My 1st Year As An ACE Coach

When Saying Yes Leads You Down a Path You Could Not Have Imagined I followed the ACE program through the newsletters and blogs Lorita would encourage supporters and donors to read. As a result, I fell in love with ACE and was so impressed with the program and the strides the students were making as…


Thank you for joining ACE as we face new challenges together


Rebounding from a Setback to a Comeback

Ms. Alper was her name—the middle school science teacher who gave me the foundation and love for science. I don’t know what it was, her passion, her energy. But then, I started taking school more seriously, mainly because it was getting fun and exciting. High school was a great experience. Meeting people outside the East…


ACE’s Response to the Supreme Court Ruling

On June 30, 2023, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that universities cannot use race as a factor in the admissions process. This decision effectively stalls decades of progress and educational opportunities for all students from under-represented communities. Although this decision was very disappointing, it is not new news. Many politicians and others…


Summer Edition

Meet the 2023 ACE Graduates Your support has contributed to the success of our recent graduates. Please join us as we recognize the 2023 ACE Graduates.  Alvin Morales; Graduate of Dartmouth College with a Minor in Latin American, Latino & Carbbean Studies (LALACS) Daniel Joseph; Graduate  of Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S. in Game Development & Design…


Utilizing the ACE Pillars

During my first year at Simmons University, I found myself struggling to adjust to the change in course load, the faster pace nature of college courses, and time management. During my first semester, my grades were not as high as I hoped, and I didn’t know exactly what to do differently to improve. My ACE…


From the Founder and CEO
Manifesting a vision

Accelerated College Experiences (ACE) is thrilled to celebrate over ten years of student accomplishments with you. In 2012, ACE had a vision to create a pathway to college success for historically marginalized students. This vision has evolved into six signature programs that support students in high schools and colleges across the country. ACE graduates are…

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The Challenges of Balancing School and Work

Balancing work and school life is possible, but at the same time, not simple. I started at Suffolk University in 2021. During my first year, things went just as my ACE Coach Lorita told me – very busy, different from High School, with lots of “free time” between classes and several syllabi, all with deadlines.…

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It’s Okay Not to Know

I graduated from high school in 2020, during the pandemic’s beginning. How my senior year ended was not something anyone could have expected, and it was nothing anyone could control, but I tried to make the most of it. The pandemic hit, and the entire world changed. There was little in-person contact, and we were…


Abigail Carpenter
Marketing & Graphic Design Specialist

Abigail has a demonstrated history of working in the facilities services, hospitality, and higher education industry. She is trained in Microsoft, Adobe Suite, and social media and is experienced in event planning, organization, multi-tasking, logistics, photography, and media content creation. Strong creative professional with a Master of Science in Management and a Concentration in Leadership…