Our Latest Initiative

Our Latest Initiative: October, 2017

Our Latest Initiative: October, 2017

The Cana team has an opportunity to work among some distant neighbors who could benefit from the kind of learning culture we develop. In late September I was invited to give a presentation to a board of reviewers of the Gila River Indian Community. My hosts were the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit, a recently formed order of priests and brothers who have responded to the call to minister to the Native Americans just south of Phoenix, Arizona. Their hope is to open a mission high school in two years, and they have turned to Cana Academy to help them get that done. I was on site to propose a vision for the curriculum, and the friars have accepted the proposal. Now, the Cana team is constructing the curriculum.

Our Latest Initiative: August, 2017

Our Latest Initiative: August, 2017

This last week, Cana Academy hosted nine teachers from Cornerstone Schools in Washington, D.C., for three teaching workshops. We are also pleased to announce that the appointment of a new Cana Research Fellow.

Our Latest Initiative: July, 2017

Our Latest Initiative: July, 2017

In July, Cana Academy president Andrew Zwerneman participated in the Regional Conference for the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education. Cana Academy conducted our latest VISIONS seminar at Hubbard Hill Retirement Community and hosted clergy and staff from Saint Philip Catholic Church for our first Cana Table Seminar in our now fully furnished headquarters in Falls Church. 

On the Road with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

On the Road with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

Cana Academy recently launched a collaborative relationship with one of the nation’s leading organizations helping to renew Catholic schools, the California-based Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE).

On the Road with Marc Chagall

On the Road with Marc Chagall

Billed as VISIONS: Inspirational People, Art & Music, the series engages senior participants in a lively kind of learning:  Each month a Cana Academy presenter offers a brief, visual-based lecture and leads a seminar discussion on the topic at hand. The title of the inaugural VISIONS event was Marc Chagall: Émigré Artist who Loved America.