Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations Class of 2020!

We would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2020. Our students worked so hard to reach this milestone. Surrounded by friends and family, in a socially distanced environment, our students were celebrated at a graduation ceremony they never dreamed of. As we as a school have grappled with the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to give our students a graduation experience that was in line with what they would have received had we not been in the midst of this crisis.Thank you to all our staff, parents, alumni, and volunteers who helped us pull together this fantastic evening. But most…
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Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congratulations Class of 2019!

You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating yet another cohort of hard-working YouthBuild & GRYD graduates as they walk across the graduation stage and onto the next chapter of their lives. As the saying goes, “It takes a village!” and the entire ACE family is thrilled to come together with the many community members who helped support the young individuals who have worked tirelessly to make it to this very important moment! We would love nothing more than a room filled with positive vibes and strong-felt support for the Graduating Class of 2019! The graduation ceremony will be held at Hilton…
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COME ONE, COME ALL! – Summer ’19

COME ONE, COME ALL! – Summer ’19

Don't miss out on one of your THREE opportunities to check out ACE during the 2019 ACE Art Walk. Held every 3rd Thursday of each summer month, we are kickstarting our Art Walk journey on Thursday, June 20th! Community members will have the opportunity to view student-made art pieces as well as pieces donated from local artists around the West San Fernando Valley. For more information regarding the Art Walk OR if you're interested in contributing to the art gallery, please contact Amanda Coleman at coleman@ace4youth.com.
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ACE goes to Grad Nite!

ACE goes to Grad Nite!

It’s time to celebrate all of the hard work our participants have put in this year as they create one final night of memories with the ACE family before graduation! This unforgettable event offered to our seniors gives them time to enjoy Cars Land with their friends and an exclusive, private party at Disney California Adventure Park from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The ACE family can’t wait to celebrate all of your accomplishments and this incredible milestone.
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Americorps Week

Americorps Week

ACE’s Americorps VISTAs led students for a week dedicated to service in honor of National Americorps Week. VISTAs decked the camps out in patriotic colors to highlight the spirit of Americorps. Students learned about different Americorps volunteer opportunities, participated in community building, and assembled and distributed hygiene packs for local individuals experiencing homelessness.
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Adventures in Energy and Enterprise

Adventures in Energy and Enterprise

ACE students enjoyed a day off campus learning about local business and electricity. The students in Youth Policy Council attended the San Fernando Valley United Chambers of Commerce Thirteenth Annual Mayor’s Luncheon where they met Mayor Eric Garcetti and learned about the mayor’s administration as it relates to the San Fernando Valley business community. Special thanks to Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce President Mark Neurdorff for supplying the tickets for the students to attend! The rest of the student body traveled to the City of Commerce for a tour of the Electrical Training Institute by the International Brotherhood of Electrical…
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Fundraising for natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico

Fundraising for natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico

Join our young people in supporting students who have been affected by the recent natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico! – 10.21.17 ACE students will be hosting a fundraising relief event, alongside the Canoga Park Farmer’s Market. Young people will be offering car washes and selling student-made art! $10 per car wash! Give back and rebuild! Follow ACE on social media for live updates on our fundraising activities @ace4youth. See you there!
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Back to School BBQ!

Back to School BBQ!

It’s that time of the year again – back to school! Join us this upcoming Thursday, August 31st at ACE for a BBQ to kick off the new school year! Grab a plate of food, play some games, and win prizes as you get acquainted with our ACE Family. Bring a friend and meet other students as you get ready for the upcoming school year! All members of the community are welcome – you can register for YouthBuild while you’re there if you haven’t already! For more information, please contact Amanda Coleman at coleman@ace4youth.com. We’ll see you there!
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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS of 2017!

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS of 2017!

On June 19, we commemorated the incredible achievements of our youth at ACE’s Graduation and Celebration of 2017! Students, their loved ones, and our community partners joined ACE at the Hilton Hotel for an evening of honoring young women and women who have overcome adversity and grown in knowledge, resilience, and character. In addition to the RUTH YouthBuild Class of 2017 receiving their well-deserved High School Diplomas, this memorable evening recognized GRYD members who have successfully completed their youth development program and presented ACE’s Healthcare, Construction, and Business Trainees with their vocational certificates. While celebrating these successes, the graduation ceremony…
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