3 ACE Mentor Program 2022 scholarship recipients with their giant checks
Two scholarship awardees from the Class of 2022 receive their checks
Left to right, ACE Mentor Anthony Jimenez, Electrical Engineer at SMMA; Kaliab Tale, Class of 2022; ACE Mentor Janine Byrne, Interior Designer at PCA, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui; Lilia Burtonpatel, Class of 2022 and her family; ACE Mentor Casey Williams, Engineer and Project Manager at SGH.

This weekend, the ACE Mentors were out and about awarding scholarships to seniors in our Class of 2022 who are pursuing college, university, or trade school studies in ACE fields. We are so proud of our seniors, and we believe in your potential! A full gallery of our recipients is coming soon.

 

ACE Mentor Students

December 2021

 

ACE Mentor Students

December 2021

 

ACE Mentor Students

December 2021

 

A huge thank you to Suffolk Construction for welcoming our students for tours of the Northeastern University science and laboratory building site on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We started at the top of the building and worked our way down, seeing the stages of construction in real time. We learned a lot! Special shout out to ACE Mentor Mikayla Filippone, Assistant Project Manager at Suffolk, for arranging the tours.

Image of representatives of ACE Mentor Program accepting a check for $35,000 from National Gypsum, in front of the Portsmouth #GoldBondProducts plant.

Giving Tuesday 2021

Board President Tom Aldrich of DPR Construction and Board Member Ray Houle of New England Finish join our ED Jen Fries to accept the generous National Gypsum donation.

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

Our strategic plan

Adopted April 2021

 

In April 2021, the Board of Directors of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston adopted a strategic plan with four major goals:

1. Fundraising: Increase fundraising for scholarships by 10% annually, while also diversifying fundraising for program operations.

2. Sustainable growth: Increase the number of students served by 10% annually. Increase mentor recruitment proportionally.

3. Alumni engagement: Re-engage alumni as mentors and on ACE committees and the Board. Offer opportunities to ACE alumni to advance their careers. 

4. Board and program diversity: Increase the racial diversity of our board and mentor pool. Increase the gender diversity of our board. Build partnerships with other organizations serving BIPOC people around shared goals.

 

 

Graphic illustrating four goals of ACE's strategic plan: 1) diversify fundraising, 2) sustainable growth of 10% per year in students served and mentors, 3) create an alumni program, 4) diversify our board and mentor pool.

 

 

 

 

“Congratulations to our 2021 Seniors. We are proud of you, and we look forward to seeing what you do next!

Mike Harris

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.”

Nick Pham

Scholarship Recipient | ARUP

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Read about the Class of 2020 scholarships.