court upholds the 9th Court’s [...]

TSF launches CASE Competition! Who’s in?

Started by local Palo Alto student, Matt Severson, several years ago, The School Fund supports students learning in under-served communities in Africa.  Now, you can support their efforts and your learning by competing in their second annual CASE Competition.  What a way to learn and lead your [...]

Susan G Komen

With all of the recent press about the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood and subsequent reversal of the decision, here are two opinion articles aboutthe decision you should read. A Painful Betrayal–New York Times Editorial Komen, Catholics and [...]

Gender quotas lead to higher female achievement.

Harvard professor Rohini Pandi has researched the impact of reserving at least one spot on village councils in India for women. In villages where at least one woman had to serve on village councils, girls in the village were more likely to have high goals, achieve more in school, and score [...]

Romney wins in Florida

Romney won the Republican primary in Florida yesterday with 46% of the vote. Runner-up Newt Gingrich receive 32% of the votes, Santorum 13%. and Romney 7%. Click this link to see a breakdown of the votes by county and demographic from the Miami Herald.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Write for Tomorrow Youth Writers’ Workshop Write for Tomorrow offers two programs: In-Person and Online. The In-Person program is for members who are able to meet in Cupertino, California for workshops and project collaborations. The Online program is available to all participants. The focus of [...]

Building Awareness

ACE just added a new section to the website called “Building Awareness.” The section will highlight interesting topics for discussion, for example a place in India where power transfer is matrilineal and there is a men’s right movement. The awareness section to be a place to [...]


Twitter announced on January 26th that it would reactively withhold tweets from specific countries while keeping them available for users in other countries. In a post on its blog, Twitter said there were some countries it would not work with if their views of freedom of expression are too [...]

Privacy and the Courts

The Supreme court recently voted 9-0 in United States v. Jones that GPS surveillance of cars violates the 4th Amendment to the Constitution which outlaws unreasonable search and seizure. NYU law professor Barry Friedman says the wording of the decision and previous decisions are leading to a [...]

Strides for Life Crab Feed

Strides for Life is having their annual Crab Feed on Saturday, March 3rd at Serra HS and is looking for High School volunteers to fill the following spots: Time Shift 1:  10 AM – 12 PM Job: Setup tables, chairs, decorations Dress: Any Time Shift 2: 4 PM – 10 PM Job: Sell tickets, [...]

Drones and war

When American citizens no longer have to go fight to attack other countries and drones, unmanned (robotic) aerial attack systems, can be used without any declaration of war, are the attacks acceptable?  With less the 0.5% of Americans over 18 on active duty, a smaller portion of adults are [...]

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