About ACE at John Jay

About ACE at John Jay

John Jay Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) is a cohort program designed to dramatically improve the percentage of students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree – to 50% within four years and 65% within five years – by providing participating students with a comprehensive program of academic, financial, and social interventions. Based on the principles of the successful CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) in community colleges, John Jay College is serving as a testing ground to see if ASAP’s successful model can be replicated in a senior college setting. ACE has had preliminary promising results and is entering its fourth year of operation thanks to generous support from the Robin Hood Foundation, the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, and the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW). In fall 2018, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is supporting a randomized control trial in order to rigorously evaluate the ACE program’s ability to increase four-year graduation rates for baccalaureate degree students.

For more information about ACE, visit the ACE ePortfolio below
Inside the ACE Program at John Jay

ACE Staff Portrait

The ACE Professional Team
Mr. Alex Blaise, Academic Advisor
Ms. Claudia Guevara, Academic Advisor
Mr. DeLandra Hunter, Director
Ms. Jess Jardine, Academic Advisor
Ms. Xenia Machado, Academic Advisor
Ms. Celina Marrero, Administrative Coordinator
Mrs. Berlyn Morales-Witten, Associate Director
Ms. Eva Nolen, Academic Advisor
Ms. Digmarie Ruiz, Career Specialist
Ms. Hannah Tenadu, Academic Advisor


Program Sponsors

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