When the ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program began, no one truly understood the positive impact it would have on high school students and the integrated construction industry. 20 Years Later – Our mission is simple: We engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in the integrated construction industry and then we support their continued advancement in the industry through scholarships and grants.
CLICK HERE to learn more about ACE360 Online – our NEW virtual mentoring program for the 2020-2021 school year!

2021 ACE HONOREES

PERSON OF THE YEAR

GENNARO LEVA

of Temple University

BIO COMING SOON!

PROJECT OF THE YEAR

CHARLES LIBRARY

at Temple University

Charles Library is a new 4 story structure in the heart of main campus.  The building, designed by Snøhetta in collaboration with Stantec, houses a variety of study spaces, classrooms, resource centers, browsable collections, special collections, event & exhibition spaces, along with the Center for Student Success and University Press.   A key feature of the building is the Automated Storage and Retrieval System or the “Bookbot” which is designed to hold approximately 1.8 million volumes of books in a high density storage area.  The building also features an outdoor terrace on the 4th floor along with one of the largest green roofs in Philadelphia.

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

STEPPINGSTONE SCHOLARS

of Philadelphia, PA

Steppingstone Scholars is an educational social mobility organization. For low income students in the City of Philadelphia, there are often no clear pathways to college or the workforce. Since 1999, Steppingstone has been working to address this systemic problem by creating not just one pathway, but many.
  • Provide transformative, rigorous learning opportunities to high-achieving educationally underserved students to access and succeed at highly resourced schools.
  • Leverage custom resources inside public K-12 schools (neighborhood, charter, and citywide) to create pathways to college and the workforce for educationally underserved students.
  • Create broad enrichment programs that innovate the ways schools, nonprofits, and communities can better equitably serve engaged citizens ready to enter college and a changing workforce.

COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR

BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST

of Philadelphia, PA

Brandywine Realty Trust is dedicated to creating local economic opportunity in West Philadelphia by investing in several unique procurement, job training and technical assistance programs.

  • Grow Philadelphia Capital: Through a partnership with The Enterprise Center, we’re granting working capital to help fund local minority enterprises.
  • Construction Apprenticeship Preparation Program: We’re training and mentoring community members so they can enter the trades.
  • Local Sourcing Initiative: We’re offering our tenants discounts on select local businesses’ goods and services in order to prioritize local spending and sourcing.
  • CDC Co-Development: We’re hiring local non-profit community development corporations as co-developer to give them exposure to our processes and contacts.
  • Community Fund: This fund supports neighborhood priorities, including affordable housing, small and minority business/employment, education and capacity building.

 

REGISTRATION

Please fill out all of the required fields below. Feel free to reach out to us if you should have any questions or concerns. Email greaterphilly@acementor.org

SCAVENGER HUNT!

LET’S GO ON A VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT!

Think of it like a month-long tailgate with your friends from the design and construction industry!

Join the Greater Philadelphia community in a virtual scavenger hunt that celebrates past ACE honorees and challenges you to connect with amazing places! Earn points and race to the finish for the win.

All sponsors and attendees receive complimentary participation in the hunt!

THE HUNT WILL BEGIN ON MAY 17, 2021 and run through JUNE 17, 2021. SPACE WILL BE LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY!

Since 2000, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia has given local high school students an opportunity to learn about careers in architecture, construction, and engineering. The nation’s fastest-growing after-school mentoring program uses a team model with industry professionals serving as mentors. They work with groups of students on collaborative design projects, teach real-world life and professional skills, take field trips to construction sites, tour offices, and more. The program makes a powerful impact on students’ exposure to careers in the design and construction industry and helps them achieve career objectives with scholarships and support.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the affiliate currently operates in PA (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware & Chester Counties) and NJ (Camden & Cumberland Counties) and engages over 300 students and 200 volunteer mentors.