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Leveraging your College Experience outside of Academics

Now that I am entering my final year of education at Harvard, looking back, there are many things that I would tell my first-year self. However, the most important lesson that I have learned is that you must create your own college experience. What does this mean? There is no one college experience or typical…

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From Pandemic Beginnings to Senior Reflections My Journey Through B.U.

Pre-Medical Student, Boston University – As I sit down to pen this reflection on my college journey, I realize that the reality of my transformation over these past four years at Boston University (BU) is both profound and multifaceted. Entering college at the onset of a global pandemic, navigating through the unique dynamics of a…

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Building on Your Strengths: The Value of Utilizing CliftonStrengths

5…4….3…2…1…Happy New Year! Hopefully, you’ve spent some time reflecting on the past year and thinking about the year ahead. Whether you are a first-year student or approaching your last semester of college, it is important to discover your unique strengths and how they shape your relationships with other people. Gaining clarity to your life as…

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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…

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Thank you for joining ACE as we face new challenges together

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…