The ACE Mentor Program of America of America (ACE) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) are pleased to announce the formalization of their national partnership. ACE is a national nonprofit organization committed to advancing career opportunities for high school students in fields related to architecture, construction, and engineering, while NOMA works to foster justice and equity in communities of color through outreach, community advocacy, professional development, and design excellence. Read more at the NOMA national website.
We are so excited to formalize our partnership with NOMA! Our organization, which annually serves more than 10,000 students across the country, looks forward to completing the pipeline from middle school, through ACE, and into rewarding careers. We know that this will help affiliates across the country better support minority ACE graduates by connecting them with NOMA student chapters on their college campuses. DIANA EIDENSHINK President of the ACE Mentor Program of America
About the ACE Mentor Program of America
Founded in 1994, ACE, which stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering, works to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry. The main objective is to work with underrepresented students that do not have the guidance and support to help them uncover opportunities for their future. Volunteer industry professionals mentor students and lead them through a hands-on simulation of designing and constructing buildings.
ACE currently operates in 77 affiliates covering 36 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and in more than 200 cities. Over 10,000 students and about 4,100 mentors each year. ACE has awarded more than $21 million in scholarships to students. ACE Mentor firms have contributed more than $17.5 million worth of pro bono time.
92% of ACE graduates enroll in higher education and two-thirds enter majors linked to the design and construction industry. Students come from over 1,100 high schools and 2/3 come from underserved or minority communities.
Almost 70% of students are minorities and one-third are young women.
Read the full article at NOMA.net
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