Chairman, Board of Directors
ACE Los Angeles Metro Area
c/o John A. Martin Associates
950 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
ACE LA Administrator
2046 Hillhurst Avenue, #92
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Scholarships & Camps
AAa/e Foundation Scholarship
Here are the activities scheduled for the coming year.
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Letter to Parents
Expectations for Participation
Jobsite Visit Instructions
Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
View our list of mentoring firms.
View our list of benefactors and sponsors.
Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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This affiliate covers Los Angeles and Orange Counties of California.
We are a California Not-For-Profit Corporation, and our IRS tax identification number is 03-0505 898. The official name is "ACE Mentor Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, Inc."
Since 2002, ACE Los Angeles has enabled hundreds of high school students to discover the exciting potential of careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE). Starting with 45 students and three teams, we have grown to about 300 students on 15 teams. Students in Spring 2012 came from 20 different high schools.
The scholarship program has expanded too. In the first year, scholarships were awarded to nine (9) graduating high school seniors. During calendar year 2012, we have already awarded 36 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and we expect to award about an equal amount to our former ACE high school students now in college and demonstrating continued progress in an ACE related discipline.
Because we cover a wide geographic area, we build our teams around high schools, or small clusters of high schools. We recruit mentors from nearby architectural, engineering and construction firms.
A typical team matches half a dozen professional mentors with two dozen students in grades 10 through 12. They meet after school every other week, approximately sixteen (16) times during the academic year.
Over 100 of our "alumni" are currently in college. By spring 2012, two dozen had graduated. Several have finished Masterís Degree programs. Most of these graduates are working in the design and construction professions and some have returned to mentor at our ACE high schools.
Working closely with the mentors, each team undertakes a design project. This may involve a new or remodeled structure that can be sited on the teamís own high school campus.
In a recent year, the "ACE Regional Transit Authority" (ARTA) issued a Request For Proposal to each of our teams. A light rail system was proposed to join all ACE-Los Angeles high school campuses. Each team designed a transit station and related facilities to fit among the structures on its own high school site. Scale models were built and budgets prepared. All were displayed at the annual public spring student presentation event.
Our program includes other activities that expose young people to the challenges, opportunities and rewards of the design and construction professions. (For dates of specific events discussed in this text, see View the Calendar in the box on the right.
These activities include:
Students graduating from high school and active in ACEís Los Angeles program can compete for three different types of scholarships as noted below. To qualify for them, a student must study Architecture, Construction, Engineering or a related discipline, involved with the design and construction of buildings or civil infrastructure. Participation in an organized apprenticeship program in the building trades is also acceptable.
If you would like to experience ACE's challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, or just have a question, see the contact box in the upper right corner of this page.