The ACE Mentor Program is a national non-profit organization. ACE’s Portland branch was founded in 2006 by local architecture, construction, and engineering professionals. In our first year, 28 mentor volunteers served a small group of 27 students from 6 high schools. Since then, Portland’s ACE program has experienced remarkable growth. In 2019, 51 firms provided 120 mentors for 142 students from 38 high schools. ACE Oregon has also awarded more than half a million dollars in college scholarships to students who are entering ACE-related careers.