Oregon


Portland

Contact ACE Portland

For students, mentors,
educators, applications,
and all other questions:

Mailing Address:
PO Box 15007
Portland, OR 97293

ACE Staff

Kari Smith Haight
Program Manager
(503) 415-0579
Email ACE Oregon

Kristin King
Communications Manager

Ready to Apply?

Complete BOTH:
1) The Paper Application
2) The Online Application

Application deadline:
November 15, 2019

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(subject to change)
ACE Golf Tournament: Sep. 16
2 Info sessions: Oct 2019
Mentor Mixer: TBD
Mentor Confirmations: Nov 8
Student App due: Nov 15
Mentor Orientation: Dec 3 + 5
Selection notifications: Dec 9
Program Start: Jan 7 + 9
ACE Luncheon: April 2020
Final Presentations: May 2020
Mentor Appreciation: May 2020

Download the
2018-19 Event Calendar

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2018-19 Paper App
Parent Consent Form
Field Trip Permission Form
Terms of Scholarship Form
Scholarship Disbursement Form
Scholarship Information

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ACE Student Packet (all)
ACE Student Flyer
Why Join ACE
About ACE & FAQ

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ACE Mentor Packet
ACE Mentor Flyer

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2018 ACE Brochure
2018 Survey Results & Quotes
2018 ACE Luncheon Highlights

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After-School Programs Enter Career-Tech Space
$80,000 in scholarships
4 students to Summer Camp
ACE awards $75,000
ACE leaders celebrate students
ACE celebrates 10 years
$100,000 collected for ACE

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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our chapter. We are grateful for their continuing support.
2018-19 Board Members

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Registration for the 2019/2020 ACE Mentor
program will open near the end of July.

Please check back to this page in July or contact the affiliate leader
listed in the upper right corner of this page.

 

Want to learn more about the ACE Luncheon, Golf Tournament, info sessions and more?
Visit our Events page here.

ACE is a FREE after-school program for high school juniors and seniors interested in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE). Student teams collaborate on a building design project under the guidance of industry professionals. ACE also offers college scholarships for seniors and summer camp opportunities for juniors.

ACE STUDENTS gain valuable career skills, network with professionals, and explore ACE careers.

ACE MENTORS give back to their community, inspire the next generation, and attract new talent to the industry.

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Our Program

Portland’s ACE program runs from January to May every year. Student applications and mentor recruitment start in Fall (August/September) and are usually due in late November (right before Thanksgiving). Acceptance notifications will be emailed in December.

Students are placed on a Tuesday or Thursday team with 10-15 students from different high schools and 7-10 mentors from a mix of architecture, construction, and engineering firms. Teams meet 12 times (once a week or once every two weeks) from 4:30-6:30 pm. Light meals are served at each meeting and supplies are provided. Prior experience and outside homework are not required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from meetings.

Meetings are held in downtown Portland at ACE mentors’ offices and job sites. Students have the opportunity to visit multiple professional workplaces, learn how to network, and explore career paths within the ACE industry. Teams design a building together, and students present their projects to a large audience at the program finale in May.

To learn more about the history of ACE Portland, visit our About page.

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Students

The ACE Mentor Program of Portland is open to high school juniors and seniors near Portland. The junior and senior class standing is the only requirement. Outstanding sophomores are occasionally accepted if space is available. The application period opens at the beginning of the school year in fall. Any student meeting the class standing requirement and able to travel to the downtown Portland locations are welcome to apply.

Students must submit BOTH the Online and Paper Applications before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. For instructions on how to apply, visit our Application page.

 

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Mentors

Are you an architecture, construction, or engineering professional?

Do you want to inspire youth to enter your industry?

Do you want to network and give back to your community?

Mentor volunteers are the lifeblood of our program. Each team of mentors is led by an experienced Mentor Captain. Mentors provide around 24 hours of volunteer time (twelve 2-hour meetings) and are not required to attend every session. There is no financial requirement to be an ACE mentor, though mentors with offices in or near downtown Portland often provide meeting space for an ACE session.

Meet past mentors and learn more about ACE before committing to be a mentor at our kick-off event in the Fall - the ACE Mentor Mixer. If you are interested in becoming an ACE mentor, please visit our Mentor page.

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ACE Scholarships

Each year, the ACE Mentor Program awards scholarships to seniors who are committed to pursuing construction-related careers in college. Visit our Scholarships page for a list of past winners, how to apply, and more.