ACE Mentor of Charlotte -
Director, Innovation and Sustainability
c/o Crescent Communities
227 W. Trade St, Suite 1000
Charlotte, NC 28202
ACE Charlotte Honored By Second Harvest With 2012 Youth Partner Award
The ACE Mentor Program of Charlotte exhibited at the CarolinaFest 2012.
ACE Mentor Program Participates in 2012 Democratic National Convention
Mayor's internship hits record participation
Read Charlotte Business Journal article.
CMS Students Tackle Problems at Eastland Mall That Adults Can't Fix
Read article and watch video.
High schoolers team with mentors to re-imagine Eastland Mall
Read article and watch video.
ACE Charlotte Project 2013 RFP
2013 "Ace in the Hole" Golf Outing Registration
2013 "Ace in the Hole" Golf Outing Flyer
Parent Consent Form
Construction Site Tour Worksheet
Field Trip Permission Form
Program Evaluation Form
ACE Scholarship Instructions 2013
ACE Scholarship Policy 2013
UNCC Architecture Summer Camp Instructions 2013
UNCC Architecture Summer Camp Policy 2013
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 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.
View our board members.
On September 9th, 2013, the ACE Mentor Program of Charlotte will host its first annual "Ace in the Hole" golf outing, to be held at Springfield Golf Club.
This is our only fundraiser throughout the year providing ACE with its main source of revenue. We would like to invite your participation as an attendee and sponsor.
ACE is a collaborative effort to bring the multifaceted construction industry, educational institutions, and local community together to expose high school students to the world of architecture, construction and engineering. The ACE Mentor Program gives local students a taste of the various careers in the construction industry, providing career pathways for students after high school and providing the construction industry with an encouraging boost of new talent.
Each and every contribution is critical for the continuation of the ACE Mentor Program of Charlotte. Proceeds from the golf tournament will go toward funding the program and scholarships that are awarded each year.
Founded in 2007, the ACE Mentor Program of Charlotte is an after-school program for high school young people interested in exploring career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering.
Our program is currently serving over 150 students with teams at the following high schools: West Charlotte , South Mecklenburg , East Mecklenburg, Philip O'Berry, Hopewell, Myers Park and Ardrey Kell. Through office tours, hands-on activities and field trips, the program introduces students to the industry’s various disciplines. Under the mentorship of over sixty local industry professionals, students work in teams on projects that simulate “real-life” situations.
Last year our teams competed at the Spring Banquet to present their concepts for designing a history museum, a waterfront park or an “outside of the box” parking garage. In previous years, teams have worked on everything from a lightrail station at their school to the redevelopment of an abandoned mall. This year, our students will be designing projects alongside other ACE teams throughout the country. You can download the 2012-2013 RFP here on this page.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.