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Insider ACE MENTOR PROGRAM
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August 2015 | Issue 4
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A Fast Start for ACE's 2015-2016 Program Year.
Tap into These New Developments.
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Spread ACE’s Message with New Tools
 
Take advantage of these new resources:
 
» Recruit Mentors and Attract Sponsors with Two New Videos
ACE recently created two brief videos. In one piece, mentors explain what the ACE experience means to them, and in the other, several CEOs of top design and construction firms discuss ACE’s importance to their companies and the industry. View the videos on ACE’s homepage.
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» Use ACE’s Redesigned Homepage and Website to Your Advantage. With a fresh, more dynamic face for the program and a cleaner, smoother navigation experience, the redesigned homepage and website help improve ACE’s image. Check it out.
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» Reach Out to Sponsors and Schools with the 2015 ACE Yearbook. Appearing in the August 24-31 double issue of Engineering News-Record, the new Yearbook carries two major articles about the benefits sponsors gain from supporting ACE and the educational value secondary school leaders see in ACE. These articles will help affiliates promote local sponsorship and forge ties with schools.
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Affiliate leaders will receive a link to a digital version of the Yearbook in early September and later that month will receive a hard copy.  Multiple copies can be ordered on the ACE website.
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Capitalize on ACE’s Appearance on a National TV Show, October 3
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ACE will be prominently featured on the annual 7-hour-long program American Graduate Day broadcast throughout the PBS network on Saturday, October 3. The 2014 broadcast reached 84% of American households. The show celebrates individuals and organizations committed to improving high school graduation rates.
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One 15-minute segment of this year’s program will interview a recent ACE student and an alumnus mentor. Stay tuned for more details.
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As a tie-in to the national broadcast, some local PBS stations run spots about programs in their communities. So ACE affiliates may be able to gain exposure. Tips on how to pitch a story to a local station will be sent to affiliate leaders soon.
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Greenbuild Conference Scholarships
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As in years past, the U.S. Green Building Council is offering partial and full-ride scholarships (including travel) for college students and recent graduates to attend the 2015 Greenbuild Conference in Washington, DC, November 16-20. Last year more than a dozen ACE alums earned one of these opportunities. Scholarship applicants must be able to demonstrate a financial need and should indicate their connections to ACE.
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U.S GREEN BULDING COUNCIL
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ACE Greenbuild Scholarship Winners from 2011
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To learn more and apply for a Scholarship click here.  August 30 is the application deadline.
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Tips on applying and more details have been sent to affiliate leaders and are posted on ACE's social media pages.  Alumni living near Washington and not needing travel and accommodations are advised to apply just for the scholarship offering free conference registration.  Competition for this scholarship may not be as intense as for the scholarships with a travel subsidy.
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Students and young professionals under 25 willing to volunteer during part of the conference receive a registration waver. Click here to Volunteer.
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National Recognition for Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate
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The Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate was named one of six finalists in the 2015 STEM Mentoring Awards competition in the Most Innovative Hands-on Project category. The national competition was organized by US2020 whose mission is to increase the number of STEM professionals mentoring underrepresented minorities, girls, and low-income students. In late July Affiliate Director Tiffany Millner participated in a ceremony and STEM mentoring symposium held in a White House office building.
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Visit ACE in its New Digs
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ACE is moving across the Potomac River from Virginia to a Maryland suburb of DC. The new headquarters offers more space and amenities such as a well-equipped conference room, plus convenience to Washington’s subway line less than a mile away.

Come by for a visit or to make use of our space when you are in town.

Effective September 1, the new address and telephone number will be:

610 Executive Boulevard
Suite 612
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 571-297-6869
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610 Executive Boulevard, Suite 612
Rockville, MD 20852

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