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Jeffrey Messinger of STV, Inc. Named ENR Outstanding Mentor of the Year

  April 9, 2020 Congratulations to Jeffrey Messinger for being selected as the 2020 ENR Outstanding Mentor of the Year! This is a national honor and we are thrilled that Jeff’s dedication and commitment is recognized. Jeff has been mentoring for over 17 years with ACE GNY. Throughout his years as a Team Leader of ACE GNY Team 11, Jeff has personally impacted between 400-500 students, organizing college visits, to assisting with scholarships and beyond….

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

March 12, 2020 Due to the continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and policies impacting gatherings and external programming from many of our participating firms, The ACE Mentor Program of GNY (ACE GNY) has decided that all teams will begin meeting virtually effective March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020 (should we need to continue this longer, we will let you know). All students and parents will receive an email from their Team Leader with…

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Summer 2019 ACE GNY Alumni Networking Event

On August 20, 2019 the ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY hosted the summer 2019 ACE GNY Alumni Networking Event! Attendees reconnected over their shared ACE experiences, as well as expanded their network of ACE GNY Alum.

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ACE Ball 2019

Last Tuesday’s ACE Ball was a two-fold celebration–the dedication of our incredible mentors, and the 25th “birthday” of ACE, which was founded here in New York City. On this evening, we celebrated our mentors and acknowledged their impact on our students. The guidance and mentorship they provide teach students valuable skills of teamwork, presentation, and problem solving, and are a significant reason why our students come back every year and why many of them join…

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Meet the 2019 ACE GNY Mentor of The Year 

Jeffrey Messinger is the 2019 ACE GNY Mentor of the year.     Jeffrey Messinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate and Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer/Industrial Designer at STV Incorporated. He is the Team Leader for Team 11 and has been involved with ACE for 16 years.     His peers recognize his attentiveness to students and commitment to making sure each and every voice is heard. He is a team player that encourages and supports fellow mentors with…

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ACE GNY Completes Another Successful Season

The ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY completed its 2018-19 mentoring season in June 2019 with the culmination of team final presentations. This year, the free after-school program had 49 mentoring teams of students exploring careers in architecture, construction, and engineering.

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Founded in 1994 by a group of leading architects, contractors and engineers in New York City, the program has served more than 77,000 students nationwide and over 14,000 students in New York alone. Today, more than 10,000 students and 4,100 mentors participate in ACE each year in 37 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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