ACE 25th Anniversary Celebration
The ACE Mentor Program of America recently held their 25th Anniversary Celebration and National Affiliates Conference in Washington, DC. This conference brings together ACE leadership and provides an opportunity to recognize some of the best ACE students in the nation. An important announcement was a $3 million sponsorship by CMiC, in the form of the Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship. Allen Berg was the founder of CMiC and became respected for his devotion to education and community service. At the conference, scholarships were awarded to 19 ACE students from across the country, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, for their outstanding leadership and work in the ACE program. While the main focus of the ACE program has always been providing higher education opportunities to students in the fields of architecture, construction and education, the goal for the next 10 years is to create 5,000 job opportunities per year for ACE students.
Rodgers has sponsored the ACE Charlotte Chapter for over 11 years and specifically mentors students at Ardrey Kell High School. This year, Ardrey Kell won Charlotte ACE Cup! The cup is given to the Charlotte ACE team that had the best solution to the RFP, as judged by local professionals representing the ACE industry. This years’ RFP was to imagine a new playground/playscape and adjacent commercial building that would revitalize a corner of uptown Charlotte and play a prominent role in the proposed Seventh & Tryon development.