The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia is the local affiliate of a national non-profit organization. An acronym for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, ACE engages, excites, and enlightens high school students to consider or pursue careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring, scholarships, and grants. ACE relies on a network of volunteer mentors ranging from architects and engineers to construction managers, contractors, and subcontractors. The program emphasizes all aspects of design and construction industry careers – from professional college career paths to those in the building trades. By informing and exposing students to the myriad construction career options, ACE is helping to build a talented construction workforce for the future.
ACE is your chance to SHARE YOUR STORY while providing an opportunity for students to learn about different construction industry related careers! There are various levels of involvement and flexible meeting schedules available. After school team meetings occur on a weekly basis and will run from October through December 2021 (ACE360 Online) and January through April 2022 (In-Person) .
In 2020, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia served students in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties in PA as well as Camden & Cumberland Counties in NJ. New teams proposed for the 2021-2022 school year include ACE360 Online and Design & Build Project Teams.
JOIN US and help engage, excite and enlighten the future of the design and construction industry!
REGISTER IN THE ACE DATABASE | Follow THIS LINK and click on “Registration/Login.”
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a returning mentor – please login to your existing profile. If you forget what email you used to create the account, please contact Melissa at GreaterPhilly@acementor.org. There is also a password recovery feature if necessary.
PA BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS*
Effective July 1, 2015, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania adopted a new law for background checks for volunteers with direct contact with children. ALL Mentors or volunteers that will be in contact with students for in-person ACE meetings will be required to submit clearances for the following:
- PA CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK | VERIFIED VOLUNTEERS
- PA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE
- FBI | FEDERAL CRIMINAL HISTORY CLEARANCE
* Approved Background Checks are valid for (3) years.
For more information on how to get started as a volunteer in our ACE Affiliate, please contact Melissa Raffel at GreaterPhilly@acementor.org or 610-952-1365.