Residents of Chicago’s historic Englewood neighborhood are pointing to a new 25-foot-tall art installation at 6701 South Wentworth Avenue as a symbol of inspiration, hope, and achievement of students living in the southside community. (Learn more about the Englewood monument.)
ESD continues to be an eager supporter of ACE Mentor Chicago, giving students real-world exposure to careers in architecture, construction, engineering, and related professions.
The pandemic did little to slow last year’s Building Futures fundraising campaign, which culminated with a virtual Student Showcase where ACE students presented their creations developed over a semester-long mentorship.
For several years, ESD has been raising money and hosting interns for the ACE Mentor Chicago program. The ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE), founded in 1994, is a free, award-winning, afterschool program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering industry, including skilled trades. The program currently has a presence in more than 200 cities in the U.S. and is still growing.
ESD Practice Leader Andrew Lehrer lives the company’s mission to improve society through the built environment by giving back to the industry through mentorships.
Reach out to Andrew to learn more about the ACE Mentor Program Chicago.