The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping.
ACE ALL-AFFILIATES VIRTUAL MEETING RECORDED LIVE ON JUNE 24, 2020
ACE National held an All Affiliate Virtual Meeting on June 24, 2020. The meeting agenda included an update on what has been happening in the past few months and what the current plans are for the summer and fall.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us all to become more familiar with virtual meeting technology. At ACE, we saw hundreds of teams move their sessions to a virtual environment. As we continue to navigate this new world, one thing is certain: virtual conferencing is here to say. To that end, we have prepared a curated short list of recommended FREE virtual meeting options for ACE teams.
Google Meet– Google has re-engineered and integrated their meeting and chat services to offer Google Meet which is perhaps the best all-around free virtual meeting program available (as of June 2020). Allowing up to 100 participants, it is easy to invite multiple outside users (they don’t need a google account) and integrates the G suite apps such as google docs, google calendar and gmail.
ezTalks Webinar– Like Google Meet, this free virtual classroom platform allows up to 100 students and offers many of the same features, some of which are tailored for a classroom-style learning environment. Users can join the meeting through a browser to avoid having going through the install process. It also offers an IT support remote control feature where the organizer can control a user’s screen to troubleshoot any connection issues.
This Spring, ACE programs across the country took the time to continue to celebrate their students and their fantastic work in our program. Below are links to videos of affiliates that hosted their final presentations in a virtual format. Please take time to view them, enjoy them, be inspired by them, help us celebrate the very unique Class of 2020 and the resilience that they are building as they adapt to a new and changing world.
Virtual fundraising is becoming more popular and commonplace today. It offers a number of advantages over traditional fundraising approaches. It can either complement traditional strategies or in some instances substitute them. We will propose several different virtual fundraising techniques within this series!
We know that this has been an unpredictable year, especially when it comes to program support. ACE National has been looking for a way to assist you with your priorities and, with feedback from several affiliates, ACE Day of Action was born! The first ever ACE Day of Action (#ACEDay2020) will be an online show and tell of all the things we love about ACE – with various calls to action, based on your specific needs.
Join us on August 25, 2020 for a 24-hour campaign to kick off the new school year by raising awareness, recruiting mentors and students, and actively fundraising for direct support to affiliates – or any other need you may have. This is not a fundraiser for the ACE national office – We want to work with your affiliate to make this day a great success and fulfill your own most pressing needs this Fall. Whether you are looking to recruit students, sign up some new mentors, or grow your scholarship fund, ACE Day of Action is flexible enough to accomplish your local goals.