Giving Tuesday 2021
On November 30, 2021, Giving Tuesday, National Gypsum made an amazing $35,000 donation to the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, on the recommendation of the Portsmouth Gold Bond plant. A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially Ray Houle of New England Finish, who insists on using Gold Bond products in his builds, and to Tony Visconti and James Bennett of National Gypsum. We are so grateful for your support, and we loved the tour, where we saw the product being engineered and manufactured. Wow! #givingtuesday2021 #NationalGypsum #goldbondbuildingproducts #acementor #acementorboston #mentoringmatters
Join us as a 2021 sponsor
We made it through a year of COVID without missing a beat, thanks to our amazing sponsors like you. Help us meet our goals to award $180,000 in new scholarships this year for ACE graduating seniors! Your tax-deductible gift provides college scholarships for students who otherwise would not have opportunities to pursue careers in the architecture, construction, or engineering fields. Thank you for making a difference! We have set a goal to raise $200,000 virtually by September 15, 2021, with your help. This money will help to replenish the scholarship fund so that the Senior Class of 2022 can still be rewarded for all their hard work in the ACE program. ACE supports students from diverse backgrounds: last year, 78% of our students were people of color; forty-eight per cent were girls. More than a quarter (27%) attend Boston Public Schools, and 89% attend public high schools or charter schools. The below link will bring you to our 2021 fundraising page. We hope if you have sponsored in the past you will consider sponsoring again. We hope if you have not sponsored in the past, that this year, when the funds are needed more than ever, you will consider making a donation. Any amount helps, and the fundraising page further details each of the sponsorship opportunities. Please click through and sponsor or donate if you can.
ACE Class of 2021
This year, we are proud to have awarded $168,000 in scholarships for our 2021 seniors for their college and university studies. Twenty-seven seniors received scholarships, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. See all of the scholarship recipients here .
“Congratulations to our 2021 Seniors. We are proud of you, and we look forward to seeing what you do next, and seeing you at our alumni events!
Scholarship Chair | Mentor
We awarded $168,000 in scholarships this year to 27 seniors for their college and university studies.
Our students plan to pursue degrees in architecture, construction management, engineering, and related fields.
ACE students report that they are better prepared to take on challenging majors thanks to the program.
“The most valuable lesson I have learned from ACE is to communicate. When a project is huge–full of different industry groups–communication allows for understanding and clarity of a project in terms of what is being done and what needs to be done.”
Scholarship Recipient | ARUP
3. Alumni engagement
4. Board and program diversity.
Find out about ACE Alumni Opportunities
Keep in touch with ACE to maximize your career potential.
In 2019-2020, the ACE Mentor Program students designed a library with their mentors. The program allows students to do “everything up to putting the shovel in the ground.” Watch the video to see how their time together positively impacted both students and mentors.
Five events March 8-10, 2021
The students met weekly online with their mentors. This year, instead of one big Student Showcase, we offered five virtual Student Showcases, one for each team.
Check out our Annual Report!
Read about our 2019-2020 year of ACE.
Join us for ACE presents NOMA: Real Time with Designers
Join us on Thursday, November 12 at 5 PM to hear from real designers about their career path into the architecture and design industry and gain insight into your future pathway. Be ready for a fun and engaging conversation about what you can do next!
What is NOMA? National Organization of Minority Architects Mission: BosNOMA holds a critical responsibility in Boston’s larger building and design community in helping to foster the advancement of equitable practice and minority leadership. Our primary focus is on architects, designers and those that share a vital role in the growth of professionalism, engagement with the community and development of the built environment. Our mission is three-fold: Achieve diversity and socioeconomic awareness, establish strategic partnerships and most importantly, invest in the next generation.
For Students & Parents
Free after school program for high school students
For Sponsoring Firms
Sponsor a scholarship
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All students welcome
Our Mission & History
ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston aims to create a holistic student support and career exposure program where high school students from Greater Boston — who otherwise would not have the opportunity — learn about the architecture, construction, and engineering industries. With our carefully-designed engagement with predominantly underrepresented youth through hands-on, project based programming, we hope to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, construction management, and engineering. We engage mentors and offer college scholarships to support the program graduates in their continued advancement in the ACE fields.
ACE Mentor Greater Boston is an affiliate of ACE Mentor Program of America. Founded in 2007, ACE Mentor Greater Boston is led by an all-volunteer board and active group of volunteer mentors and coordinators. ACE marshals approximately 85 volunteers each year to mentor and support students in the program.
ACE is a 501(c)3 charity, tax ID #51-0465877.
ACE gratefully acknowledges major support from the The Cummings Foundation