November 7th, 2016
On November 7th 2016, New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Pena-Mora and Deputy Commissioner for Community Partnerships and STEAM Initiatives Lee Llambelis attended the ACE Mentor Program Fall Reception at the Sony Tower. ACE’s Fall Cocktail Reception highlights innovative construction and design projects around New York City. Previous receptions highlighted the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and 7 World Trade Center. Presentation speakers noted that the Sony building was originally meant to be the tallest building in NYC, but the stock market crashed and construction halted.
The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) inspires high school students to pursue careers in design and construction. The mission of the ACE Mentor Program is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry. ACE engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities; it supports student's continued success by providing program participants with scholarship and grant opportunities.