New Jersey

New Jersey


M. Cristina Martinez
Board, President
ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey
PO Box 200082
Newark, NJ 07102
(m) 201.207.5680
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Dinah Jordan
Affiliate Director
(m) 609-954-3935
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ACETinyTriangle.gifMentoring Firms, Sponsors, Supporters
Thanks to our many mentors, sponsors and supporters who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.

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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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The ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey is the third oldest affiliate in the country, starting in 1999 with two teams in Newark. This year we will continue to have ACE teams in East Windsor, Hudson County, Middlesex, Morristown, Newark (3 teams) and Teaneck. We are also launching new teams this program year in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Trenton. Interested mentors and mentoring firms should contact ACE New Jersey to learn more about how you can become a volunteer/supporter for a team in your area.

Each of the teams follows the same model:

- Mentors from architectural, construction management, and engineering firms meet with teams of 10-20 students fifteen times after school between October and April.

- At these sessions, students learn what architects, construction managers, and engineers do from mentor presentations and hands-on activities

- The sessions are “project driven” and just as would happen in a real world design/construction project, all members of the team participate in developing the project

- Other “real world” activities include field trips to construction sites and apprenticeship facilities.

- At the end of the ACE season, all our teams are brought together at a final presentations night and given the opportunity to “present” their projects

- The program culminates with a fund-raising breakfast at which scholarships are awarded to deserving graduates of the program.

Note: Since it began awarding scholarships in June of 2000, ACE New Jersey has awarded over $450,000 in scholarships to more than 300 deserving graduates of the program.

Online Scholarship Fundraising Drive

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ACE New Jersey had to cancel the Scholarship Awards Dinner where seniors are recognized for their accomplishments among family, mentors, and professionals in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering industries. The Dinner serves as the main fundraiser for annual scholarships and program services.

This year our Fundraising is all online! We appreciate contributions towards the scholarships awarded, through sponsorship or individual donations.

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