January 2020 Edition
The Community Service Newsletter
Atlantic Housing Foundation is proud to announce the 2019 scholarship awards totaled over $1,000,000 for both academic and housing! In 2019 we awarded 22 housing scholarships to students attending the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, Texas State University, and Sam Houston State University. We also awarded 51 academic scholarships to students attending colleges from the west coast to the east coast. Our current scholarship cycle for Fall 2020 is now open for applications. You can find out more about our scholarships and apply now at www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships . We hope to award even more scholarships next year!

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 New Community Services Newsletter and we wish you and yours a Happy New Year!
Partnership Spotlight
In 2019 Atlantic Housing Foundation awarded eight AVID students with scholarships.
AVID : Advancement Via Individual Determination
Atlantic Housing Foundation partners with AVID to help get information to deserving young men and women applying to colleges around the nation. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students to succeed in education and global society.

Each award cycle AVID helps students find great scholarship opportunities and AVID teachers work hard to not only prepare students for college, but also help them to understand and navigate the application process for both the college and scholarship application process.

AHF is exited to be partnering with AVID again this cycle.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Club has helped empower students and has had life changing impacts on thousands of kids and teens throughout America. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Atlantic Housing Foundation partners with Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation to get information to students in their programs about our available scholarships. Last year we awarded eight students from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas with scholarships and two additional from other clubs around the nation.
Resident Services Coordinator Carmen Soto of Quail Ridge visits with Eastern Hills High School counselor Jean Rustern.
Local High Schools Partnerships
Atlantic Housing Foundation Resident Services Coordinators visit counselors at local high schools to get the word out about our scholarships. Each year the Resident Services coordinators each visit one to two local high schools as well as local colleges and trade schools twice a year. This amounts to up to 120 school visits in a year!

We would like to thank our Resident Services Coordinators who help to get the word out about this important program. They also visit with our residents during scholarship workshops twice a year to help them fill out applications and understand the process. Last year we awarded 11 Atlantic Housing Foundation residents with scholarships!

Please visit www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships for more information and to apply now.
Service Spotlight
New Program: Waters at Longcreek, Columbia, SC
Waters at Longcreek Apartments in Columbia, South Carolina, is proud to announce the opening and hosting of the third Club 180 student development and feeding site. With the help of a check from an anonymous AHF donor, the site is up and fully running, serving students daily for two hours including a hot meal.

Club 180 also operates at our Waters at Berryhill location in Columbia. We are grateful for this partnership and look forward to hosting more Club 180 sites in the future. Check out the Waters at Longcreek Apartments on Facebook for more information by clicking here: Waters at Longcreek Facebook page and events.
Students at Tall Timbers build airplanes and a mini-golf course.
Tall Timbers gets STEM-y
Did you know that STEM occupations are growing at the rate of twice all other occupations? Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is important because it effects every day of our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them an opportunity to explore STEM related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully may eventually pursue a job in a STEM field. By providing fun activities that are STEM-based with real-life situations students learn how to solve problems and develop solutions.

Tall Timbers Apartments, along with Arrowood, Waters at Elm Creek, Waters at Willow Run, Waters at Sunrise, Redbud Trail, Stone Creek, Villas at Sonterra are all piloting the use of Mindworks Resources Imaginate Kits. These kits are based on Common Core standards and provide activities to inspire creativity, imagination, problem-solving and self-awareness. Using the Build It Kit the students at Tall Timbers designed airplanes from plans and mini-golf courses (pictured).

Visit these community Facebook pages to see more. Atlantic Housing Foundation is committed to providing quality educational experiences for our residents.
Communities Connect: Windover Oaks, Titusville, FL & Waters at Magnolia Bay, Summerville, SC
What could be better than community connections in your own community? How about when two communities connect? Resident Services Coordinator Evelin Hernandez reached out to Waters at Magnolia Bay's Resident Services Coordinator Juanita Small to initiate a community connection writing program. The students in the after school program at Windover Oaks have been writing to the students at Magnolia Bay as pen pals for several months. What started as a way for students to use their writing skills has developed into a fun way to learn about others in another Atlantic Housing Foundation Community!

The students are finding out so many things about not only the students, but also the state in which the students live, their weather, the types of activities they like to participate in, and more! What a great experience for these students to connect and learn!

Check out the Windover Oaks Facebook page for more events here: Windover Oaks Facebook page.
Resident Coordinator of the Quarter
Juanita Small, Waters at Magnolia Bay
Juanita Small clearly takes her job as Resident Services Coordinator seriously, and knows how to have fun while doing it! With her as your RSC you will never run out of fun and imaginative things to do in the Community Center. Juanita has partnered with the Charleston County Library, Super Bus / Super Life program, the Lowcountry Food Bank, Improving Lives Ministries and other agencies to deliver excellence in service to her residents. She is committed to continuous improvement in all that she does!

Her programs include mentorship, financial planning, home ownership, and after school tutoring classes. She has a focus on service and her participation is awesome. It is evident in the pictures that her residents enjoy the events she is brings to Waters at Magnolia Bay.

Way to go, Juanita! Thank you for all you do for the residents of Waters at Magnolia Bay!

AHF Awards Excellence
AHF Manager's Meeting
In December Atlantic Housing Foundation celebrated successes and brought together all of the managers from all 45 communities and their Regional Managers for a time of fellowship, learning and celebrating success.

Join us in celebrating 2019 with our team!
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 Orleans Gardens
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 Waters at Elm Creek
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 Windover Palms
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 Quail Ridge
Lowest Margin - Occupancy vs. Economic 2019 Stone Creek
Lowest Margin - Occupancy vs. Economic 2019 Brittany Woods/ Park Chase
Lowest Margin - Occupancy vs. Economic 2019 Cedar Moor
Make a Difference Award 2019 Nancy Blueitt
Make a Difference Award 2019 Ronald Shavers
Atlantic Housing Foundation Managers
Excellence Award 2019, Highest Margin NOI 2019, Lowest Margin - Occupancy vs. Economic 2019 Waters at Bluff Springs
Highest Margin NOI 2019 Spring Grove
Highest Margin NOI 2019 Silver Leaf Villas
Highest Margin NOI 2019 Village Lakes
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 Arbors of Denton
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 Boulder Creek
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 Waters at Sunrise
Highest Margin Revenue 2019 James Crossing
Congratulations Team!
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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