Who We Are

Since 2002, ACE Los Angeles has enabled over 1,500 high school students to discover the exciting potential of careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE).  ACE brings Architecture, Construction and Engineering professionals into high schools twice a month to teach students and mentor them.  We recruit our mentors from nearby architectural, engineering and construction firms. A typical team matches half a dozen professional mentors with two dozen students in grades 10 through 12. They meet after school every other week, approximately sixteen (16) times during the academic year.  Several hundred of our "alumni" are currently in college and dozens have graduated. Most of these graduates are working in the design and construction professions and some have returned to mentor at our ACE high schools, including three of our current mentor team leaders.  Our scholarship program has grown, and to date, we have awarded over $1M in scholarships to local ACE students in support of their pursuit of A/C/E careers.   We have lots of on ramps for getting involved.  Participate in ACE. We welcome your talents to our teams. GO ACE!

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:00 PM
    Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802


Click HERE to view the recording of the NASA student session and click HERE for the slides from the presentation.

Did you miss any of our past sessions? Click HERE to view our YouTube channel.

Did you miss our mentor recruiting event? Click HERE to learn about the ACE Mentor program and how YOU can give back through mentoring.

Virtual ACE L.A./O.C.

Virtual SketchUp Lesson held on May 13 with Aaron Olko - Franklin Team Leader

Virtual SketchUp Lesson held on May 27 with Ricky Vega - USC Hybrid Team Leader and Aaron Olko - Franklin High School Team Leader 

ACE Los Angeles/Orange Counties Mentor Program Makes an IMPACT

CMiC scholarship winner, Oceanna Lenon's (from the St. Mary's Academy team) story on how the ACE Mentor program made a difference in her life


ACE Students-ACE Alumni

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New ACE School?   

Interested in bringing the ACE program to your school? Click Here

ACE National Website Links

Background Check Links

ACE LA/OC Team Leader & Mentor Resources

Click here for resources and information to help lead your team!


ACE college students, you NEED to check out our job listings.   We want you to come work for us!   

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Click to See All our ACE Teams! 

Current Teams

How We Raise Money For Scholarships and Summer Camp

ACE Contact Info

Anne Ettley
Executive Director
ACE Mentor L.A./O.C.
Email Anne click here

ACE Mentor LA Board of Directors

409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. #565
Redondo Beach, CA  90277


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