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ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York
Assistant Executive Director
ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York
Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our chapter. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York High School Students present before the Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee of the Miami County Commission.
ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York Raises Over $256,000 for 2010 Scholarships
NYC Final presentation event is featured on eOculus.
ACE New York board member and mentor are interviewed about pro bono efforts of architects in Oculus magazine.
Yankees Transfer Soil Between Stadiums
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Construction Site Tour Worksheet
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Acceptable Scholarship Majors
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Terms of Scholarship
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Mentors, Advisors and Supporters
Thanks to our many mentors, advisors and supporters who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success. View our list of mentoring firms.
View our list of advisors and supporters.
Our Success Stories
The ACE Mentoring program has made a major impact on the lives and careers of many of our former participants. View our success stories.
ACE Mentors Darris James and Mark Behm are featured in a special edition of AI Architect:
2010 Associates Award Recipient Darris James: Understanding Collective Use of Space. Read article.
AIA Components Expand Opportunities for Emerging Professionals. Read article.
The ACE Mentor Program, a not-for-profit organization, helps prepare high school students for careers in design and construction. The fastest-growing mentoring program in the building industry, ACE operates in over 40 states and 200 cities across the nation.
The founding state affiliate, The ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York began in 1994 with 3 teams made up of 17 mentoring firms and 90 students. Today, ACE NY has grown to over 30 teams, over 100 firms and more than 700 students in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.
Teams of students and mentoring firms are assembled and meet throughout the school year at the firm offices. The students plan and design innovative projects mirroring "real-world" conditions while mentors help them develop solutions using basic problem-solving techniques and state-of-the-art design tools. The teams also tour construction sites and notable buildings to see firsthand what is required to design and erect these kinds of structures.
In addition to acquiring new knowledge and skills, students are eligible for ACE scholarships and gain contacts that can help with college admissions, internships and full-time employment. ACE enhances the mentoring firm profile and the individual mentor's presentation and communication skills as well as preparing the future workforce.
In previous years, teams worked on design projects as diverse as a recreational sports complex, a library extension, a theater ticket outlet and an emergency evacuation center. One project-– a sustainably designed arts center –- won honorable mention in the citywide Emerging Green Builders NYC design competition.
To gather information for their projects, the teams took field trips to such sites as the Equitable Tower renovation, the International Masonry Institute, Cooper Union and Manhattan College.
At the end of the year, special events are held for students and families, as well as mentors, sponsors and the faculty of several area universities. During these events, teams presented their projects using AutoCAD drawings, floor plans, sketches and construction schedules. To conclude the year's program, scholarships are given out to outstanding seniors who intend to pursue careers in the design and construction industry.
Through sponsoring or mentoring now, you will be contributing to workforce development efforts and helping today's most promising young people gain a firsthand experience of the dynamic career potential our industry offers while fostering their work ethic and the skills they will bring to your business.
To learn how to participate or for more information, contact one of the ACE leaders listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
Board Chairman Milo E. Riverso, Ph.D., P.E., President & CEO, STV, Inc. with Honorees from the 17th Annual Scholarship Luncheon: