Get intro heading text aligned in the center of the screen in Upfront

I added a text element to the main heading section of Upfront Spirit, but wanted to align the text dead center on the screen - horizontal and vertical - however, I could not drag that joker down to the middle.

I found how to add top padding, but when I 'click and drag' it down, it just auto-pops back up to its original 'purple' position.

Where I can read about how the grid alignment works so I can place/center text vertically on the screen.

(NOTE - I read through the 7 part series here: