The Value of Being A Sponsor

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The Benefits of Being A Mentor

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ACE is an after school program that introduces you to careers in architecture, construction management, engineering and other disciplines.



The ACE Mentor Program is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective field.



Sponsors are all key to the success of ACE. Only with their support are we able to offer life-changing career programs to students at no cost.

Want to become a sponsor?
Call 703.942.8101
or fill out our form.


National Design


Congratulations to the CIRT – ACE National Design and Construction Competition Finalist!

A record 64 entries were submitted from across the country this year with only three garnering the coveted right to go onto the final presentation stage. The following teams were selected as finalists and will have the opportunity to present on May 14, 2019 at the ACE National 25th Anniversary Celebration and All Affiliates Conference in Washington, DC. This year’s FINALISTS are as follows:

  • ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa for your Play Ground/Scape entry: “Unboxed”  [Congratulations for returning to the national finals two years in a row];
  • ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY/Team 30 for your Alleviate Urban Transportation Congestion entry: “crosstown;” and
  • ACE Mentor Program of Hawaii for your Community Health Care Clinic entry: “War Natatorium Health Clinic.”

We are looking forward to a spirited and exciting NATIONAL PRESENTATION ROUND (among the THREE Finalists teams) on the afternoon of May 14th.

Click here for full competition details

View Recorded Live Stream of the 2018 Presentations

2017-2018 Program
Year Report

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Read the story of ACE’s successes in 2017-2018.

This annual report integrates key information and data from recent student and alumni surveys as well as affiliates’ year-end summaries.

Download the
2017-18 Program Year Report

ACE Mentor Program
Receives a $3M Grant

CMiC has announced a Pledge $10 Million to Advance the Construction Industry in Memory of its Founder Allen S. Berg

The initial $3 million grant to the ACE Mentor Program of America establishes the CMiC-Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship Awards to help students pursue careers in the construction industry.

The awards will recognize outstanding high school students each year—from every corner of the U.S.—who demonstrate promise in architecture, construction or engineering. Specifically, the grant includes a donation of $500,000 each year for an initial period of six years to the ACE Mentor Program. Winners will be recognized each spring during an awards dinner and ceremony, with the first selection and announcement of recipients anticipated in the spring of 2019.

Press Release

Tribute to Allen S. Berg


2019 CMiC Winners

2018 Yearbook

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Learn more.

ACE On-line
Store Open!

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ACE-branded merchandise, including shirts, labels, mugs, pencils, pads and stress construction hats, are now for sale at ACE’s virtual store. Many items can be ordered in single quantities. They make great thank-you gifts and stocking-stuffers. The vendor will help affiliates order items not currently available in the store.

Place your orders here.


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Tallo (previously STEM Premier) is an online platform where ACE students and alumni can create compelling virtual portfolios showcasing their academic achievements, industry skills, and ACE experience and then connect to colleges and employers looking to recruit ACE talent.

Learn more.

ACE Research


Three new reports, based on recent major survey results, show ACE’s positive impact on the workforces of architecture, engineering, and construction.

Read the reports here.

ACE Featured on 2017 National TV Show American Graduate Day

The October 14 broadcast on the PBS network of American Graduate Day ran two seven-minute segments about ACE. The first featured an ACE alumna and her two mentors from the San Antonio affiliate. In the second segment, Peter Davoren, CEO of Turner Construction and Chairman of the ACE Board of Directors, participated in a panel discussion about mentoring and workforce development.

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Click here to view the video with Peter Davoren.

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Click here to view the video about the
San Antonio affiliate alumna and mentors

For more information about the American Graduate Day and links to two previous programs featuring ACE,