ACE Mentor Program | Cleveland

With over 80 affiliate chapters nationwide, the ACE Mentor Program exists "to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students" in the architecture, construction, and engineering industries. The ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland currently involves nearly 200 students from 13 schools in the Cleveland area. Participating high schools include:

  • East Technical High School
  • Garrett Morgan
  • Ginn Academy
  • High Tech Academy
  • John Hay (two programs)
  • John Marshall
  • Lincoln West @ MetroHealth
  • Max Hayes
  • MC2 Stem
  • New Tech West
  • Shaker Heights
  • Warrensville Heights

The heart of the ACE program is the mentoring relationship between the students and professionals from the A-C-E industries, with over 70 local firms providing volunteer mentors for the program. Mentor team members generally meet bi-weekly with students after school for a hands-on, interactive curriculum, including field trips and an RFP project.

Over the last fourteen years, the Cleveland ACE program has provided over $1.4 million in scholarships to over 200 students.



2022 Scholarship

The above photo is from the 2022 ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland Scholarship Banquet. Over 200 students, mentors, volunteers and community leaders attended the event. Presentations were given by students from John Hay and Warrensville Hts teams. 


Scholarships totaling nearly 100,000, funded by Construction Employers Association, University Hospitals, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland American Institute of Architects and other supporters, were awarded to graduating senior students.


Participate in ACE

If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, contact:

Construction Employers Association
950 Keynote Circle, Suite 10
Cleveland, Ohio 44131
Phone: 216.904.4013
Email: [email protected]

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