Associated General Contractors
AGC-New Mexico Building Branch led the development of ACE Leadership High School which aligns with AGC’s national education agenda and the Obama administration’s school reform initiative.
The unique public-private partnership with AGC and its powerful network of industry leaders will create vital mentorship support to students and unparalleled career opportunities for all ACE Leadership graduates. Through ACE Leadership High School, AGC and its members are investing in the future leaders of the construction profession.
Buck Institute for Education
BIE has joined ACE Leadership as a partner that has helped the school create the most relevant project based learning experience in the country. With BIE’s assistance, ACE Leadership has constructed a new vision for contextualized learning where every class is taught through the lens of Architecture, Construction and Engineering. Also, BIE has been an important partner in training our teachers to design projects that empower us to live the mantra of “learning by doing, every day in every class.”
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is an award-winning design firm with expertise in architecture, interiors, planning, structural engineering, and landscape architecture. D/P/S is a regional leader in design excellence and sustainability, with a 50-year portfolio of education, healthcare, commercial, civic and mixed use projects.
New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community
The New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community recognizes the need to provide organizational development technical assistance and training as a means to establish, support, and expand positive youth development in New Mexico. The NMFYC strongly believes that organizational supports, along with supports for youth (via youth engagement), practitioners (via training), and leadership/professional development are key to building positive in New Mexico.
Sawmill Advisory Council
The Sawmill Advisory Council (SAC) was first organized in 1983 to address pollution problems. Historically the Sawmill/Old Town area has been characterized by Incompatible land use development in different eras with radically different developmental priorities. Many members of the community were unable to relocate and thus had to deal with persistent air quality problems, ground water contamination, noise and odors. Thus, SAC was born.
Our group achieved large successes soon after organizing. SAC pressured the City of Albuquerque to monitor a major local polluter, Ponderosa Products Inc., which was soon found to be contaminating local water wells and thus forced to abide by multiple remediation mandates. Meanwhile, SAC was instrumental in other clean up efforts involving asbestos, oil, gasoline and air quality contamination in the area.
Furthermore, SAC expanded its mission and made progress on other community issues. To address community deterioration and juvenile delinquency in the Sawmill area we collaborated with Wells Park community center and initiated a youth conflict mediation pilot program. In 1993, SAC launched an after-school tutoring program to address the development and support of educational opportunities. To encourage and support sustainable community-driven economic development SAC formed a new and separate nonprofit organization Sawmill Community Land Trust (SCLT) http://www.sawmillclt.org. SCLT in collaboration with the City of Albuquerque & Neighborhood Housing Services, then changed city zoning, obtained funds, bought, and developed affordable housing complexes for low to middle income families on vacant lots in the neighborhood. And finally SAC has reorganized in support of public education by initiating the Acequia After-School Tutoring & Mentoring Program, developing a service learning project for youth and providing information workshops for parents.
The idea of community unity and cooperation remains a prevalent part in the development of our program, projects and overall organization; we are determined in helping people help themselves.
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center
Eagle Rock High School Professional Development Center will be a critical partner for ACE Leadership. The organization is highly skilled at providing technical assistance to small high schools. Their work is focused on overall instructional and organizational leadership in addition to effective professional development and support for staff. ACE Leadership intends to use the Center as a “critical friend” to ensure that the programs at the school and the development of its faculty is the highest caliber possible. The formal relationship with the Center began in July 2009 during the prototype session held in Albuquerque. The Executive Director of the Center will attend and evaluate the session and consult with the ACE founders and school leaders concerning the success of the “learning by doing” instructional strategies.
New Mexico Building & Education Congress
NMBEC is a not for profit organization that was created by the commercial construction firms in New Mexico with the goal of providing educational opportunities to young people in the community. The group has dedicated start up funding to create the NMACE and it has committed to continued operating funds after the school has been established. The organization intends to build the capacity of the NMACE to establish a construction profession school in Albuquerque that can disseminate best practices to teachers and schools across the state. NMBEC believes that it can reach young people who are currently disengaged from school through NMACE through innovative applied learning through construction.
Larry Myatt of Education Resources Consortium
Larry Myatt of Education Resources Consortium has had an ongoing consulting relationship with the ACE Leadership founders for the past 10 years. He is a nationally known expert in small school development with a particular expertise in creating options for students with high potential but limited opportunity to succeed. He has worked with the school to develop a support platform that ensures that high academic expectations are met with high levels of social and emotional support.
Partners for Developing Futures
Partners for Developing Futures is a social venture investment fund that supports entrepreneurial leaders of color in creating and running high-performing public charter schools that serve underserved students.
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia is a multiprogram engineering and science laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia’s enduring mission is to provide engineering and science support for America’s nuclear weapons stockpile. Sandia applies cutting-edge technologies in integrated microsystems, computer modeling and simulation, robotics and intelligent machines, sensors, microelectronics and photonics, nanotechnology, renewable energies, combustion research, biotechnology, computation and information sciences, electronics, materials and process sciences, pulsed power sciences, and environmental sciences.
The Jaynes Companies is the parent company for 3 commercial construction companies located in 4 states throughout the Southwest. Jaynes is a nationally respected regional general contractor with extensive construction experience in commercial, healthcare, retail, education, hospitality, warehouse and distribution, local, state and federal government buildings, multi-family, structural concrete and pre-engineered building projects.
Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc. has exemplified innovation in structural engineering and project management for over 29 years. This tradition was started by founders Victor Chavez and David Grieves and has continued through to the next generation of managing partners. We offer our clients unequaled service by uniting our design and management skills with technology, discipline, reputation, integrity and teamwork.
SMPC Architects, a professional corporation established in 1944, is an architecture, planning, landscaping, and interior design firm providing services throughout the Southwest. SMPC has a record of successful service in a wide variety of building types, including healthcare, high-tech research and development, education/institutional, commercial, civic, and religious.
Yearout Mechanical, Inc. is a New Mexico based company specializing in the installation of mechanical and process systems for the commercial, government, manufacturing and industrial communities of New Mexico. Since incorporation in 1964, Yearout Mechanical, Inc. has consistently grown and expanded its capabilities, reaching its present position as the premier mechanical contractor in New Mexico.
J. B. Henderson Construction Company, Inc., is a General/Mechanical Contractor that deliver the highest quality and best value to their customers by integrating teamwork, dedicated project management, and outstanding craftsmanship. They create a desirable workplace, an injury-free environment and good jobs through equal opportunity. Their core values are quality, safety, honesty and integrity.