To engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and continued support for their advancement into the industry.


  • Help build a large, diverse, and better-prepared workforce.
  • Prioritize engaging students and communities traditionally underrepresented in the industry.
  • Assist and guide students by providing scholarships, internships, and mentoring as they pursue career pathways into the industry.


Inclusion – We will nurture and value the diversity of backgrounds, identities, talents and beliefs of each individual involved in our program.
Collaboration - We believe a spirit of mutually beneficial collaboration will produce the greatest results and maximize our volunteer and fiscal resources.
Excellence - We aspire to deliver the highest quality and most impactful mentor program and commit to approach our work with fairness and honesty.

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ACE is an after school program that introduces you to careers in architecture, construction management, engineering and other disciplines.


The ACE Mentor Program is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective fields.


CMiC – Allen Berg Memorial Scholarships

The family of the late Allen Berg created The CMiC-Allen Berg Initiative in 2018 to preserve and extend Mr. Berg's rich legacy as he passed away prematurely from cancer in 2015. Mr. Berg earned scholarships to study Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, followed by an advanced degree in Aerospace Engineering and work towards a Ph.D. in Mathematics. In 1974, at age 26, he founded CMiC—which grew to become the leading innovator of software solutions for the construction industry. Mr. Berg's devotion to education, community service and Jewish causes was rooted in his connection to his past – he was born in a refugee camp to Holocaust survivors who continued to suffer emotionally from the traumas they experienced during the war. He grew up in a modest home and the hardships the family experienced were magnified when Mr. Berg was 13 years old and lost his father. Mr. Berg realized that the way to help his family and create a good life for himself and those around him was through education. Today, Mr. Berg is fondly remembered for his support of numerous community initiatives and for serving on the boards of several religious, government and technology organizations. He is also remembered by all those he mentored personally and all the individuals and families he touched on a personal level.

"Allen's early childhood experience shaped his worldview and became a guiding light throughout his life," said Judith Berg, Chairwoman of the CMiC Board of Directors. "Our goal with the CMiC-Allen Berg Initiative, in the form of scholarships and funds for mentoring programs, is to inspire and enable underprivileged students by providing coaching, exposure and financial support to help them pursue enriching careers in construction and related fields. Allen's greatest joy was helping the disadvantaged by providing opportunities. He cared about the world around him and thought that the best way to drive positive change in the world was to help others become self-sufficient and create better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. We believe there is no better way to extend and amplify Allen's legacy as a builder, creator, mentor and education advocate."