July 2019 Edition
The New Community Service Newsletter
Windover Oaks residents served up some super summer fun at their Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser. During this month long event, Evelin Hernandez, Resident Services Coordinator, held a barbeque, made mystery dessert pizza, held an ice cream fundraiser, bingo games, and a lemon-themed bake-off, to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Read more about Atlantic Housing Foundation’s fundraising efforts for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and how Atlantic Housing Foundation is Making a Difference by giving back.  Please visit Windover Oaks Facebook page to learn more about their resident services and programs.

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! For more information about Atlantic Housing Foundation we invite you to:
Resident Spotlight
Safety Lessons Save the Day!
Recently at Heather Ridge Apartments, Resident Services Coordinator, Amy Dodds, partnered with the Irving Fire Department to provide residents with fire safety classes. One of the third grade residents attended this presentation. She was able to put the knowledge learned to good use when she discovered and reported smoke coming from the apartments where she lives. Her quick response allowed Irving Fire Department to extinguish the fire, holding the threat to life safety and damages to a minimum.
As a result of her actions to mitigate the danger to life and property at the apartment complex, she was awarded a "Certificate of Appreciation" by the Irving Fire Department's Department of Fire Education and Prevention at her school. She reiterated to her classmates the importance of the Fire Prevention classes given both at her apartment and at school. Thank you to Amy Dodds, Resident Services Coordinator, for providing these excellent courses for her residents in safety; to the Irving Fire Department for their quick response and excellence in service; and to the young lady pictured for using her knowledge to help her community and property.
One Cup at a Time
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.

With the combined efforts of all the Atlantic Housing Foundation residents, we are proud to say that we were able to raise over $3,000 for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Check out Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to learn more and to donate to this great cause!
Please enjoy these photos of residents giving back to support Alex's Lemonade.
Silver Leaf Villas showing their support of Alex's Lemonade. Here are two residents that came out to help with the efforts and take a stand against cancer "One Cup at a Time".
Villas at Sonterra taking a stand against cancer by offering popcorn and cookies along with their Alex’s Lemonade. It’s always great to see people working for a great cause and fighting cancer.
Look at this resident at Silver Leaf Villas, she is so happy to be supporting a great cause like Alex’s Lemonade. She is proud to take a stand against cancer and she is willing to do it “One Cup at a Time”
Windover Oaks is having fun with their Alex’s Lemonade Stand, it’s great to see so many people come out to support the fight against cancer.
Waterchase is taking a stand against cancer with their Alex’s Lemonade Stand. On a hot summer day, a cold glass of lemonade sounds like a great idea, especially if it supports a great cause.
At Village Lakes, the residents are helping and showing their support in every way they can. It does not matter if you are young or old, you too can take a stand against cancer with Alex’s Lemonade.
Stone Creek is showing off their efforts in support of Alex’s Lemonade by offering pizza and good times with family. Getting together and being a part of something that makes a difference is great.
Stonebriar is having a fun day outside showing their support of Alex’s Lemonade. Supporting a great cause is not only rewarding but, fun too. 
Programs that Make a Difference
Community Programs
Summer Nutrition programs like the one provided by Waters at Willow Run are important for many reasons. Did you know 22 million children depend on schools for free or reduced-price meals? Without these meals students would miss this important ingredient in their life: a steady source of food and nutrition. Atlantic Housing Foundation makes it a priority to fill the gap created in the summer by partnering with organizations like the Central Texas Food Bank, the J.E.W.E.L. Foundation, Club180, CitySquare and more.
Some of our summer food program partners, like CitySquare, even provide students with science, technology, engineering and math lessons for free as a part of their program.
A special thank you to all of the Resident Services Coordinators and partners who provide a hot meal throughout the summer to our smallest residents!
Celebrating in June
Providing opportunities to celebrate special people in our lives is an important part of building community and shared experiences. In June, many properties had special events to create something for the
special people in their lives. Residents celebrating together is an important part of shared experiences.
Scholarship Spotlight
For the next two months, Atlantic Housing Foundation will spotlight scholarship recipients on Facebook and Instagram. Their accomplishments will be highlighted, what they want to do and how they want to give back will be the focus of our "Scholarship Spotlight". The recipients have worked hard, and it is an honor to be able to spotlight their success. Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram to see more about these recipients’ accomplishments.
This annual announcement is the culmination of the work of every person in our organization. It is how we prove we are different, how we build communities, and how we change lives. My congratulations to all the recipients and to all the Atlantic employees whose work makes it possible. - Dan French, Chairman of the Board for Atlantic Housing Foundation.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the Spring 2020 Scholarship Applications which will be launching on July 30, 2019.
Upcoming Events and Information
Back to School
Atlantic Housing Foundation's mission to make a difference in our residents' lives and transform communities through education and development. We will be celebrating back to school at our properties this year during our Back-to-School bash held at most of our properties in July and August. During the back to school bash residents will get a chance to meet local school district officials, receive a back pack and school supplies, and have some fun in the sun while celebrating the beginning of a new school year.
Check with your local Resident Services Coordinator to find out more about the back to school bash at your property.Make a donation if you would like to support this great event!
Partnerships that Make a Difference
GoDo Discovery, Co. Fight to End Hunger Event
Atlantic Housing Foundation believes in supporting other local non-profits and charities. Many of our employees recently attended an event at GoDo Discovery, Co. to support CitySquare, an organization that delivers hot meals to students during the summer months.
Three corporate interns participated in this event, shown left, as well as regional managers and corporate employees. The proceeds from the fundraiser will help supply children around the DFW metroplex with meals. What a great event for a great cause!

Atlantic Housing Foundation Family

The "F" in Foundation stands for "Family".    Describe Atlantic Housing Foundation culture in one, two, or three words. This challenge was recently issued by the Human Resources Department of AHF to the employees as a survey to find out more about the employee perception of the AHF culture. The results are clear, as seen in the word cloud to the left, AHF is a caring, friendly, fun and supportive place to work where the employees report it feels more like a family. Note: The word cloud to the left is a compilation of all of the survey responses, with the most used words highlighted in the larger font.
The Atlantic Housing Foundation Way
Sandie Fauss, Editor
Director of Community Services
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