February 2020 Edition
The Community Service Newsletter
Can you think of anything better than celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Month? How about celebrating it with your community! That's just what Waters of Longcreek did this month, hosting many events to promote not only random acts of kindness, but also events that show our residents just how much we care. Shown here, on Valentine's Day, the Waters at Longcreek's Resident Services Coordinator, Tamara Canzater held a partner celebration to show our thankfulness for the kindness of our local partners. The Club 180 Children and Feeding Center and the Richland County Sheriff's Department were celebrated, and a fun time was had by all! Read more about these partnerships in this edition of the Atlantic Housing Foundation's Community Services Newsletter.

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

We hope you enjoy this edition of the Community Services Newsletter!
Partnership Spotlight
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Atlantic Housing Foundation partners with local police and sheriff's departments in each of our communities to make a difference and help transform the communities in which we live and work. We are excited to partner with the Richland County Sheriff's Department, located in Columbia, SC. Richland County is the second most populated county in South Carolina and we are most appreciative for the officers who give their time to work with our students in our Club 180 Feeding and Development program. We would like to recognize Deputy Sheriff Powers and Deputy Sheriff Fort for their continued engagement in the community. The Richland County Sheriff's Department believes in providing excellence, accountability, passion for service, integrity and developing connections with their communities; values to which AHF also ascribes.
Club 180 Feeding and Development Program
Club 180 Feeding and Development Program runs full time at both Waters at Berryhill and Waters at Longcreek in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2019 Club 180 served over 4,000 meals to students in their program and over 9,000 since 2017. The Club 180 program not only serves a hot meal to every participant but also provides tutoring and a place students can go after school for positive engagement and socialization. We would like to thank Club 180 for the continued partnership and dedication to serving students and the volunteers that make it all possible.

Atlantic Housing Foundation is dedicated to education and partners with local organizations and provides free after school programs at most of our locations. Check out a list of our locations.
Spotlight on February Fun
Kindness and Caring at Silver Leaf Villas
The students in the after school program at Silver Leaf Villas coordinated by Angela Holley really know how to get crafty.

These residents put together a cup of kindness for Valentine's Day for their families to show the love. They enjoyed this creative event and the recipients were delighted to receive the gift.

At most of our communities we have at least two craft opportunities a month. Check out the Silver Leaf Villas Apartments page on Facebook for more information by clicking here: Silver Leaf Villas Facebook page and events.
2020 Valentine King and Queen
Residents at Palm House Senior Apartments had a love-ly time at the Annual Valentine Party where the crowning of the 2020 Valentine King and Queen took place.

Palm House always has a full calendar and lots of fun planned due to the hard work and efforts of Activities Director Gina Battles.

Atlantic Housing Foundation plans at least two social events a month for our residents to encourage community involvement.
Drug-Free Poster Campaign
In February residents began working hard on their submissions to the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association's 2020 My Voice Will Be Heard - Speaking the Language of Love Drug-Free poster contest. At Arrowood Apartments Resident Services Coordinator Patricia Gulley invited resident artist, Craig the Artist, to help students plan.
Find out more at https://www.sahma.org/dfk.
RSCs of the Quarter
Dynamic Duo:
Tamara Canzater, Waters at Longcreek & Arielle Williams, Waters at Berryhill
Columbia, S.C.

When it comes to getting the community involved this dynamic duo in Columbia, S.C. knows how to collaborate to make things happen! In the last six months these RSCs have made a huge impact on their residents by offering almost 500 hours of community service and serving over 2,500 participants. Programs like Club 180, Community Watch and health programs, among many others, provide valuable services their residents appreciate. Thank you!
New Community Spotlight
Waters at Gateway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration
It was a proud moment today for Atlantic Housing Foundation as the ribbon was cut for the grand opening of Waters at Gateway Apartments in Savannah, Georgia. This 276- unit affordable housing community has plenty of great amenities for residents to gather, including a fitness center, swimming pool, BBQ area, playground, and pet park. It also boasts a community building with computers and a Resident Services Coordinator who will provide services including after school, college and career, community involvement and social programs for residents.
An exciting day for the attendees, including Mayor Van Johnson; Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Savannah, Earline Davis; CEO and President of Atlantic Housing Foundation, Michael Nguyen; and Board President and Founder of Atlantic Housing Foundation, Dan French.
Upcoming Events and Information
2020 Fall Scholarship Cycle Open Now
The 2020 Fall Scholarship Cycle is now open for applications. This Fall 2020 cycle we will be awarding both academic and housing scholarships. The housing scholarships will be awarded to students attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas; Texas Woman's College of Denton, Texas; University of North Texas in Denton, Texas; and Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Academic applicants may attend any university, trade school or college in the nation and be at any level from senior in high school and beyond. We will also be awarding the Sharon Whaley Scholarship for Educators and the Sharon Murphy Excellence in Education Scholarships to two recipients in education. Additionally we have an Art & Design scholarship available. Residents of Atlantic Housing Foundation properties are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information and to access the application, please click on the button below:
The Fall 2019 Good Grades Award Program is currently open for submissions. Residents may submit grade cards from January 1, 2020 until February 29, 2020 to be considered for this award cycle. The Good Grades Program recognizes families whose students grades K-12 have achieved perfect attendance, A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll with a certificate and reward. In 2019 Atlantic Housing Foundation awarded over $34,000 in awards to resident students grades K-12. Submit your report cards and find out more by clicking the link below. You can also submit your report cards to your Resident Services Coordinator or your leasing office today!
The Atlantic Housing Foundation Way
Sandie Fauss, Editor
Director of Community Services
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