San Antonio

About Us

Founded in 2006, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, Inc. consists of building industry professionals and educators who help high school students learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction.

During the program, students work in teams under the mentorship of experienced professionals, who guide them through projects that meet real industry requirements. The result is an opportunity to gain practical insight into what building industry professionals do to transform their ideas from an initial concept into a finished building.

In addition, every qualified senior who goes on to university study in a building industry-related field is eligible for a local scholarship.

Our Projects

Over 200 students divided into twelve teams (Anne Frank Inspire Academy, CAST STEM, East Central HS, Highlands HS, Holmes HS, John Jay HS/SEA, Lanier HS, Lee HS, Regan HS, School of Science and Technology, Warren HS/CCA), work on mock projects that address real-world situations. Past projects include San Antonio Elephant and Polar Bear Exhibit, Fire Stations, Lone Star Brewery Mixed-Use Development, San Pedro Park, Woodlawn Park, and a Downtown Grocery Store.

In addition to working on their projects, students visit professional firms, attend College Night at the University of Texas at San Antonio CACP, and attend lectures on industry topics.

At the conclusion of the program year, students present their design solutions and receive feedback from local industry leaders.

Donate to ACE Mentor San Antonio

The ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, Inc. is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). The program runs solely on sponsorships and local volunteers; your donations help fund our weekly sessions, scholarships, and overall program costs. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, please make checks payable to “ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio” and mail it to ATTN: Willie Burroughs, Treasurer, 515 Carleton Court, San Antonio, TX 78212 or give through Zelle or download our flyer.


Mike Frisbie, PE
Raba Kistner, Inc.
(p) 210-380-9256

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 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.

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If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, contact us today!