April 2020 Edition
The New Community Service Newsletter
Atlantic Housing Foundation Celebrates Graduates
Through hard work and dedication, the Spring 2020 Graduate scholarship recipients have helped make a difference each and every year by contributing 40 hours of community service, some going above and beyond that each year, for a total of more than 5,120 hours of service. The graduates volunteer their time at local animal shelters, food pantries, elementary schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations around the country. This edition of the New Community Service News is dedicated to celebrating these graduates, and the new recipients of the Atlantic Housing Foundation Fall 2020 scholarship.

Pictured above, Titus Moten, recent graduate from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, proudly shows off his Texas State University Alumni shirt. Titus participated in the Student Volunteer Connection, among other organizations, during his time at Texas State, and he says, "I volunteer more than 40 hours, but only 40 hours are documented" each semester. According to Titus, " This scholarship has allowed me to focus on the important parts of college, grades and classes. Without the stress of wondering how I will afford rent every month made my college experience so much more enjoyable". When asked if there was anything else he would like to share with other scholarship recipients he said, "Do well in school, enjoy your experience, and count your blessings". Titus has signed up for the first ever scholarship ambassador program at Atlantic Housing Foundation, which will start in the Fall 2020 scholarship cycle. Way to go above and beyond, Titus! We are looking forward to hearing about all the great accomplishments in your future.

The Atlantic Housing Foundation is committed to excellence in service and a focus on giving back to the community. We operate under a set of core values that drive our business goals and everyday operations. These are:

Continuous Improvement
Investing in Human Capital
Passion for Service

This commitment shines through in all that we do. Atlantic Housing Foundation cares about our residents, staff and partners. Please reach out to us if you have a comment, question, or concern at questions@atlantichousing.org . We are here for you!
Partnership Spotlight
A.V.I.D. , Advancement Via Individual Determination
Each scholarship cycle Atlantic Housing Foundation partners with AVID to provide information nationwide to students regarding the available scholarship opportunities. In 2020 we continued this partnership and awarded nine AVID students with scholarships with a total award over $100,000. Please see the video to find out more about this great program.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, along with the Eagle Scholar program Director, Janet Morrison-Lane provide information to applicants each year for Atlantic Housing Foundation scholarships. In 2020 Atlantic Housing Foundation awarded 11 Boys and Girls Club members from across the nation with over $130,000 in scholarships. Please see several of our awardees in the video.
Thank you!
In addition to the above partners, we would like to thank everyone who referred an applicant to our scholarship program in 2020 including, but not limited to: our Resident Services Coordinators, all Community Staff with special thanks to Brenda Goodlin and staff for their extra effort, Arbors of Denton staff, and headquarters employees. Also we would like to thank current and former recipients including James Kimani, La'Moyah Lott, Grace Anne Matocha, and Edwin Sepulveda. We would also like to thank the many AVID instructors, Boys and Girls Club members, and college counselors. Finally, we would like to thank our partner, Minnie Stevens Foundation, for sponsoring us in their compendium which comes out once a year. (Thank you to Daniel Gutierrez for helping Atlantic Housing Foundation get information into the compendium). We appreciate the hard work of everyone who make the Atlantic Housing Foundation scholarships possible.
Spring 2020 Graduates Spotlight
Meet the Spring 2020 Graduates
We ask our graduates for feedback on the impact the Atlantic Housing Foundation scholarship has on their college experience, as well as for advice that they might have for future recipients of the scholarship. We would like to share some of their feedback as well as a letter to the foundation from one of the recipients.
What impact did the Atlantic Housing Foundation Scholarship have for your college career?
" I was having a difficult time with finances and I was already stressed about school. This scholarship allowed me to finish well and become the first in my family to get a college degree " - Sarah Gatten, Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
" It made me know that someone believed in me. Having that support meant a lot to me and always made me push harder to succeed." - Paige South, Baylor University, Bachelor of Science
" The biggest impact the Atlantic Foundation Scholarship had on my life was that it allowed me to not worry as much about the cost of schooling, which took a lot off my plate" - Cheryl Fergerson, Washington and Jefferson College, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Letter from Artelis Alfonso, University of Florida, Bachelors in Business Administration:
" Dear Atlantic Housing Foundation,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you all the staff in The Atlantic Housing Foundation for making my undergraduate career more special, and for giving me the opportunity/resources to graduate from one of the top universities in the state. I truly appreciate the support. I couldn't have done it without the scholarship I received from the Atlantic Housing Foundation Family.

Arletis Alfonso"

And to the Spring 2020 Graduates the Atlantic Housing Foundation family says, "we wish you all the best and much success in the years to come!"
Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Meet the Fall 2020 Cycle Awardees
Last year, Atlantic Housing Foundation gave over one million dollars in scholarships to deserving young men and women. In 2020 Atlantic Housing Foundation awarded 21 housing and 22 academic awards for close to a million dollars in awards once again for the second year. Please join us in welcoming the the Fall 2020 cycle awardees:
Named Scholarship Awardees:
Ahmed McLemore, Oberlin College, Jazz Performance
Bart Marantz Legacy
Jalette Roberts, Liberty University, Teaching
Sharon Murphy Excellence
Deja Primes, Prairie View A & M University, Nursing
Sharon Whaley Scholarship
Academic Awardees:
Noora Haghar, University of North Texas, Restaurant and Hotel Management
Mohammad Faroz, University of Texas at Dallas,Computer Science
Senselet Biadgelgne, University of North Texas, Kinesiology
Sarah Gifford, University of Texas at Dallas, Business Administration
Sydni Coleman, University of Texas at Arlington, Nursing
Stephanie Chavez, Mountain View College, Nursing
Evelyn Reyna, University of Texas at Austin, Biology
Rahmo Bare, Texas Woman's University, Nursing
Juliann Milks, Texas A& M University at College Station, Biomedical Science
Sarah Apio, University of North Texas, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies
Patricia Gulley, Houston Community College, Entrepreneurship, Resident
Twa Bee, University of Texas at Arlington, Political Science
Not pictured: Miriam Vallejo. Please watch our Facebook page for this student announcement.
Housing Awardees:
Brandon Castillo, Sam Houston State University, Mass Communication
Andrea Ortiz, University of North Texas, Merchandising & Hospitality Management
Isabela Cuadra, Sam Houston State University, Journalism
Rebecca Lopez, Sam Houston State University, Music - Performance
Asia Smith, Sam Houston State University, Athletic Training
Caleb Carr, Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice
Karla Ramirez, University of North Texas, Studio Art
Evangelina Covarrubias, Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice/Psychology
Ange Umutoni, Sam Houston State University, Math/Finance
Lacie Conover, Texas Woman's University, Kinesiology
Angel Parker, Sam Houston State University, Psychology
Lucila Catalan Mojica, Texas State University, Interdisciplinary Studies
Carina Mendez, University of North Texas, Marketing

Not pictured: Sahian Maissa Salas, Brittany Huner, Lexi De LaRosa, Lydia Jordan. Please watch our Facebook page for these student announcements. You can follow us by clicking the link at the bottom of the page and clicking "Follow" on our page. You can view a map of colleges and universities where our current and past scholarship recipients have attended and find out more about our scholarships by clicking on the button below:
Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Awardees!
The Atlantic Housing Foundation Way
Sandie Fauss, Editor
Director of Community Services
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Community Service questions related to our COVID-19 response? Email questions@atlantichousing.org.